Cuba: An American History

Featuring: Ada Ferrer, David M. Rubenstein (moderator)

History with David M. Rubenstein

  • Wednesday, March 23, 6:30 – 7:30 pm ET
  • $38 (Members $24; Chairman’s Council, Free)
head shot of Ada Ferrer
Head shot of David M. Rubenstein

Event Details:

Whether you are looking at proxy conflicts during the Cold War, the power of the Cuban-American voting bloc, or how Cuban-American relations are used as a cipher for a president’s foreign policy, the power of Cuba on American politics is undeniable. From the severing of diplomatic relations in 1961 to the hard-won normalization of Cuba-U.S. relations under the Obama administration and the subsequent chipping away of those normalizations under President Trump, Ada Ferrer unravels the complex intertwining of the U.S. and Cuba’s foreign policy and domestic affairs.

Ada Ferrer is Julius Silver Professor of History and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University and the author of Cuba: An American History. David M. Rubenstein (moderator), co-founder and co-executive chairman of the Carlyle Group, is the author of numerous books, including The American Experiment: Dialogues on a Dream.

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The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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