Scholar to discuss Cuba’s present, future

    (Cambridge, MA - May 17, 2006) - Jorge Dominguez, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, has been appointed to the newly created position of vice provost for international affairs. Staff Photo Justin Ide/Harvard News Office


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Sept. 27 talk at the University of Louisville will focus on Cuba’s challenges, economy and evolving relationships with the United States and its Latin American neighbors.

    Harvard University professor and Cuba native Jorge Dominguez will give the free, public talk about “Cuba: Today and Tomorrow” at 4:30 p.m. in Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library. The event is the 16th annual Latin American and Latino Studies Heritage Lecture, offered by the Latin American and Latino studies program within the College of Arts and Sciences.  

    Dominguez also will present “An Informal Conversation on Current Latin American Politics” at 11 a.m. Sept. 27 in the Multipurpose Room, Cultural Center.

    The speaker is the history department’s Antonio Madero professor for the study of Mexico and chair of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. He is a past president of the Latin American Studies Association.

    He is the editor or author of several books on Latin American and Caribbean politics, including “Challenges of Party-Building in Latin America,” “Debating U.S.-Cuban Relations” and “Contemporary U.S.-Latin American Relations: Cooperation or Conflict in the 21st Century.” He serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including Political Science Quarterly and Cuban Studies.

    Co-sponsors are the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, Liberal Studies Project, Cultural Center’s Hispanic/Latino Initiatives, Hispanic/Latino Faculty and Staff Association, political science department, Grawemeyer World Order Awards, First Year Initiatives, the College of Arts and Sciences’ international, diversity and engagement programs office, and the monthly publication El Kentubano.

    For more information, contact Rhonda Buchanan at 502-852-2034 or


    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.