The Cuban Revolution and the Transformation of Nature

Reinaldo Funes 

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The Cuban Revolution and the Transformation of Nature 

Author's Book Talk

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

Cuban schools asked students to work in the fields between their studies as part of "geotransformation." (Photo courtesy of lezumbalaberenjena.)
Cuban schools asked students to work in the fields between their studies as part of "geotransformation." (Photo courtesy of lezumbalaberenjena.)

In his award-winning book Our Trip to the Moon: The Idea of the Transformation of Nature in Cuba during the Cold War (note: English language title), Reinaldo Funes addresses the development of the concept of "geotransformation" in socialist Cuba. In this presentation, Funes will discuss the ideas, policies, and projects around its implementation during the Cold War. 

Reinaldo Funes is Professor of History at the University of Havana, Cuba, and a visiting professor at the Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies, MacMillan Center for International & Area Studies at Yale University. He recently won the Casa de las Américas literary award. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of History.