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Get Insight On Cuba In Darien Community Association Lecture Series

“CUBA AHORA”, the 2016 Academic Lecture Series at the DCA will examine the past, present and future of the U.S.-Cuban relationship starting Jan. 7.
“CUBA AHORA”, the 2016 Academic Lecture Series at the DCA will examine the past, present and future of the U.S.-Cuban relationship starting Jan. 7. Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. -- Darien Community Association will host the "Cuba Ahora" lecture series starting Jan. 7.

The series will examine the past, present and future of the relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, covering topics such as a post-embargo Cuba and the effects the U.S. government's initiative will have on relations with Cuba and beyond.

Morning lectures for "Cuba Ahora" will be held Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 10 a.m. at the DCA and an evening lecture will take place Jan. 29 at 8 p.m.

John McIntire, founder and chairman of Cuba Emprende Foundation, will begin the series with a lecture on Cuba's current economic and social conditions and entrepreneurship.

Theodore Piccone of Brookings Institute will discuss “Obama’s Big Bet on Cuba: Pros and Cons” on Jan. 14.

Professor Christopher Sabatini of Columbia University will give a historic overview of relations and policy on Jan. 21.

Francisco Mora of Florida International University will explore Cuba’s relationships with its Latin American neighbors on Jan. 28.

Paul Hare of Boston University, a former British ambassador to Cuba, will discuss the ramifications of a changed U.S.-Cuba policy for the global community and reactions from Europe, China and Russia.

Registration is available until Jan. 4 for $100 for non-members and $75 for members.

To register, visit dariendca.org or send a check payable to DCA Lectures to Amy Squyres, One Mansfield Place, Darien, CT 06820.

To receive tickets in the mail, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope with the check or pick up pre-paid tickets at the door.

Admission to the Friday evening lecture and reception on Jan. 29 is $30.

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