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Call For Panels And Papers- Eleventh Conference On Cuban And Cuban-American Studies, Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University 2017 Florida International University

Call For Panels And Papers- Eleventh Conference On Cuban And Cuban-American Studies, Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University

Cuban Research Institute Events

The Cuban Research Institute announces it 11th Conference, taking place from February 23 to 25th, 2017. The main theme "Beyond Perpetual Antagonism: Reimagining U.S. - Cuba Relations", invites interdisciplinary approaches to the links between Cuba and the United States, both historically and in current times. The deadline to submit proposals for panels and papers was October 31, 2016.


Assessing The Effectiveness Of Micro-Level Poverty Interventions In The Highlands Of Guatemala, Jacqueline A. Castro 2016 University of San Francisco

Assessing The Effectiveness Of Micro-Level Poverty Interventions In The Highlands Of Guatemala, Jacqueline A. Castro

Master's Theses

Despite immense efforts of poverty alleviation in the Western highlands of Guatemala, poverty is intense and widespread. Amidst an abundant array of poverty interventions, existing evidence on those interventions are not sufficient. Highlighting basic knowledge regarding impact evaluations, this paper aims to determine the most effective poverty intervention for the Western highland areas of Guatemala. Focusing on impact evaluations, this paper reviews 17 Latin American interventions, paying close attention to what may be applicable to this region. Using only the highest quality data from Latin America, it is clear that cash transfers and graduation programs are the most impactful interventions ...


Elena: A Story Of Poverty, Uncertainty, And Hope- Film Screening With Director Marcelo Martin, Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University 2016 Florida International University

Elena: A Story Of Poverty, Uncertainty, And Hope- Film Screening With Director Marcelo Martin, Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University

Cuban Research Institute Events

This promotes a film screening of "Elena: A Story of Poverty, Uncertainty, and Hope", a documentary by Marcelo Martin on the Cuban government's 1988 demolition of the bathrooms and kitchens of an apartment building named "Elena", located in Central Havana. Marcelo Martin is a Cuban filmmaker and screenwriter who now lives in Miami.


Ensayos De Politica Economica: Cuba, America Latina Y Estados Unidos- Presentacion De Libro Por Jorge Salazar- Carrillo, Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University 2016 Florida International University

Ensayos De Politica Economica: Cuba, America Latina Y Estados Unidos- Presentacion De Libro Por Jorge Salazar- Carrillo, Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University

Cuban Research Institute Events

Jorge Salazar-Carrillo presents his book "Ensayos de Politica Economica- Cuba, America Latina y Estados Unidos", which analyzes political economy in Cuba, Latin America and the United States to help develop better ideas and conclusions to combat the current economic ills in the Americas. Dr. Salazar- Carrillo is currently Professor and Director of the Economic Research Center at FIU. (Spanish version of poster)


Essays On Political Economy: Cuba, Latin America, And The United States- Book Presentation By Jorge Salazar- Carrillo, Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University 2016 Florida International University

Essays On Political Economy: Cuba, Latin America, And The United States- Book Presentation By Jorge Salazar- Carrillo, Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University

Cuban Research Institute Events

Jorge Salazar-Carrillo presents his book "Ensayos de Politica Economica- Cuba, America Latina y Estados Unidos", which analyzes political economy in Cuba, Latin America and the United States to help develop better ideas and conclusions to combat the current economic ills in the Americas. Dr. Salazar- Carrillo is currently Professor and Director of the Economic Research Center at FIU.


La Culpa La Tiene Derrida: La Praxis Deconstrucionista De Buitrago Y Sus Implicaciones En Mi Quehacer Archivístico, Marisol Ramos 2016 University of Connecticut - Storrs

La Culpa La Tiene Derrida: La Praxis Deconstrucionista De Buitrago Y Sus Implicaciones En Mi Quehacer Archivístico, Marisol Ramos

UConn Library Presentations

En esta presentación discutiré como el antropólogo Carlos Buitrago, durante su periodo decontrucionista, influyó mi carrera académica en el campo de la archivística. En mi trabajo trazare el camino recorrido junto con Buitrago, primero como su ayudante de investigación en 1992 en un proyecto analizando los repartos vecinales del pueblo de Adjuntas (1824-1832), luego en 1993, trabajando juntos en el Archivo General de Puerto Rico donde me introdujo a los archivos de aguas de Guayama y el tema de los sistemas de riego en este pueblo durante el siglo XIX, y más tarde en 1999 cuando compartió conmigo sus transcripciones ...


Campesinos, Jóvenes E Inmigrantes: La Ecuación Liberal Y Revolucionaria Chilena Frente Al Estado De Sitio En La Carta A Francisco Bilbao (1852) De Santiago Arcos, Alvaro Kaempfer 2016 Gettysburg College

Campesinos, Jóvenes E Inmigrantes: La Ecuación Liberal Y Revolucionaria Chilena Frente Al Estado De Sitio En La Carta A Francisco Bilbao (1852) De Santiago Arcos, Alvaro Kaempfer

Spanish Faculty Publications

This article analyzes Francisco Bilbao’s Letter to Francisco Bilbao (1852) by focusing on the constitutional aspect of his political platform, a liberal revolution conceived to dismantle social, economic and juridical inequalities in order to advance a democratization agenda, and the social construction of its historical protagonist, particularly in terms of the necessary alliance between peasants, youth and immigrants in mid-Nineteenth century Chile.


New Scholarship Opportunity For Fiu Students- The Jose Antonio Echeverria Scholarship, Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University 2016 Florida International University

New Scholarship Opportunity For Fiu Students- The Jose Antonio Echeverria Scholarship, Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University

Cuban Research Institute Events

Announcement for the competition for the 2016-17 edition of the Jose Antonio Echeverria Foundation scholarship program. The scholarship is awarded yearly to a student of Architecture, History, Politics, & International Relations or Religious Studies. The scholarship was created to honor the memory of Jose Antonio Echeverria, President of the University Students Federation at the University of Havana in 1957, who was murdered while defending democracy in Cuba.


A Comparative Perspective Between Farc Guerrilleras And Chechen Black Widows, Denise Rivera 2016 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

A Comparative Perspective Between Farc Guerrilleras And Chechen Black Widows, Denise Rivera

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This paper will explore the similar and different characteristics between Colombian female combatants who are members of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolutionarias de Colombia (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia), and the Chechen female suicide bombers who joined the Chechen insurgency movement. It shall provide a brief historical background of how the FARC, a leftist guerrilla group, and the Chechen insurgency movement ascended into prominence during civil conflicts in Colombia and Chechnya respectively. It will discuss how many women in both countries would pursue a different form of activism and defy patriarchal norms by engaging in acts of violence in the name ...


Giving Access Through Collaboration: Uconn Library & Crl's Collaborations Through Icon, Lamp & Larrp, Marisol Ramos 2016 University of Connecticut - Storrs

Giving Access Through Collaboration: Uconn Library & Crl's Collaborations Through Icon, Lamp & Larrp, Marisol Ramos

UConn Library Presentations

Presentation that outline several projects (microfilming and digitization) done between the UConn Library and the Center of Research Libraries (CRL) and their impact on providing access to Latin American cultural heritage primary sources located at the UConn Library's Archives and Special Collections Department.


The 2016 Fiu Cuba Poll: How Cuban Americans In Miami View U.S. Policies Toward Cuba (September 14,2016), Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University 2016 Florida International University

The 2016 Fiu Cuba Poll: How Cuban Americans In Miami View U.S. Policies Toward Cuba (September 14,2016), Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University

Cuban Research Institute Events

Dr. Guillermo J. Grenier and Dr. Hugh Gladwin of Florida International University will present the findings of the 2016 FIU Cuba Poll, which focuses on how Cuban Americans in Miami view U.S. policies toward Cuba.

Presentation held on September 14,2016 at FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center 243


The Miracle Of Saint Lazarus: A Mystery Of More Than Twenty Years- Book Presentation By Uva De Aragon, Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University 2016 Florida International University

The Miracle Of Saint Lazarus: A Mystery Of More Than Twenty Years- Book Presentation By Uva De Aragon, Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University

Cuban Research Institute Events

This book presentation by Uva de Aragon explores Cuban-American detective Maria Duquesne's case of investigating the disappearance of a missing baby. Dr. de Aragon is the author of more than a dozen books and is the former Associate Director of the Cuban Research Institute at FIU.


The 2016 Fiu Cuba Poll: How Cuban Americans In Miami View U.S. Policies Toward Cuba, Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University 2016 Florida International University

The 2016 Fiu Cuba Poll: How Cuban Americans In Miami View U.S. Policies Toward Cuba, Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University

Cuban Research Institute Events

Dr. Guillermo J. Grenier and Dr. Hugh Gladwin of Florida International University will present the findings of the 2016 FIU Cuba Poll, which focuses on how Cuban Americans in Miami view U.S. policies toward Cuba.


Dependency Theory Reloaded: Exploring Baseball In The Dominican Republic, Sarah Nass 2016 Western Kentucky University

Dependency Theory Reloaded: Exploring Baseball In The Dominican Republic, Sarah Nass

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Latin America’s presence in Major League Baseball has grown rapidly in recent years. The increase of players from the Dominican Republic can no longer be ignored. But why is Major League Baseball in the Dominican Republic? What has been the impact of Major League Baseball’s player development strategies and tactics on the people and culture of the Dominican Republic? Does the Dominican Republic need Major League Baseball to be successful? An ethnographic study was conducted in an attempt to answer these questions. This study examines the relationship between Major League Baseball and the Dominican Republic. Examining this relationship ...


A National Bilingual Education Policy For The Economic And Academic Empowerment Of Youth In St. Lucia, West Indies, Gabriella Bellegarde 2016 SIT Graduate Institute

A National Bilingual Education Policy For The Economic And Academic Empowerment Of Youth In St. Lucia, West Indies, Gabriella Bellegarde

Capstone Collection

This campaign portfolio argues the case for a national bilingual education policy on the island of St. Lucia, where youth speak both St Lucian Creole and St. Lucian standard English. The portfolio consists of a policy paper and brief, an advocacy plan, a communications plan, monitoring and evaluation plan. The Bilingual Education Taskforce (BET), made up of teachers, parents and principals, is an advocacy organization that discovered the need for a bilingual education intervention when they observed, assessed and analyzed the written work of struggling readers at their school, the Anse la Raye Infant School on the west coast of ...


Attitudes And Barriers To Women’S Participation In A Proposed Community-Based Conservation Program In Western Belize, Amanda Shay Kaeser 2016 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Attitudes And Barriers To Women’S Participation In A Proposed Community-Based Conservation Program In Western Belize, Amanda Shay Kaeser

Doctoral Dissertations

World conservation issues have been addressed in many ways around the world. The use of community-based conservation (CBC) as a method to reduce harmful practices has gained in popularity in the past few decades. This dissertation reports results from a pre-analysis of a proposed CBC program in western Belize. Through qualitative interviews with 47 stakeholders, and a quantitative survey with 486 Belizean women, we determined that a CBC program designed especially for women should be successful. Some of the aspects of a program that women expressed a desire for was more conservation and forest education. However, contrary to our assumption ...


Natural Disasters In Latin America: The Role Of Disaster Type And Productive Sector On The Urban-Rural Income Gap And Rural To Urban Migration, Madeline Alice Messick 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Natural Disasters In Latin America: The Role Of Disaster Type And Productive Sector On The Urban-Rural Income Gap And Rural To Urban Migration, Madeline Alice Messick

Dissertations

This research provides insight into the impact of natural disasters as drivers of rural to urban migration in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Disasters of varying types are predicted to have differing impacts on the productive sectors of agriculture, industry, and services; which due to the concentration of the various productive sectors in either urban or rural areas, subsequently changes the urban-rural wage differential. Changes to the wage differential (as measured by the urban-rural income gap) are predicted to lead to movement between urban and rural areas until a new equilibrium wage is reached.

This dissertation first identifies a ...


Is State Socialism Viable?, Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University 2016 Florida International University

Is State Socialism Viable?, Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University

Cuban Research Institute Events

This lecture by Pedro Campos Santos explores state socialism as a state construction in Cuba and the economic, political and social factors that lead to its failure. Campos Santos is a researcher and former diplomat who holds a B.A. in History from the University of Havana.


The Train On The Northern Railway, Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University 2016 Florida International University

The Train On The Northern Railway, Cuban Research Institute, Florida International University

Cuban Research Institute Events

This is a screening of Cuban director Marcelo Martin's first feature-length documentary "The Train on the Northern Railway", where he travels on a single- wagon train from Moron to Punta Alegre. The screening is held at Coral Gables Art Cinema and will be followed by a Q&A conversation with filmmaker Marcelo Martin.


Access To Public Library Services For Spanish-Speakers, Angelica Novoa De Cordeiro 2016 Emporia State University

Access To Public Library Services For Spanish-Speakers, Angelica Novoa De Cordeiro

OLA Quarterly

This article analyzes best practices on access for Spanish-speakers through personal practices, providing library services to the target population, exploration of a library system, and researching work done by other professionals in the library field. Based on resources that guide librarians in the areas of facilities, collection development, programs and services for the community, as well as other critical concerns such as knowing and understanding the community, outreach, and advocacy, I reaffirm that twenty-first century best practices include a collaborative effort. This article proposes working with a plan that includes partnerships and committees which would focus on services for the ...


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