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Cuba and Beyond Series – A New Era of Environmental Cooperation Between Cuba and the U.S.

March 8, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the Cuba Program in its Cuba and Beyond Series for a lecture on environmental cooperation between Cuba and the US by Daniel Whittle and Reinaldo Funes Monzote.

Dan Whittle, Senior Attorney/Senior Director, Cuba Program at Environmental Defense Fund. For the last 15 years, Dan has played a leading role in EDF’s projects in Cuba to promote sustainable fisheries and the conservation of coral reefs and other critical marine and coastal ecosystems.  Dan has been especially active in promoting scientific exchange and environmental dialogue and cooperation between the United States and Cuba.  In September 2011, he organized a fact finding delegation to Cuba with William Reilly, the co-chair of President Obama’s national oil spill commission. Since 2007, Dan has been one of the principal organizers of the Tri-National Initiative on Marine Sciences and Conservation that facilitates collaborative research and conservation projects between scientists in Cuba, the US, and Mexico.

Reinaldo Funes Monzote, Henry Hart Rice Family Foundation Visiting Professor, Yale University;Professor, Department of History, University of Havana, Cuba; Director of Geo-Historical Research Program at Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation (Cuba). Graduated from University of Havana (1991) and Phd from University Jaume I, Spain (2002). Author of From Rainforest to Cane Field: A Cuban Environmental History since 1492, UNC Press, 2008 (Elinor Melville Prize by Conference on Latin American History). Also author of El despertar del asociacionismo científico: en Cuba, 1876-1920, 2004 and editor of Naturaleza en declive: Miradas a la historia ambiental de América Latina y el Caribe, 2008. His research specializes mainly on Cuban and Caribbean environmental history. He is currently working on a comparative history of sugar cane and livestock in Cuba from the late XVIII century to 1868; a synthesis of the environmental history of the Great Caribbean; and the relation between the Cuban revolution of 1959 and environmental issues from the 1960s to the 1990s crisis.


March 8, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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