October 4-5, 2004
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Cuba Today explored contemporary Cuban reality since the early 1990s. The crisis of state socialism after 1989 challenged pre-existing policies, practices, and assumptions, providing incentives for reform. Many areas of social life have experienced considerable change, while legacies of the revolution endure. The symposium probed patterns of continuity and change in economics, politics and policy, civil society, art and literature, race relations and national identity, and Cuba’s role in world affairs.