Post Tagged with: "cuba"

VIEWPOINT: In Havana, Echoes of Home

VIEWPOINT: In Havana, Echoes of Home

Last month, I had the opportunity to visit Cuba with three friends. The news that I was traveling to Havana was not well-received at home in Venezuela. Relations between the Venezuelan and Cuban regimes have been cozy since Hugo Chávez took power in 1998. Close economic and military ties have[Read More…]

by June 29, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
VIEWPOINT: Cuba’s Best Foot Forward

VIEWPOINT: Cuba’s Best Foot Forward

Former President Barack Obama’s announcement Jan. 12 removing the longstanding “wet foot, dry foot” policy has stirred mixed emotions for thousands of Cubans and Cuban-Americans in my hometown of Miami, Fla., where the streets have only recently been swept clean following parades in light of Fidel Castro’s death. Just as[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
CHRISTOVICH: Baseball Mourns Young Star’s Life

CHRISTOVICH: Baseball Mourns Young Star’s Life

Take his baseball career out of the equation and José Fernandez’s story was a tragedy. At age 15, Fernandez made a dangerous boat ride to the U.S. in a fourth attempt to defect from Cuba. During that boat ride, he rescued his own mother, who had fallen out of the[Read More…]

by September 30, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top

Panelists Discuss Diplomacy

A panel of ambassadors emphasized the importance of diplomatic efforts abroad in a film screening and question-and-answer session for the film, “America’s Diplomats” in an event hosted by the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Diplomacy in Reiss Hall on Thursday. Panelists included former Ambassador to Turkey Marc Grossman, former[Read More…]

by April 22, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
COURTESY CLAUDIO FUENTES
Cuban journalist Yoani Sanchez was named Georgetown’s new Yahoo Fellow in International Values, Communications, Technology and the Global Internet. Sanchez will teach MSFS courses this spring.

Fellow Talks Blogging, Without Freedom of Speech

Cuban journalist Yoani Sanchez is one of the foremost online advocates for free speech worldwide. Her personal blog, Generación Y, is translated into two dozen languages and receives over 14 million hits per month, and she started Cuba’s first daily online newspaper, 14ymedio. Sanchez brings her knowledge of communication in[Read More…]

by October 3, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
COURTESY B. SHAW DRAKE
B. Shaw Drake (LAW ’15) will travel to Guantanamo Bay.

Law Students to Observe Guantanamo

Two law students will attend proceedings at the U.S. Naval Center in Guantanamo Bay in October, after the U.S. Department of Defense approved the Georgetown University Law Center as an official observer of the military commissions operations, or military tribunals authorized by presidential order, in late August. Kayleigh Golish (LAW[Read More…]

by September 23, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Rethinking the Politics Behind a US Embargo

On Tuesday, 188 of 193 nation members of the United Nations General Assembly voted for the 22ndyear in a row for a resolution that condemns U.S. sanctions against Cuba. Only Israel joined the United States in voting against the resolution. The impact of this year’s vote on Washington must have been[Read More…]

by November 1, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Blogger Tells of Social Media in Cuba

Blog author Yoani Sánchez and freelance writer Orlando Pardo emphasized the importance of social media in the fight for self-expression in Cuba Wednesday evening. According to Pardo, he and Sánchez began blogging in order to promote self-expression rather than because of political motivations. “We just share views and we get[Read More…]

by March 23, 2013 0 comments Campus News, News
There and Back Again

There and Back Again

A Georgetown education is punctuated for most by many meaningful academic and social experiences. For some, however, many of the most eye-opening ones do not happen on the Hilltop. A semester abroad immerses students in a different culture, forcing them to confront preconceptions. Five students share their study abroad stories.[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments The Guide

Cuban Students Look Beyond Politics

“When I ask people what they think of Cuba, they usually respond, ‘Cigars and Fidel Castro.’ But I want people to know that it’s much more than that,” Alejandro González (SFS ’12) stated earlier this week. González, the president of Georgetown’s Cuban American Student Association, or CASA, is part of[Read More…]

by February 16, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized