As part of their Cuba Seminar series, The Bildner Center’s Cuba Project is hosting the seminar “Cuban Americans: How they are Changing the US and Their Homeland,” by Susan Eckstein (International Relations and Sociology, Boston College). The moderator for this event will be Mauricio Font (Bildner Center, The Graduate Center-CUNY). The seminar will take place on Monday, December 13, 2010, at 4:00pm at the Graduate Center, Room 9204/9205 (365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, New York).
The talk is based on the recently published The Immigrant Divide: How Cuban Americans Are Changing the US and Their Homeland (Routledge, 2009). Professor Eckstein will address how the Cuban diaspora in the US has changed in the post-Soviet era, how Cuban immigrants have impacted on the US culturally, politically, and economically, and how Cuban immigrants are transforming Cuba as we knew it. It will also address the conflict of interests between different Cuban immigrant waves, and the significance of the 2010 Florida elections.
Susan Eckstein, former president of the Latin American Studies Association, is professor of international relations and sociology at Boston University. Her publications include The Immigrant Divide: How Cuban Americans Changed the U.S. and Their Homeland (2009), Back from the Future: Cuba under Castro (1994, 2003), and The Poverty of Revolution: The State and Urban Poor in Mexico (1977, 1988). She is a
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