Professor Eckstein provided profound insights into Cuban immigration, shedding light on historical privileges and political influence. This dynamic dialogue explored enduring policies, political action, and the impact on U.S.-Cuba relations.
On September 19, 2023, Ambassador Paul Hare, Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and Interim Director of the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), was featured in the latest edition of the Latin America Advisor, a daily publication of the Inter-American Dialogue, a Washington think tank. In the…
On May 5, 2023 Ambassador Paul Hare, Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, was interviewed by Latin American Advisor on the re-election of Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel. Hare discussed Díaz-Canel’s maintenance of the status quo in Cuban and steady continuation of the Castro legacy. Despite sharpening economic issues that persisted…
In an interview with Latin American Advisor, Ambassador Paul Hare, Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, commented on the upcoming Cuban elections and their ramifications for the government. Within this set of elections, Cuban votes will decide on members of the National Assembly of the People’s Power and…
“Dr. Eckstein richly deserves this lifetime career recognition, on the grounds of prolific, high-quality, interdisciplinary scholarship, truly exceptional service to LASA, and broader service to the profession.”
Professor Eckstein outlines the findings of her book, what motivated her to pursue this line of research, why United States immigration policy gives a special exception to Cuban immigrants and the impact of these policies, as well as the controversy surrounding her latest book.
“The Washington Monthly” outlines the controversy surrounding the latest book by Professor Eckstein, how her critics do not address her work’s thesis, and her reflection on the situation.
Lizette Alvarez calls on fellow Cuban Americans to lead by example and demand that migrants from Haiti, Venezuela, El Salvador, and Honduras, and other nations be given the same opportunities that the U.S. government has given Cubans.
“Although certain politicians misrepresented my book, I trust most Cuban Americans recognize the special opportunities they received. My book should not be used to manipulate the trauma some experienced to score political points.”
In discussing the findings of her latest book, Professor Eckstein’s focused on United States-Cuban immigration policies, their origins, their evolution over the years, and their consequences.
Ahead of the U.S. midterm elections, experts from across Boston University explored recent voting patterns, shifting demographics, generational divides, and diverging concerns among Latinx voters of different backgrounds.
Since the 1959 Cuban revolution, Cubans have enjoyed a special status that the United States government does not bestow upon any other immigrant group. Professor Susan Eckstein discusses why in an interview on her latest book “Cuban Privilege: The Making of Immigrant Inequality in America.”
For over half a century, the United States granted Cubans, one of the largest immigrant groups in the country, unique entitlements. In her latest book, Professor Eckstein discloses the racial and political biases embedded within U.S. immigration policy.
“The run-up to the IX Summit of the Americas shows that the zero-sum, exclusionary approach to the development challenges of the Americas initiated by the Trump administration and continued by Biden is a dead-end street.”
Until now, the U.S. strategy towards Latin America has basically followed that of the previous administration, so Ambassador Heine argues that the sanctions announcement is a step in the right direction.
“Cuba will be seen as complicit in Putin’s attempt to redraw the map of Europe and upend the world order.”
“Distorting the Summit of the Americas in this way, and transforming it into a kind of ‘club of friends’ of the government in power in Washington, harms not only the region, but also the basic principles of Pan-Americanism.”
“Florida’s politicians need to assess the Ukraine issue in a broader historical context…Glib attempts to recast Putin as somehow aligned with America’s and Florida’s interests suggests a reckless case of amnesia.”
Ambassador Hare argues that the Cuban government is clearly reverting to Cold War-era strategies against protest movements claiming, “they’ve lost the narrative, the battle of ideas, especially with young people.”
Professor Sujatha Fernandes’ book brings together a collection of essays that coalesce around the idea of “hustle,” a word arising out of the Cuban vernacular of “luchar,” describing the various ways Cubans have improvised and invented in order to navigate daily life in uncertain sometimes desperate conditions.