INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CUBA IN THE 21st CENTURY


INTERNATIONALCONFERENCE
CUBA IN THE 21st CENTURY

Tuesday 17 April 2012
10am-5pm followed by a reception
Woburn Suite, (Room 22-26 ground floor) Senate House, University of London Malet St., London, WC1E 7HU
In April 2011 the first Cuban Communist Party Congress in over a decade agreed a programme of economic policy measures aimed at what it called the ‘updating of the Cuban socialist model’ heralding the most intensive and extensive change since the earliest days of the Revolution more than 50 years ago. In January 2012, the Communist Party met again in a special conference to discuss and agree political reforms to the way the Party and the country governed. How will these changes affect the trajectory of the revolution and its relationship with the wider world?
This special one day conference will examine the prospects for Cuba and the Cuban socialist project in the 21st Century.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Professor Carlos Alzugaray Treto, University of Havana
Dr Rafael Hernández, Temas magazine, Havana
Professor Alzugaray, a former diplomat and Ambassador to the European Union is an expert in Cuba’s international relations and has written extensively on Cuban foreign policy. The title of his presentation will be: “Cuban Foreign Policy in the era of economic reforms”
Dr Hernández is a prize winning scholar, founder and editor-in-chief of Temas an independent journal of thought and political science. His presentation is entitled: “Cuba: in transition to what?”
Registration: £25/£10 students and unwaged (includes refreshments, buffet lunch and a wine reception at the end) To register contact: Olga Jiménez: olga.jimenez@sas.ac.uk
For full programme, call for papers and further details: http://cubastudies.org/events/international-conference-cuba-in-the-21st-century/

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