Spring 2020

All Year of Cuba events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Please note: Events, dates and times are subject to change. Please continue to check the schedule as fall approaches for any updates/changes to the schedule.

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  • “Is the Cuban Health-Care System as Good As It’s Cracked Up to Be?”

    Date: Friday, Jan. 24
    Time: 10:10 - 11 a.m.
    Location: Burruss Building 152

    Speaker: Dr. William N. Trumbull, Professor of Economics, Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business, The Citadel

    • “The Diplomatic Arts of Santeria”

      Date: Wednesday, Jan. 29
      2 - 3:15 p.m.
      Sturgis Library 101

      Speaker: Dr. Seneca Vaught, KSU Associate Professor of History

      • “Afro-Caribbean Elements in Cuban Music”

        Date: Thursday, Feb. 6
        Time: 1 p.m.
        Location: Morgan Hall, Bailey Performance Center

        Speaker: Heidy Cepero Recoder, Asst. Professor of Music History, University of the Arts, Camagüey, Cuba

        • “Chico y Rita: A Night with Limara Meneses”

          Date: Wednesday, Feb. 12
          7 p.m.
          SO 1019

        • “Sources of Cuban Foreign Policy: Fidel Castro and Beyond”

          Date: Wednesday, Feb. 19
          1:25 - 2:15 p.m.
          Sturgis Library 101

          Speaker: Dr. Thomas J. Nisley, KSU Professor of Political Science and International Affairs

          • "Cuban Super Heroes"

            Date: Feb. 20 - March 23
            Location: Fine Arts Gallery, KSU Campus

            Art Exhibit featuring curation and work by KSU School of Art and Design students.

            *Reception will be held on February 25 from 5 - 7 p.m.

            • "Cuban Socialism: The Price is Wrong"

              Date: Tuesday, Feb. 25
              11 - 12:15 p.m.
              Prillaman 1105

              Speaker: Dr. Robert A. Lawson, Director, William J. O'Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom, Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University

              • "The Cuban Super Heroes Project"

                Date: Monday, March 2
                12:30 p.m.
                Wilson Building 103

                Speaker: Valerie Dibble, Professor of Art and Dr. Jessica Stephenson, Associate Professor of Art History, KSU

                • “Building Campus Culture, one 'Pi' ece at a Time” An Exhibit

                  Date: Wednesday, March 11
                  12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
                  Engineering Technology Center, Q201A - Marietta Campus

                  • "Transformation and Continuity in Cuba International Conference"

                    Date: March 20 - 21
                    KSU Center

                    • Brenda Navarrete Concert

                      Date: Saturday, March 21
                      Morgan Hall, Bailey Performance Center
                      Time: 8 p.m.

                      Tickets: $15 - $20

                    • “En ningún lugar en el mundo / Nowhere in the World” A play by Abel González Melo, directed by Mario Ernesto Sánchez, and performed by renowned Miami-based Teatro Avante.

                      Date: April 30 - May 1
                      Dance Theater, Marietta Campus
                      Time: 7 p.m.