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Dateline Havana: Student Journalists Report from Cuba
Thursday, October 8: 12:45 to 2:15, NVC 6-210
Lunch will be served and seating is limited so please RSVP
From: Prof. Esther Allen, Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature
In January of this year Prof. Andrea Gabor led eleven students to Havana as part of a class on "Covering Emerging Entrepreneurship in Cuba." The group spent eight days there reporting on recent economic changes instituted under President Raul Castro, especially in the growing small-business sector of cuentapropistas, which now includes close to 500,000 Cubans, triple the number in 2010. The class arrived just weeks after President Obama and President Castro announced their historic détente, which will open Cuba to more American goods and visitors and establish formal relations between the countries.
With Shannon Jones and others who participated in the trip. Prof. Gabor will discuss the challenges of coordinating the trip, the research students engaged in while in Cuba, and the rich trove of stories—in both print and multi-media—that resulted.