Cuba and the United States in Historical Perspective

A Georgetown Global Humanities Faculty Seminar

Now is an exciting time in U.S.-Cuban relations, and as we look to a new future, we must also reflect on our shared past. Our “Cuba and the United States in Historical Perspective” speaker series welcomes six distinguished scholars to campus for conversations about their recent books on Cuban history, and the historical relationship between the United States and Cuba. This is a Global Humanities Faculty Seminar sponsored by Georgetown College and Georgetown University’s Global Engagement Initiative. Please contact co-directors Prof. Adam Rothman or Eric Gettig for more information. Additional information is available on the official blog for this series.


September 18, 4:00 PM, ICC 662
Ada Ferrer, New York University
A conversation with Professor Ferrer, author of Freedom's Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution

October 15, 7:00 PM, Film Screening Classroom (Second Floor of the Healy Family Student Center)
Marcus Rediker, University of Pittsburgh
Film Screening of Ghosts of Amistad

November 6, 12:00, ICC 450
Reinaldo Funes Monzote, University of Havana
A conversation with Professor Funes Monzote, author of From Rainforest to Cane Field in Cuba: An Environmental History Since 1492

February 1, 12:30 PM, ICC 662
Lillian Guerra, University of Florida
A conversation with Professor Guerra, author of Visions of Power in Cuba Revolution, Redemption, and Resistance, 1959-1971

February 22, 12:30 PM, ICC 662
Anita Casavantes Bradford, University of California-Irvine
A conversation with Professor Casavantes Bradford, author of The Revolution is for the Children: The Politics of Childhood in Havana and Miami, 1959-1962

April 4, 4:30 PM, ICC 462
Louis Perez, Jr, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
A conversation with Professor Perez, author of The Structure of Cuban History: Meanings and Purpose of the Past