The Cuban Revolution as seen from 2015
Department:WWS Office of Public Affairs and Communications
Audience:Open to the Public
The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University will host a public panel discussion Dec. 8, 4:30 p.m., Robertson Hall, in Bowl 016, that will address the Cuban revolution. This event is being held in conjunction with an art exhibit titled, “The Cuban Revolution,” in the Bernstein Gallery in Robertson Hall. The exhibit runs from Dec. 4, 2015, to Jan. 29, 2016, and features images of the Cuban Revolution created by Cuban photographers including, most notably, Alberto Korda, Fidel Castro’s official photographer and personal friend, best known for his iconic photo of Che Guevara. A public reception will follow the panel discussion.
Panelists include Rachel Price, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures at Princeton, and Adrian Lopez Denis, lecturer in the Program in Latin American Studies and History and director of the Princeton in Cuba program. Stanley N.Katz, lecturer with rank of professor in public and international affairs and director of the Wilson School’s Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies, will moderate the discussion.
Price’s research focuses on Latin American, Atlantic and Cuban literature and culture. Her essays have discussed a range of topics including digital media, slavery, poetics and visual art. Her first book, “The Object of the Atlantic: Concrete Aesthetics in Cuba, Brazil and Spain 1868-1968” was published in 2014; her second book, “Planet/Cuba: Art, Culture and the Future of the Island,” was recently published and discusses literature and art from post-Raúl Castro Cuba that engages questions of environmental crisis, new media and new forms of labor and leisure.
Katz is president emeritus of the American Council of Learned Societies, the national humanities organization in the United States. He received the annual Fellows Award from Phi Beta Kappa in 2010 and the National Humanities Medal (awarded by President Barack Obama) in 2011. He has honorary degrees from several universities. His recent research focuses upon the relationship of civil society and constitutionalism to democracy and upon the relationship of the United States to the international human rights regime.
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