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May
29
2019

Cuba is Changing, but in Which Direction? Revolution, Social Change and the New Constitution of 2019

When: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM  

Where: Harris Hall, Room 108, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Dylan Peterson   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Category: Global & Civic Engagement

Description:

Julio César Guanche Zaldívar, a renowned legal and political historian of modern Cuba, joins the Northwestern community in spring 2019 as the Roberta Buffett Visiting Professor of International Studies. He will give the annual Buffett Lecture.

Guanche’s work focuses on republicanism, populism, and constitutional law. In a current project, he is studying the ideas, conflicts, actors, and repertoires of control and contestation that revolve around the pillars of a democratic understanding of republicanism. Learn more.

The lecture will be followed by a public conversation with Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History at Harvard University, and will be moderated by Paul Gillingham, associate professor of history at Northwestern University.

About the Professorship

Roberta “Bertie” Buffett Elliott endowed the Roberta Buffett Visiting Professorship in International Studies, which brings to campus leading scholars from around the world to build international relationships and provide educational opportunities for Northwestern students. 

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