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World Affairs Council of WNC - "Cuba In Reach?"

1 Apr 2014

World Affairs Council of Western North Carolina

“Cuba in Reach? Travel, Trade and Transitions in Havana and Washington”

Jon Elliston -- writer and editor for Carolina Public Press and WNC Magazine

Ever since the Cuban Revolution and the resultant missile crisis that was a defining moment in diplomacy in the nuclear age, Cuba has had a strange relationship with the US. We have all seen the cartoons: Castro with a string of American Presidents: Eisenhower through Obama. Is now the time for a pivot in policy toward our island neighbor?

Jon Elliston is an Asheville-based writer and editor for Carolina Public Press and WNC Magazine, among other publications. He helped run a journalism exchange program between UNC-Chapel Hill and the University of Havana, and authored a study of the United States' propaganda war against revolutionary Cuba. His latest trip to Cuba was in November.

Co Sponsored by The Department of Political Science, and the Osher Life Long Learning Institute at UNCA.

Tuesday, 1 April
7:30 PM
Manheimer Room
Reuter Center

No admission charge to WAC members or UNC-A students. All others $10.00

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