IPS joins several organizations in inviting you to this second of an annual series that will, this year, look at the life of Fidel Castro.
Guest host Esther Githui-Ewart and her guests take an in-depth look at Castro’s impact on Africa; with Professor Abdi Ismail Samatar, Melvin Foote, Netfa Freeman, and Professor Piero Gleijeses.
A Washington DC area tribute to the life and Legacy of Fidel Castro Ruz.
One of the things that made Castro a giant was that he knew it wasn’t just about him, he prepared the people to be in charge in his absence, Freeman said.
Mandela’s first visit to the U.S. in 1990s revealed how much America had yet to learn about the anti-apartheid leader who had captured the nation’s imagination.
Rene Gonzalez of the Cuban 5 Speaks to the American People for the First Time at the National Press Club
Cuban national, now out of U.S. prison, speaks of his terrorism charges, false imprisonment at press conference to announce beginning of “Five Days for the Cuban 5” in Washington DC
The opportunity to redesign U.S. policy towards Cuba will not last forever.
Moving toward a comprehensive policy of engagement with Cuba is in the national interest of the United States–and is certainly in the best interests of Alan Gross.
The Cuban missile crisis was started by imperial jockeying and resolved by genuine diplomacy.
The exiles and government officials who upbraid him have yet to thank Fidel for providing them with long-term employment.
As a lead up to The Institute’s 50th birthday, on the 4th Wednesday of each month IPS will host a film series featuring eleven of the widely respected film productions of our colleague, Saul. After each screening participants will have the opportunity to discuss the films with distinguished guests.
Does Washington possess a consistent set of foreign policy principles? Barack Obama has adopted the Kennedy practice to guard himself from political defeat by trying to look tough in the pursuit of war.
Saul Landau’s film about this important Latin American political actor will be preserved through a grant by the National Film Preservation Foundation.
Cuba is starting to transform its state-led economy. U.S. corporations and Cuban emigres are licking their lips at the potential opportunity.
Cuba isn’t trending capitalist, but Castro and his successors need to figure out how to fix the country’s economic woes to create a healthy, productive society.