~ Presenting the 2017 Foro Latinamericano ~
The Cuban Revolution after Fidel Castro
April 21-22, 2017
Many have compared the normalization of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States with other milestones in U.S. history such as Armstrong’s first step on the moon, the assassination of John F. Kennedy or the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, which was the first attack within its national borders since Pearl Harbor. Others have emphasized the good fortune new generations of U.S. citizens have because they can now travel to Cuba as compared to those born during the Cold War who were not able to travel freely to the island. Why is reestablishing diplomatic relations and being able to travel freely to Cuba so decisive for the United States? What impact has the Cuban Revolution had in the political history of the twentieth century? How did the Cuban Revolution change the lives of millions of Cubans both inside and outside the island? This year’s Foro Latinoamericano will explore these questions. We will examine issues related to the artistic sphere and the political history of the Cuban Revolution with our guests Geandy Pavón, Cuban artist; Rachel Price, Cultural Critic; and Walfrido Dorta, Postdoctoral Fellow at New York University.