Dinner Meeting - Concluded  - 10.19.2017
For those of a certain generation, Cuba is a Cold War benchmark and Cold War legacies still haunt both Cuba and Cuba-US relations. But Cuba and its relations with the rest of the world have undergone enormous changes with the passing of Fidel Castro, the ending of its relationship with Russia and its new relationships with countries as diverse as Venezuela and the United States. In addition, Cuba is in the midst of a challenging domestic transition economically, socially, and of course politically as it tries to grow and evolve in the 21st Century. Dr. Lindau will help us understand how all these changes are playing out in a country well known but little understood in the United States.
Dr. Juan Lindau has taught at Colorado College since 1989. He received a B.A. in Anthropology from New College in 1977, and a M.A. in Latin American Studies from Stanford University in 1980. He received, as well, an M.A. (1985) and a Ph.D. (1987,) both in Political Science, from Harvard University. He primarily teaches courses on Comparative Politics and Latin American Politics, and actively participates, outside the department, in the History/Political Science major and the International Political Economy major. Several of Professor Lindau’s courses are offered in both English and Spanish and students can elect to take the course in either language. He has taught off-campus courses, both during the summer and the regular academic year, in Mexico and in Costa Rica. His most recent publication is “The Drug War and Executive Power, Judicial Reform and Federalism in Mexico” Political Science Quarterly Volume 125, Number 2, Summer, 2011. This reflects a long standing scholarly interest in the drug war, the object of several of his other journal articles. His other primary scholarly interest is immigration to the United States from Latin America. He has received the Colorado College Teacher of the Year award, and the A.E. and Ethel Irene Carlton Professorship.