Guillermo J. Grenier, Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University.
Qing Lai, Associate Professor of the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University
Moderator: Alejandro de la Fuente, Professor of African and African American Studies and of History; Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University
The work presents the results of the most recent Cuba Poll, (November 2018) and compares the details with the opinions compiled by the research project during the last twenty years (1997-2018) in an evaluation of the changes and political tendencies within the population. The policies of the Trump administration seem to have rekindled the isolationist preferences of the “old guard.” The newer arrivals and U.S. born Cuban-Americans maintain an attitude of engagement with the island. The analysis suggests that rather than guiding U.S. policy towards the island, Cubans in the U.S. follow the lead of Washington in its attitudes towards the homeland.
Presented in collaboration with the Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research