PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES


Musical Event- On May 31, 2012, ICCAS hosted the interview series documenting prominent Cuban artists, “Grandes Leyendas Musicales Cubanas: Un Proyecto de Historia Musical en Vivo,” with Eloy Cepero interviewing Armando Pico and José Le Matt.

Award Presentation- On May 23, 2012, ICCAS and La Asociación Nacional de Educadores Cubanos (NACAE) hosted a presentation of the Premio Literario, “Emilia Bernal,” to Dr. Gustavo Pérez Firmat.

Book Presentation-On May 22, 2012 ICCAS hosted the presentation of the book, "Amanecer en la Higuera: Los secretos tras la muerte del Che Guevara," by Rafael Cerrato with presentation by Adriana Bianco, Pedro Corzo, and Félix Rodríguez Mendigutia.

Book Presentation-On May 21, 2012, La Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española (ANLE), Editorial Aduana Vieja, ICCAS, Herencia Cultural Cubana, PEN Club de Escritores Cubanos en el Exilio, Asociación Nacional de Educadores Cubano-Americanos (NACAE), Instituto Cultural René Ariza (ICRA), and Colección de la Herencia Cubana de la Biblioteca de la Universidad de Miami hosted the presentation of the book, "Cuadernos Nueva Cuba," by Humberto López Morales with presentation by Marcos Antonio Ramos and Carlos Alberto Montaner.

Conference- On May 10, 2012, La Asociación Nacional de Educadores Cubano-Americanos (NACAE) hosted the conference, "Los Retos de la Información en la Era Digital," with Wilfredo Cancio-Isla and Ivette Leyva.

Book Presentation-On April 30, 2012 ICCAS hosted the presentation of the book, "Castro's Secrets: The CIA and Cuba's Intelligence Machine," by Brian Latell with presentation by Jaime Suchlicki.

Conference- On April 19, 2012, La Asociación Nacional de Educadores Cubano-Americanos (NACAE) hosted the conference, "The Cuban Visual Imagination in Exile," with Ricardo Pau-Llosa.

Panel Discussion- On April 17, 2012, ICCAS hosted the panel discussion, "Lessons of the Bay of Pigs," with José Azel, Brian Latell, and Pedro Roig.

Musical Event- On March 29, 2012, ICCAS hosted the interview series documenting prominent Cuban artists, “Grandes Leyendas Musicales Cubanas: Un Proyecto de Historia Musical en Vivo,” with Eloy Cepero interviewing Pablo Cano and Luis Cano.

Panel Discussion-On March 28, 2012, the Interamerican Institute for Democracy, The Fund for American Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Center-FIU, and Diario Las Americas hosted the panel discussion, "La Utilización Política de la Justicia," with Dr. Guillermo Lousteau, Juan Manuel Gonzales Rossi, José Benegas, Eloy Anzola, Juan Carlos Calderón, and Carlos Sánchez Berzaín.

Musical Event- On February 28, 2012, ICCAS hosted the interview series documenting prominent Cuban artists, “Grandes Leyendas Musicales Cubanas: Un Proyecto de Historia Musical en Vivo,” with Eloy Cepero interviewing Virginia Alonso.

Special Event-on February 25, 2012, The Cuban-American Association of Civil Engineers and The Association of Cuban Engineers hosted the "Cuba Infrastructure Challenge 2012."

Book Presentation-On February 23, 2012 ICCAS hosted the presentation of the book, "Cubans: An Epic Journey. The Struggle of Exiles for Truth and Freedom," by Sam Verdeja and Guillermo I. Martinez with presentation by the authors and Jaime Suchlicki.

Book Presentation-On February 21, 2012 ICCAS hosted the presentation of the book, "Bacardi y la Larga Lucha por Cuba," by Tom Gjelten and the exhibition of 100cameras: Cuba Photography Exhibit.

Presentation-On February 17, 2012, the Consulate General of Israel, Enterprise Florida, the Floria Israel Business Forum, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and ICCAS hosted a special presentation featuring Ambassador Mattanya Cohen, Director of the Training Department of MASHAV, Israel Agency for International Development Cooperation.

Documentary-On February 16, 2012 ICCAS hosted the presentation of the documentary, "First Installment: Art & Politics-Luisa Maria Guell," by Agustín Blázquez.

Book Presentation-On February 9, 2012 ICCAS hosted the presentation of the book, "Caballeros Andantes: Los 101 libros que todos podemos leer en esta vida," by Alexis Ortiz with presentation by Dr. Virgilio Beato, Don Horacio Aguirre, Pedro Mena and Abel Ibarra.

Book Presentation-On February 2, 2012, the Interamerican Institute for Democracy, Latin American and Caribbean Center-FIU, and Diario Las Americas hosted the presentation of the book, "El Legado Maligno: Despotismo y Dictadura en Latinoamérica" by Eudoro Galindo Anze.

Musical Event- On January 28, 2012, ICCAS hosted a concert by Carlos y Marta commemorating the birth of José Martí.

Lecture-On January 27, 2012 ICCAS and The Cuban Heritage Collection hosted the lecture, "Challenges to the U.S.: Iran, Cuba, and Venezuela," by The Honorable John R. Bolton with introduction by The Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

Conference-On January 24, 2012 Instituto de la Memoria Historica Cubana Contra el Totalitarismo and ICCAS hosted the conference, "El Rol de las Fuerzas Armadas en la Restauración de la Democracia en los Paises del ALBA," with presentation by José Antonio Colina (Venezuela), Mario Pazmiño (Ecuador), Jorge Guzmán Chaple (Cuba), Roberto Amador (Nicaragua), Hugo Achaá (Bolivia), and Octavio Pérez (U.S.)

Book Presentation-On January 23, 2012 Dupont Circle Editions, Herencia Cultural Cubana, La Asociación Nacional de Educadores Cubanos (NACAE) and ICCAS hosted the presentation of the book, "Republican Cuba," by Raúl Eduardo Chao with presentation by Juan Manuel Salvat, Marcos Antonio Ramos, and Eduardo Zayas-Bazán.

Book Presentation-On January 12, 2012 ICCAS hosted the presenation of the book, "Expansionism: Its Effects on Cuba's Independence," by Frank Villafaña with presentation by Armando I. González and Ramón C. Barquín.

Musical Event-On December 15, 2011 ICCAS hosted "Guateque Musical Cubano," with musicians Jose Antonio Lopez, Gerardo Aguillon, Orlando Mesa, Vicky Roig, Marilu Alba Luque, and Oscar de Fontana.

Documentary-On December 13, 2011 ICCAS hosted the presentation of the documentary, "Waldo Balart en Concreto," by Luis Deulofeu with a presentation by Alejandro Ríos, Olga Connor, Luis Deulofeu, and Waldo Diaz-Balart.

Book Presentation-On December 1, 2011 ICCAS hosted the presentation of the book, "Batalla Contra el Eclipse," by Arnoldo Tauler.

Book Presentation-On November 28, 2011 ICCAS hosted the presentation of the book, "Al Fin Conocí a Mi Hijo," by Alberto E. de Aragón with presentation by Elio Oliva, Dr. Eduardo Palmer, and Juana Isa.

Special Event-On November 22, 2011 Diario Las Americas, Interamerican Institute for Democracy, Instituto de la Memoria Historica Cubana Contra el Totalitarismo, Colegio Nacional de Periodistas de Cuba en el Exilio, and ICCAS hosted an event to honor Dr. Ariel Remos.

Lecture-On November 21, 2011 ICCAS and The Cuban Heritage Collection hosted the lecture, "My Struggle Against Lies About Cuba," by Carlos M. N. Eire.

Book Presentation-On November 19, 2011 ICCAS hosted the presentation of the book, "Iglesia y Revolución en Cuba. Enrique Pérez Serantes (1883-1968). El Obispo que Salvo a Fidel Castro," by Prof. Ignacio Uría with a presentation by Mons. Thomas G. Wenski and Andy Gomez.

Book Presentation-On November 10, 2011, ICCAS hosted the presentation of the book, "Ernesto Che Guevara: Mítico Revolucionario o Fraude Histórico," by Marcos A. Álvarez with a presentation by José M. Illán.

Panel Discussion- On October 28, 2011, El Instituto de la Memoria Histórica Cubana Contra el Totalitarismo, hosted the panel discussion, "Crisis de los Misiles: 1962-2011," with Pedro Corzo, Enrique Ros, Roberto Macaulay, Juan Quintero Acuña, and Octavio Perez.

Book Presentation-On October 20, 2011, Ediciones Universal and ICCAS hosted the presentation of the book, "Crónicas de un Contra," by Adolfo Calero Portocarrero with a presentation by Dr. Horacio Aguirre and Martín Calero.

Book Presentation-On October 18, 2011, Ediciones Universal and ICCAS hosted the presentation of the book, "Vicente García: El incomprendido Mayor General Cubano," by Enrique Ros with a presentation by Rev. Martín Añorga, Dr. Antonio Calatayud, Rev. Marcos Antonio Ramos, Dr. José Sanchez-Boudy, and Dr. Horacio Aguirre.

Conference- On October 13, 2011, La Asociación Nacional de Educadores Cubano-Americanos (NACAE) hosted the conference, "Gozar, comer, partir: Los tres verbos que más se conjugan en Cuba," with Alejandro Ríos.

Certificate Program- From October 5-October 31, 2011, ICCAS hosted the Cuban Studies Certificate Program, an intensive program, consisting of eight courses, for professionals and others interested in Cuba and its future. Lecturers included Jose Azel, Andy Gomez, Vanessa Lopez, Pedro Roig, Jaime Suchlicki and various guests.

Musical Event- On September 29, 2011, ICCAS hosted the interview series documenting prominent Cuban artists, “Grandes Leyendas Musicales Cubanas: Un Proyecto de Historia Musical en Vivo,” with Eloy Cepero interviewing Enrique Chia.

Book Presentation- On September 26, 2011, Instituto de la Memoria Histórica Cubana Contra el Totalitarismo hosted the presentation of the book, "690 Vivencias de Terribles Pesadillas," by Antonio Díaz Sánchez with Pedro Corzo, Julio Hernandez, Manuel Vázquez Portal, and Antonio Díaz Sánchez.

Conference- On September 22, 2011, El Colegio Nacional de Periodistas de Cuba en el Exilio hosted the conference, "Memoria Histórica del Periodismo Cubano," with Rev. Martin Añorga, Dr. Marcos Antonio Ramos, Dr. Horacio Aguirre, Abelardo Garcia-Berry, and César Temes.

Conference- On September 21, 2011, El Instituto de la Memoria Histórica Cubana Contra el Totalitarismo, El Centro de Estudios Políticos y Sociales de la Américas, and La Organizacion de Venezolanos Perseguidos Politicos en el Exilio, hosted the conference, "Alba Censura, Auto Censura y Control de la Informacion," with Pedro Corzo, Alexis Ortiz, Sergio Boffeli, Manuel Vazquez Portal, Patricia Poleo, and Emilio Palacio.

Conference- On September 15, 2011, La Asociación Nacional de Educadores Cubano-Americanos (NACAE) hosted the conference, "El Futuro de la Educación en Cuba," with Dr. Graciella Cruz-Taura.

Panel Discussion- On September 11, 2011, the Interamerican Institute for Democracy, Center for Latin American Studies at UM, Latin American and Caribbean Center-FIU, and Diario Las Americas hosted the panel discussion, "A 10 Años de la Carta Democratica Interamericana," with Dr. Humberto de la Calle, Dr. Ariel Armony, and Dr. Guillermo Lousteau.

Panel Discussion- On September 6, 2011, ICCAS hosted the panel discussion, "Perspectivas Democraticas en Venezuela y Cuba," with Pedro Roig, Pedro Mena, Ramón José Medina, Orlando Gutiérrez, and Vilma Petrash.

Panel Discussion- On August 30, 2011, ICCAS hosted the panel discussion, "La Compra de Propiedades en Cuba: Retos y Perspectivas," with Dr. Nicolás J. Gutierrez Alvarez, Antonio Zamora, Dr. José Azel, and Dr. Jaime Suchlicki.

Book Presentation- On August 25, 2011, the Interamerican Institute for Democracy, Latin American and Caribbean Center-FIU, and Diario Las Americas hosted the presentation of the book, "Contra Toda Esperanza," by Armando Valladares with Senator Marco Rubio.

Panel Discussion- On August 11, 2011, ICCAS hosted the panel discussion, "Implications of Chavez' Illness for Venezuela, Cuba, and the United States," with Dr. Vilma Petrash, Pedro Roig, Dr. Susan Kaufman Purcell, and Dr. Jaime Suchlicki.

Book Presentation- On July 11, 2011, El Instituto de la Memoria Histórica Cubana Contra el Totalitarismo, El Centro de Estudios Políticos y Sociales de la Américas, and La Organizacion de Venezolanos Perseguidos Politicos en el Exilio, hosted the conference, "De La Tricontinental al Alba," with Carmen Jaqueline Gimenez, Jose Antonio Colina, Pedro Corzo, and Alexis Ortiz.

Book Presentation-On July 7, 2011, E & A Editions and ICCAS hosted the presentation of the book, "El Intenso Aroma del Cafe: Memorias de Carmina Trueba de Mestre" with Eddy Arango, Orlando Castro, Luisa Pérez, Nicolás Pérez, and Vicente Echerri.

Musical Event- On June 30, 2011, ICCAS hosted the interview series documenting prominent Cuban artists, “Grandes Leyendas Musicales Cubanas: Un Proyecto de Historia Musical en Vivo,” with Eloy Cepero interviewing Danny Daniel.

Book Presentation-On June 28, 2011, Ediciones Universal hosted the presentation of the book, "Visiones de los Ultimos Dias y Otras Historias," by José M. González-Llorente with Armando Alvarez Bravo and Carlos Alberto Montaner.

Book Presentation-On June 20, 2011, Consulado General de la República Dominicana, Instituto de Investigaciones sobre la Cuenca del Caribe, and ICCAS hosted the presentation of the book, "Los Dominicanos en la Independencia de Cuba," by Enrique Ros and Marcos A. Ramos with the Hon. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Dr. Félix Cruz Alvarez, Carlos Alberto Montaner, Dr. Horacio Aguirre, Rev. Martin Añorga, and José Alejandro Aybar.

Conference- On June 16, 2011, ICCAS and La Asociación Nacional de Educadores Cubanos (NACAE) hosted the conference, "Historia Genital de la Revolución Cubana y La Mujer del Coronel," with Carlos Alberto Montaner.

Conference- On June 13, 2011, El Instituto de la Memoria Histórica Cubana contra el Totalitarismo hosted the conference, "Cuba Espía en Estados Unidos," with Andrés Reinaldo, Eugenio Yánez, Angel Cuadra, and Miguel Cossio.

Course-On June 8-9, 2011, ICCAS hosted a course, "Fidel Castro y el Proceso Politico en Cuba," by Pedro Roig.

Book Presentation-On June 2, 2011, Editorial Voces de Hoy hosted the presentation of the book, "Encuentrate en un Bosque Llamado Poesia," by Tina de Carlo.

Book Presentation-On June 1, 2011, Ediciones Universal and Herencia Cultural Cubana hosted the presentation of the book, "Jimaguayú: La Guerra de Independencia Cubana," by Raúl Eduardo Chao with a presentation by Dr. Jose Azel, Dr. Virgilio Beato, and Carlos Alberto Montaner.

Play-On May 25, 2011, ICCAS hosted a one man play, "Be Careful! The Sharks Will Eat You!" by Jay Alvarez.

Conference- On May 19, 2011, ICCAS and La Asociación Nacional de Educadores Cubanos (NACAE) hosted the conference, “La Futura Constitución de Cuba,” with Rogelio de la Torre, Alberto Luzárraga, and Luis Figueroa.

Award Presentation- On May 12, 2011, Herencia Cultural Cubana presented the “Premio Herencia 2011 y Diploma de Miembro Emeritus,” to Dr. José Ignacio Rivero Hernandez.

Book Presentation- On May 6, 2011, ICCAS hosted the presentation of the book, “Imágenes Habaneras II,” by Gilberto F. Huguet, with a presentation by Dr. José Sánchez-Boudy.

Book Presentation- On May 2, 2011, El Instituto de la Memoria Histórica Cubana contra el Totalitarismo hosted the presentation of the book, “Cuba: Desplazados y Pueblos Cautivos,” with authors Pedro Corzo, Idolidia Darias, and Amado Rodriguez.

Conference- On April 21, 2011, ICCAS and La Asociación Nacional de Educadores Cubanos (NACAE) hosted the conference, “La Cultura Cubana en Miami,” with Dr. Olga Connor.

Musical Event- On April 20, 2011, ICCAS hosted the interview series documenting prominent Cuban artists, “Grandes Leyendas Musicales Cubanas: Un Proyecto de Historia Musical en Vivo,” with Eloy Cepero interviewing Néstor Torres.

Documentary Presentation- On April 15, 2011, ICCAS hosted the presentation of the documentary, “Oscar’s Cuba: The Courage, Faith and Hope of One of Cuba’s Hidden Heroes,” with executive producer Jordan Allott.

Panel Discussion- On April 14, 2011, ICCAS hosted the panel discussion, “The Failure of the Bay of Pigs,” with moderator Ramon E. de Arrigunaga and panelists Pedro V. Roig, Esteban Bovo Caras, Maximo Cruz, and Felix Rodriguez Mendigutia.

Seminar- On April 9, 2011, ICCAS in cooperation with the Department of Political Science from the University of Miami hosted the seminar, “The Bay of Pigs: Fifty Years Later,” with panelists José Azel, Ramon E. de Arrigunaga, Bruce Bagley, Rear Admiral Thomas L. Brown II, Andy Gomez, Howard Jones, Brian Latell, Felix Rodriguez, Pedro V. Roig, and Jaime Suchlicki.

Musical Event- On March 31, 2011, ICCAS hosted the interview series documenting prominent Cuban artists, “Grandes Leyendas Musicales Cubanas: Un Proyecto de Historia Musical en Vivo,” with Eloy Cepero interviewing Frankie Marcos.

Panel Discussion- On March 30, 2011, La Asociación Nacional de Educadores Cubanos (NACAE) and La Fundación España-Florida (500 Años) hosted the panel discusión, “Floridanos en Cuba, Cubanos en Florida,” with Armando F. Cobelo, Rafael B. Abislaimán, and Salvador Larrúa Guedes.

Conference – On March 28, 2011, El Instituto de la Memoria Histórica Cubana contra el Totalitarismo hosted the conference, “Espías Cubanos en EE. UU.,” with Dr. Luis Fernández and Ing. Manolo Cereijo.

Documentary Presentation- On March 24, 2011, ICCAS and the Miami Medical Team Foundation hosted the presentation of the documentary, “Miami Medical Team – Protagonistas de un Sueño,” by director Luís Guardia and Producer Manuela Guardia.

Panel Discussion- On March 9, 2011, ICCAS hosted a panel discussion simulation of the, “VI Congreso del Partido Comunista de Cuba,” with Jaime Suchlicki, Brian Latell, Andy Gómez, José Azel, Camilo Loret de Mola, and Vanessa López.

Lecture- On March 3, 2011, ICCAS and the Cuban Heritage Collection of the University of Miami Libraries hosted the lecture, “Challenges of Economic Changes in Cuba,” with Carmelo Mesa Lago and Jorge Sanguinetty.

Conference- On March 1, 2011, ICCAS, in association with La Fundación Educativa Carlos M. Castañeda, hosted a panel discussion, “Radiografía Latinoamericana: La Libertad de Prensa y la Democracia,” with Patricia Poleo, Wilfredo Cancio, Julio Muñoz, and Ricardo Trotti.

Book Presentation- On February 25, 2011, ICCAS and Ediciones Universal hosted the presentation of the book, “Cuba: Mambises Nacidos en Otras Tierras,” by Enrique Ros, with presentations by Hon. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Dr. Marcos A. Ramos, Dr. Alexis Ortiz, Rev. Martin Añorga, and Dr. Horacio Aguirre.

Musical Event- On February 24, 2011, ICCAS hosted the interview series documenting prominent Cuban artists, “Grandes Leyendas Musicales Cubanas: Un Proyecto de Historia Musical en Vivo,” with Eloy Cepero interviewing Flor de Loto.

Book Presentation- On February 22, 2011, ICCAS and El Instituto Interamericano para la Democracia hosted a presentation of the book, “El Ocaso del Régimen que Destruyó a Cuba,” with Jaime Suchlicki, Carlos Alberto Montaner, Marcos Antonio Ramos and authors Juan F. Benemelis, Miguel A. Castillo, and Efrén Córdova.

Conference- On February 17, 2011, ICCAS and La Asociación Nacional de Educadores Cubanos (NACAE) hosted the conference, “Sentir y Hacer/La Habana de los Años 40 y 50/La Destrucción/El Umbral del Futuro,” with architect Nicolás Quintana.

Concert- On February 4, 2011, ICCAS hosted a concert, “Mi Entrega,” with Daysi Celia Almirall.

Conference- On February 1, 2011, ICCAS, in association with La Fundación Educativa Carlos M. Castañeda, hosted a panel discussion, “El Reto de los Medios Electrónicos en el Periodismo del Siglo XXI,” with Pedro Corzo, Rui Ferreira, Nicolas Jiménez, and Gloria Leal.

Conference- On January 31, 2011, ICCAS and El Instituto de la Memoria Histórica Cubana contra el Totalitarismo hosted the conference, “Espías Cubanos en Estados Unidos,” with Pedro Corzo, Octavio Pérez, and Robert Macaulay.

Musical Event- On January 27, 2011, ICCAS hosted the interview series documenting prominent Cuban artists, “Grandes Leyendas Musicales Cubanas: Un Proyecto de Historia Musical en Vivo,” with Eloy Cepero interviewing Carlos Oliva.

Book Presentation- On January 26, 2011, ICCAS and El Municipio de Camagüey en el Exilio hosted the presentation of the book, “Fray José de la Cruz, El Padre Valencia. Su Vida y sus Obras: Testimonios de Heroismo”, by Dr. Salvador Larrúa-Guedes.

Book Presentation – On January 25, 2011, ICCAS and La Editorial Alexandria Library hosted the presentation of the book, “Cuando el Exito es Delito,” by Alberto Valencia, with presentations by Amb. Armando Valladares and Amb. Juan Larraín.

Conference- On January 20, 2011, ICCAS and La Asociación Nacional de Educadores Cubanos (NACAE) hosted the conference, “La Libertad en la Historia y los Peligros del Presente,” by Dr. Armando P. Ribas.

Book Presentation- On December 14, 2010, ICCAS hosted a presentation of the book, “Havana Harvest,” by Robert Landori, with an introduction by Jaime Suchlicki and presentation by Olga Connor.

Book Presentation- On December 9, 2010, ICCAS hosted a presentation of the book, “Moncada: A Cuban Story,” written by The Honorable Paul Webster Hare.

Lecture- On December 8, 2010, ICCAS and La Asociación Nacional de Educadores Cubanos (NACAE) hosted a lecture, “España le canta a Cuba,” by Emilio Cueto.

Award Presentation- On December 2, 2010, ICCAS and La Asociación Nacional de Educadores Cubanos (NACAE) hosted a presentation of the Premio Literario, “Emilia Bernal,” to the poet Ángel Cuadra.

Conference- On November 11, 2010, ICCAS and La Asociación Nacional de Educadores Cubanos (NACAE) hosted a conference, “Latinoamérica: El Continente Desorientado”, with Emilio E. Herrero.

Conference- On November 9, 2010, ICCAS, in association with La Fundación Educativa Carlos M. Castañeda, hosted a panel discussion, “El Reto del Ciberespacio: Las Redes Sociales y los Medios Digitales Alteran el Discurso Político,” with panelists Alberto Arébalos, Roberto Chavarría, Carlos García, Julio G. Rebull Jr., and Rissig Licha.


Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies

University of Miami