“NO ES FACIL”: EVERYDAY LIFE IN CUBAN SOCIETY DURING THE SPECIAL PERIOD

Public seminar: “NO ES FACIL”: EVERYDAY LIFE IN CUBAN SOCIETY DURING THE SPECIAL PERIOD

This “No es Facil” Special Period seminar brings together a range of academics from different disciplines, all experts on Cuba, who will discuss the issues faced by ordinary Cuban citizens who, for well over a decade, courageously attempted to navigate their way though such a hostile economy.

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Should Cuba be on the list of terror states?

The designation of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism has been a contentious issue from the start. The fact that Cuba has been a victim of terrorism itself and ironically form the United States, has meant that this has been a source of deep resentment in Havana. However, the hurt is more than moral, economically too, the inclusion of Cuba on the so-called 'terror list' has meant that foreign banks have been severely fined in the US for dealing with the island to the extent that they have pulled out of dealing with Cuba altogether. This has added enormously to the financial burden placed on the Cuban economy.

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Obama’s Cuba gambit: Is the US embargo finally coming to an end?

Does this departure by the White House signal the end of the US policy? Will Congress block any of the initiatives? How will these new policies impact on the Presidential Race? The President's actions have raised far more questions than they have answered.

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Conference – Exploring change in Cuba – 11-12 June 2015

Cuba is going through an intense period of change, driven by reforms to lift the country out of the economic crisis that began in the 1990s. This process of change accelerated with the arrival to the presidency of Raúl Castro in 2008. In the same period, Cuba’s international integration has increased, through the role it plays in international organizations, the multiplication of bilateral agreements with countries in South America but also with Russia and China, and the re-negotiation of relations with the European Union within a context of questioning the "Common Position".

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Discovering Places: Cuba

Public Event- Discovering Places: Cuba

An informative evening for those planning their first trip to Cuba. Network with exhibitors, share plans with fellow travellers and ask questions of our expert panellists: travel writer, photographer, guidebook author and Cubaphile Claire Boobbyer; and lecturer on Cuban literature and society and chairman of the International Institute for the Study of Cuba Dr Stephen Wilkinson.

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Seminar by Prof. Raúl Rodríguez Rodríguez of Havana University

Public Event: The Cuban ‘update’ and US-Cuba relations

Join Professor Raúl Rodríguez Rodríguez for a seminar on the current state of the Cuban 'updating' or reform process and how this may affect Cuba- US Relations.

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