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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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Book Launch and signing: The Man Who Loved Dogs

Public Event: Leonardo Padura Fuentes

Join the celebrated Cuban author Leonardo Padura Fuentes and his UK publisher Bitter Lemon Press for an evening of conversation about his latest book in translation, The Man Who Loved Dogs.

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Film screening -José Martí: The Eye of the Canary + Q&A

Join us at 1pm August 25that the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton, London for a rare chance to see Fernando Perez's lavish film about the life of famed Cuban revolutionary José Martí (1853-1895).

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Public lecture 16th October, 2012

The Missile Crisis 50 years on: Lessons of threatened mass destruction?

On the 50th anniversary of the October missile crisis in the the United States and the USSR brought the world to the brink of mass destruction the IISC and the Institute for the Studies of the Americas presents a public lecture by the esteemed Cuban expert in internaitonal affairs, Professor Carlos Alzugaray Treto. “The Origins of the Missile Crisis: An asymmetric confrontation in a Cold War context”.

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