China, Latin America and Cuba: A View from the Past to the Future

China, Latin America and Cuba: A View from the Past to the Future

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
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Room 203, Henry R. Luce Hall See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

Join us for a conference focusing on the relations between Latin America and China.


9:00 - 10:30 am          Latin America and China in Historical Context

Moderator: Reinaldo Funes Monzote, Henry Hart Rice Family Foundation Visiting Professor, Yale University; Professor of History, University of Havana, Cuba

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10:45 am – 12:15 pm China and Latin America: Opportunities and Challenges

Moderator: to be confirmed (from Yale University)

Ariel Armony, Vice Provost for Global Affairs, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh

Cui Shoujun, School of International Studies, Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, Renmin University, China

Adrian Hearn, Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, School of Languages and Linguistics, University of Melbourne

12:15 – 1:00 pm          Lunch

Afternoon session

1:00 – 2:30 pm            Cuba and China: From Colonial Times to the Present

Moderator: to be confirmed (from Yale University)

Kathleen López, Associate Professor of Latino and Caribbean Studies, Rutgers University

Mitzi Espinosa Luis, Cultural Liaison of the Min Chih Tang Association in Havana

Carlos Alzugaray Treto, Former Cuban Diplomat

2:30 – 4:00 pm            China and Cuba Today and After Normalization with the United States

Moderator: Jing Tsu, Professor of East Asian Languages & Literatures and Comparative Literature; Chair, Council on East Asian Studies, Yale University

Rafael Hernández, Chief Editor of Temas, Cuban Magazine on Social Sciences; Visiting Professor at Renmin University, China

Han Han, Secretary General of the Cuban Research Center, Institute of Latin American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Jose Luis Robaina, Scholar at Center for International Policies Research, University of International Relations, Havana, Cuba

     Arturo Lopez-Levy, Visiting Assistant Professor and Bruce Gray Post-Doctoral Fellow in Political Science, Gustavus Adolphus College

Co-sponsor: Yale Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies
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