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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Cuban Research Institute is hosting an information conversation with Eliécer Ávila, who will share his experiences and impressions about the year since his first visit to Miami and his direct interaction with Cubans throughout the island.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 132

The Department of Religious Studies is having a symposium, "The First Symposium: Religions, Human Rights, and Global Ethics". For further information, please contact Dr. Erik Larson.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

The Cuban Research Institute has convened a symposium to commemorate the historical context of José Antonio Echeverría's life and role in the anti-Batista insurrection in Cuba during the 1950s.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Cuban Research Institute is having an event with Madeline Cámara Betancourt, Associate Professor of World Languages at the University of South Florida. She will lecture on the cultural, political, and literary events as "crossroads" that have generated alternative thoughts in the quest for a Cuban identity after 1959.

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

The Cuban Research Institute is hosting a book presentation of Dr. Lillian Guerra's new book of short stories. The book seeks to understand the experience of exile as a complex mixture of different cultures.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

The twentieth anniversary of the "balsero" crisis is a propitious occasion to reexamine several key issues raised by the contemporary Cuban diaspora. The Cuban Research Institute has invited a distinguished group of scholars, artists, and professionals who were directly involved with this crisis.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, 301 Washington Ave.

The Jewish Studies Initiatives is hosting a lecture by Marina Pignatelli, University of Lisbon, who will share the memories of Jewsish refugees that faced dual challenges of culture and politics in Portugal.

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

The Cuban Research Institute is hosting a book presentation "Writing Secrecy in Caribbean Freemasonry", written by Dr. Jossianna Arroyo, analyzes the Masonic, literary, and political writings of Spanish Caribbean intellectuals who lived in the decades of anticolonial struggle in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Hispaniola (1860–1898).

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Rafael Díaz Balart Hall, Room 1000

The Cuban Research Institute and the FIU College of Law will sponsor a panel discussion of the implications, relevance, and future of U.S. legislation that allows Cuban immigrants to become residents of the U.S. after one year of arriving in the country.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

Former Honorary Consul of Finland in S. Florida, Dr. Cami Hofstadter, will be giving a lecture on the role each Scandinavian country played during the Holocaust. Part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series.

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

This bilingual volume, edited by CRI Director Jorge Duany, gathers a selection of the papers presented at the Ninth Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at FIU.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Cuban Research Institute is having a lecture by Raúl Rubio and Christian Larsen, they will parlay both the theory and praxis of a wide range of topics concerning Cuban material cultures, collecting and curating Cuban things.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU, 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach

The Jewish Studies Initiatives is hosting a lecture by Dr. Tudor Parfitt, who looks at the way both Judaism and Islam have been co-opted into the ethnic and political struggle between Jews and Arabs in Palestine/Israel. Part of the Mondays at the Museum series.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Cuban Research Institute is hosting an event with Daína Chaviano, Cuban writer. She will give an overview of her work that reveals that fantasy can be socially subversive and a personally risky tool.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

The Cuban Research Institute is hosting a lecture with Zeila Frade, who will analyze the relationship among children's literature, ideology, and cultural identity in Cuba.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Faculty Club

The Cuban Research Institute is having a lecture by José Ruiz Elcoro, who will provide a historical overview to assess the Cuban "danzón," from its origins in the 19th century to contemporary times.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Wertheim Performing Arts Center

The 16th Annual Eric Williams Memorial Lecture will feature a lecture by the Prime Minister of St. Lucia, the Honorable Dr. Kenny Davis Anthony.

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

Historian Gerald E. Poyo considers the idea of exile and how this identity influenced the formation of Cuban communities abroad dedicated to transforming conditions in their homeland.

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Venue:FIU

International conference commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Acharya Tulsi.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

The 5th Annual AADS Humanities Afternoon, LEGACIES: Black Cultural Transnationalisms, Remembering Nelson Mandela and Amiri Baraka, features keynote lectures from three renowed scholars, Dr. Yvette Christiansë, Professor of English and Africana Studies, Barnard College; Dr. Chérif Keïta, Director, African/African American Studies, Carleton College; and Dr. Haki Madhubuti, Founder and President, Third World Press, leading poet and one of the architects of the Black Arts Movement.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Faculty Club

The Cuban Research Institute is hosting a lecture by Cecilio E. Tieles Ferrer, who will discuss the development of Cuban music during the 19th century, particularly the "contradanza."