The Relevance of Revolution: In Cuba in the 21st Century
Dr. Ernesto Domínguez López (History and Political Science Professor, University of Havana)
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
3911 Posvar Hall
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
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Dr. Domínguez López’s lecture will address how Cuba – a country often accused of being frozen in time – has actually embraced innovation at home, particularly since the end of the Cold War. Whether developing sustainable agriculture, funding biomedical breakthroughs, embracing tourism, strengthening medical care in developing countries, or maintaining its social safety net despite numerous economic challenges, Cuba has continued to pursue an independent course in revolutionary ways. Not all may agree with Cuba’s path, as Dr. Domínguez López acknowledges, and official U.S.-Cuban relations remain poor. Yet, he envisions areas in which our two countries can work together for positive change, particularly once the U.S. embargo of over fifty years is finally lifted.
Ernesto Domínguez López teaches history and political science at the University of Havana, where he specializes in U.S.-Cuban relations, Cuban foreign affairs, and U.S. politics. This is his second visit to the United States; in 2012, he was a guest scholar at Emory University, Georgia State University, and the Carter Center in Atlanta.
Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Africana Studies, and Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh
Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)
University Center for International Studies
University of Pittsburgh
4200 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260