Covering Cuba in an Era of Change
On October 16, 17 and 18 in New York City, the Dart Center and Columbia Journalism School hosted an invitation-only conference to deepen journalists' reporting on a range of issues involving Cuba and Cuban-American relations at a critical moment of transition.
Historians, scholars, economists, policymakers and award-winning journalists explored Cuba’s history and relationship to the United States, recent shifts in public opinion, generational changes in Cuban-American immigrant communities, economic factors, as well as current conflicts and policy debates. Sessions focused on policy shifts in Washington, the economy of Cuba, public health innovation, environmental stewardship, human rights, free expression and prospects for reform.
The conference included expert briefings, policy discussions and peer-to-peer conversations focused on journalistic craft. "Covering Cuba in an Era of Change" was made possible by a generous grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies, with supplemental funding from the Ford Foundation.
Full video coverage is available below from the following panels:
- The History of Secret Diplomacy
- American Public Opinion and the Politics of U.S. Cuban Policy
- Historical Context: Cuba Between Reform & Revolution
- Recent Initiatives, Future Prospects
- Human Rights and Expression in Cuba
- Cuba and the United States: View from Congress
- Business, Health and the Environment
- The Changing Landscape of Arts and Culture
- Cuba and the Cuban Diaspora
- Cuba Today: Economic Challenges and Post Castro Assessment