Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Positioning New Orleans for Cuba Travel & Potential Business Opportunities

June 22nd, 2011
3:00 pm

Location
1350 Port of New Orleans Place

The Center for International Policy, Washington D.C., in collaboration with the Port of New Orleans, New Orleans International Airport, Cuba
Travel-USA, and the Cuban and Caribbean Institute at Tulane University invite you to an evening of discussion.

Positioning New Orleans for Cuba Travel & Potential Business Opportunities
Wednesday June 22, 3-6 PM
Reception to Follow

A symposium examining the new White House policy permitting licensed travel to Cuba by U.S. Citizens for people-to-people exchanges and broad
educational policy, and exploring future prospects for U.S. and New Orleans businesses.

3:00 Welcome
GARY LAGRANGE
President and CEO, Port of New Orleans

3:10 ‘€œThe New Obama Travel Rules:
A Fresh Approach to U.S.-Cuba Relations?‘€
WAYNE SMITH
Cuba Program Director, Center for International Policy

3:40 ‘€œAcademic and People-to-People Travel to Cuba:
The Legal Dimension‘€
ROBERT MUSE
Attorney, Washington D.C.

4:10 ‘€œNon-degree Educational Travel to Cuba:
Informative and Appealing Programs‘€
ELIZABETH NEWHOUSE
Associate, Center for International Policy

4:30 ‘€œProspects for U.S. Business Arising from the Recent
Liberalization of Travel to Cuba‘€
ROBERT MUSE
Attorney, Washington D.C.

5:00 General Discussion and Q&A

6:00 Reception

Courtesy of the International Cuban Society
Port Administration Building
1350 Port of New Orleans Place
To register or for more information: (504) 581.2000

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This speaker series was developed by Professor Caballero as part of her class, Introduction to Latinx Studies. It is designed to share the diversity and contributions of the local New Orleans Latinx community. Each speaker shares their perspective on a wide array of important topics relating to community and the city. In order to attend these online events, please REGISTER HERE

  • Thursday, September 17th – Rafael Delgadillo, PhD Candidate at UC-Santa Cruz in Latin American and Latino Studies
  • Thursday, October 1st – Leticia Casilda, Familia Unidas en Acción Familias Unidas en Acción was founded in 2018 with the vision of providing immigrant families in the greater New Orleans area and Louisiana with the resources needed to thrive in a new community without forgetting their own culture and history. We are the only community organization in New Orleans and Louisiana primarily focused on providing shelter and transitional support to recently arrived immigrant families. Our membership is made up of impacted immigrant families who believe that our families and children deserve equal opportunities, respect as human beings, access to their histories and culture, and to be acknowledged as productive members of society.
  • Thursday October 15 – Fermín Ceballos, musician and writer – Fermín Ceballos is a tri-lingual Afro-Dominican songwriter, musician, bandleader, composer, actor, and poet living and creating art in New Orleans, Louisiana. He studied art & music at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD) and was a professor of music for the Dominican Republic Secretary of State for Culture National School System. His primary musical instruments are the accordion, guitar, piano, and voice. Fermín continually works on several musical projects in the Gulf South and the US; such as Merengue4-FOUR, a musical project focused on Dominican Music (Bachata & Merengue Típico), Fermín‘€™s Latin Fusion Orchestra performing original salsa inspired compositions, and Fermín Acústico a musical concept based on guitar and voice. With all his projects, he performs original compositions based on his fusion of different sounds and musical rhythms. In 2019, he released his first book of poems in Spanish and English entitled Pisando Mi Sombra (Walking My Shadow).
  • Thursday, October 29th – Christopher Louis Romaguera. Romaguera is Cuban-American writer who lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was born in Hialeah, Florida and graduated from Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Romaguera has been published in The Daily Beast, Curbed National, Peauxdunque Review, New Orleans Review, PANK Magazine and other publications. He is a monthly columnist at The Ploughshares Blog. He has an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of New Orleans.
  • Thursday, November 12th TBD

For more information, please contact 504.865.5164.