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“The Cold War and the Transformation of Nature in Cuba” with Reinaldo Funes-Monzote
February 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dr. Reinaldo Funes-Monzote is Director of Geo-Historical Research Program at the Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation (Cuba) and Professor of History at the University of Havana. 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). He received the Casa de las Americas Award 2019 with: Nuestro viaje a la luna. La idea de la transformación de la naturaleza en Cuba durante la Guerra Fría. He is currently visiting professor at the Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies, MacMillan Center for International & Area Studies at Yale University, 2015-2020. His research focuses mainly on Cuban, Caribbean and Latin America Environmental History, and the History of Science and Technology in Cuba.