Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

The Update of the "Cuban Model" and the Stalemate in US-Cuban Relations, and Cuba in the Current Hemispheric Geopolitical Context

December 1st, 2011
4:00 PM

Location
Tulane University
100a Jones Hall, Greenleaf Conference Room

The Update of the “Cuban Model” and the Stalemate in US-Cuban Relations by Raúl Rodríguez and Cuba in the Current Hemispheric Geopolitical Context by Jorge Hernández – December 1st, 2011 at 4 p.m. in Greenleaf Conference Room, 100a Jones Hall, followed by reception. Dr. Rodríguez’s talk will be in English and Dr. Hernández’s talk in Spanish with simultaneous translation.

Raúl Rodríguez Rodríguez is a professor and researcher at the Center for the Study of the Hemisphere and the United States at the University of Havana. Mr. Rodríguez holds a master’s degree in 20th century history and international relations from the School of History and Social Sciences at the University of Havana and a degree in English from the Higher Institute of Foreign Languages. At the University of Havana, he teaches introductory and postgraduate courses on U.S. history and he has co- authored syllabi and taught courses (in English) on Cuban history and the history of U.S.-Cuban relations to U.S. undergraduate students from the University of North Carolina, American University and University of Alabama on semester programs at the University of Havana since 2004. Mr. Rodríguez’s has been a guest lecturer in Canadian and U.S. Universities on topics related to Cuban Foreign Policy and US-Cuba/ Canadian Cuban relations and his most recent publications include); “Convergence and Divergence in United States and Canadian Cuba Policy post 1959: A Triangular Comparative Analysis,” in International Journal of Canadian Studies no 37, 2008; and, “Las relaciones Estados Unidos Canadá en el contexto regional de América del Norte” in Estados Unidos: Una mirada en el siglo 21, edited by Jorge Hernández (Havana: Editorial Ciencias Sociales, 2009), Canada Cuba and the United States as seen in Cuban Diplomatic History 1959-1962. Working Papers Series, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, 1/10, Harvard University. Canada and the Cuban Revolution: Defining the Rules of Engagement, Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, Volume 16, Issue 1, Spring 2010.

Jorge Hernández Martínez. Sociólogo. Estudia la cultura política estadounidense y las relaciones interamericanas. Autor de artículos, libros y ponencias sobre esos temas. Miembro de Latin American Studies Association (LASA) y del Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO). Ha participado en eventos internacionales organizados por esas instituciones y realizado estancias de investigación o como profesor visitante en The School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS), de la Universidad Johns Hopkins, en el Instituto de Estudios Latinoamericanos (ILAS) de la Universidad de Texas en Austin, en Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC), de la Universidad Internacional de la Florida (FIU), en el Hunter College, de la City University of New York (CUNY). Ha visitado y ofrecido conferencias en las Universidades de Pittsburgh, Tulane, Notre Dame, Georgetown, la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) y la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, entre otras. Actualmente es el Director del Centro de Estudios hemisféricos y sobre Estados Unidos (CEHSEU), de la Universidad de La Habana.

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