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IISC and University of Buckingham Research Seminar

US policy towards Cuba in the 21st century

In this presentation, Prof. Domínguez discusses his latest research which addresses the variables in the making of US policy towards Cuba since the start of the new Century, including the structural factors of decision making. He then examines the nature of the policies and finally addresses their effects.

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International commemorative event

The Missile Crisis 60 Years On: Part 1

On 16 October, 1962, the CIA placed before US President Kennedy the first confirmed pictures of Soviet nuclear missile emplacements in Cuba and what became known as the Missile Crisis or October Crisis began. Now, as conflict between the ‘West’ and Moscow has reignited on the continent of Europe, what lessons can we learn from the events in the Caribbean sixty years ago? What is its legacy and how should it be remembered? This conference, organised by the International Institute for the Study of Cuba at the University of Buckingham, brings together a group of distinguished scholars to discuss the events of 1962, how it appears to us today and the relevance it may have to matters still facing the world.

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US-Cuba Relations in a context of multiple crises: 2019-2022

IISC ONLINE SEMINAR: US-CUBA Relations with Prof. Ernesto Domínguez López

The idea of this talk is to focus on the current stature of the relationship between the US and Cuba, for which we have to go back in time, otherwise it would be incomprehensible, but with emphasis on the transition from Trump to Obama, the economic crisis, the pandemic and the recent Ukrainian crisis.

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Photographing Cuba: Representation and reality

IISC SEMINAR: Cuba va, 20 years later: with Photographer Roberto Fumagalli

In 2002 Roberto Fumagalli travelled to Cuba for the first time, hoping to get to meet Fidel Castro. He feel in love with the country and its people, and the result of this was his first book “Cuba va”, which was published in 2006. In this talk Roberto will share what he saw during those unforgettable years, what his feelings were and also give his personal insights about photography.

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Dates for your diary 23 February and 9 March

SEMINAR SERIES 2022: Cuban medical internationalism

A series of seminars from the world’s leading experts on Cuba organised by the IISC and the University of Buckingham.

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LASA Center Director Section Series on Indigeneity, Afro-descendants and other marginalized populations in Latin America.

EVENT: Roundtable on the African-descended contribution to Cuban independence

This will be a roundtable discussion on African-descended peoples’ contribution to the struggle for Cuban independence and their role in creating a racially inclusive nationality. Hosted by Stephen Wilkinson, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations and Director of the International Institute for the Study of Cuba at the University of Buckingham, alongside  Marta Carminero-Santangelo, Director of the University of Kansas Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. 

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