Cuba Meeting Oct. 17 Greater Hartford CT

Oct 2, 2015 by


A conference at Central Connecticut State University

The historic announcement in December 2014 by Presidents Obama and Castro that the US and Cuba would reestablish diplomatic relations was followed by the opening of embassies in the two countries this year.  Much remains to be done, however, before normal relations between the two countries can be established.  A central issue in the ongoing negotiations is the decades-old embargo of Cuba that has been enforced by ten successive US administrations.  Join us for a discussion on the next steps to be taken to establish peace between these two neighbors.

Keynote Speaker:  Ariel Dacal Díaz
Ariel Dacal Díaz was born in Camagüey, Cuba.  He earned his doctorate in Historical Sciences, his master’s degree in Contemporary History, and a bachelor’s degree in History, from the University of Havana, Cuba. He will speak about U.S.-Cuban relations, past and present, the process of change, and what revolutionary aspects of the Cuban economy and society Cubans will work hard to preserve.
Since 2008, Ariel has been part of the Popular Education team at El Centro Memorial Martin Luther King, Jr. (the Martín Luther King Jr. Memorial Center) in Havana, Cuba. He designs, coordinates and systematizes training for social actors in Cuba and abroad. He trains specifically in the areas of: participation, politics and power, community work, communications, gender, group work, and group coordination.
Other Speakers Include
• First Secretary Miguel Fraga, Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in USA
• Dr. Marco Perez, a graduate of Cuba’s Latin American School of Medicine who has served on a medical mission to Haiti
• panel commentary by participating CCSU faculty
Saturday October 17, 2015
Davidson Hall, Torp Theatre
Registration and coffee 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM
Program – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Sponsors:  Center for Public Policy and Social Research at CCSU and the Greater Hartford Coalition on Cuba, with CCSU Departments of: *Political Science; *History; *Journalism; *Modern Languages; *Sociology; *Design; *Physics & Engineering Physics; the *Ruthe Boyea Women’s Center; *Youth for Socialist Action; *Latin American Student Organization; the *Elihu Burritt Library; the *Center for International Education and the * Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at CCSU

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