Rob Sequin | Havana Journal

The International Institute for the Study of Cuba has just released their latest newsletter and we are posting the contents here with their permission.

The IISC is a London England based organization that offers cultural trips to Cuba, a Cuba conference and a Cuban information newsletter.

Havana Film Festival guided tour

This 13 night 14 day tour is being run by the International Institute for the Study of Cuba in collaboration with Cuba travel specialists Old Havana Ltd. Staying in the Habana Libre hotel close to the hub of the festival and three of the main cinema venues this tour is for aficionados of film.

It will be run by Cuba film expert Ann Cross, organizer of the Brighton Cuba Film Festival, and includes a visit to the International Film School and a guided tour of Old Havana.

When: November 30-December 13, 2011

Cost: £1299 includes London-Havana-London flights (£699 excluding flights). Prices based on per person double occupancy.

Day 1
Depart from London with Cubana Airlines from Gatwick
Meet and greet by San Cristobal staff at José Martí airport – transfer to Hotel Havana Libre
Arrival with welcome cocktail. Check in. Evening at leisure (optional Club Jazz La Zorra y el Cuervo round the corner to hotel)

Day 2
Accreditation for The Cinema Festival
Evening: Opening Ceremony of Film Festival

Day 3
Transfer to Old Havana
Walking tour around the restoration project, opportunity to see the work being done to restore the city

Day 4
Seminar with Cuban film expert at hotel

Day 5
Free to enjoy the festival

Day 6
Transfer to San Antonio de Los Baños to International Cinema School
Spend all day at the School: Tour around the school
lunch, see relevant works, informal lecture about Cuban cinema

Day 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11
Seminar with Cuban film Director or expert
Free to spend all day at the Cinema activities

Day 12 and 13
Free for sightseeing or optional excursions

Day 14
Departure

For more information, contact Antonio Guevara at Old Havana Ltd: +44 0207 621 6524

Next Cuba tour planned

12-19 February 2012 - UNIVERSIDAD 2012 - This biannual conference brings together academics and Higher Education specialists from all over the world. This week long package will b led by an education specialist form London Metropolitan University’s Education Department. Full details of the conference.

IISC reorganized

On 6 September the inaugural meeting of the newly reconstituted International Institute for the Study of Cuba took place and we can happily announce that plans are now under way to re-lauch the project as a membership association. The Institute has been founded to support the publication of the International Journal of Cuban Studies and raise funds to ensure its continuance. Membership will include an online subscription to the journal, free or discounted entry and prices for IISC events and products (for example a 5% discount on the price of the tour advertised above) and other benefits.

Cuba Conference

CUBA IN THE 21st CENTURY April 2012 - call for papers

We can now announce that the conference CUBA IN THE 21st CENTURY is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 16 April 2012 at the Institute for the Study of the Americas, Senate House, University of London. The event will take place with the participation of one of Cuba’s leading political scientists and international relations experts Professor Carlos Alzugaray and Cuban economist Dr. Pavel Alejandro Díaz.

Papers are now being requested on the themes of Cuban politics, culture, economy and foreign policy in the coming decades. The theme of the conference is: The Cuban Revolution in the new century and will focus on discussing the recent changes and the possible outcomes in terms of foreign policy, internal economics, political ideology and cultural policy. Papers form the conference will be published in a special edition of the IJCS and also in Spanish in Cuba. Further information will be posted in future newsletters.

International Journal of Cuban Studies

Special edition on the ALBA process
The latest volume of the International Journal of Cuban Studies is now available.

This edition gathers together articles from the Conference ALBA and the Future of Latin American and Caribbean Integration.

For more information on any of the above topics, contact Dr. Stephen Wilkinson at the International Institute for the Study of Cuba

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