Free lecture taking place in Coral Gables

November 16, 2011 by  

The University of Miami’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies and the City of Coral Gables are pooling their resources to bring Coral Gables residents a free lecture. At 7 o’clock on November 21, 2011, the Newman Alumni Center will be the location of a riveting presentation to be given by Professor Carlos M.N. Eire of Yale University.

“My Struggle Against Lies About Cuba” is the title of the talk the professor will be giving. Originally born in Cuba, Professor Eire was among the 14,000 children flown into the United States as part of Operation Peter Pan during the time of the Cuban Revolution. Although separated from his family and living in a country that was unfamiliar to him at the time, Professor Eire overcame these obstacles and has since become a noted scholar of modern and late medieval Europe. Currently employed as the History and Religious Studies professor at Yale, Professor Eire’s credentials are beyond reproach.

Having written an autobiographical account of his experiences in his critically acclaimed book “Waiting for Snow in Havana”, the professor released a sequel to his National Book Award winner entitled “Learning to Die in Miami”. As most can imagine, Professor Eire’s insightful lecture is sure to be the subject of many fascinating dinner- time conversations.

Even if people haven’t seen a lot of advertising and flyer printing, it’s very clear that this has all the makings of a fascinating presentation. To register for this event, individuals are advised to get in touch with the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies.

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