Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

La Habana Vieja: Una ciudad viva (A Talk by Eusebio Leal)

October 15th, 2015
5:30PM

Location
Stone Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center

Eusebio Leal Spengler, (Havana, Cuba, 1942), is the historian of the city of Havana, director of the restoration program of Old Havana and its historical center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Deputy to the National Assembly of the Popular Power in the IV, V, and VI Legislature, and the Ambassador of Good Will of the United Nations. He holds a Master’s degree in Latin American, Caribbean, and Cuban Studies, and a doctorate in Historical Sciences, both from the University of Havana. He is President of the Commission of Monuments in the City of Havana, and a specialist in Archeological Sciences.

Dr. Leal’s talk, presented in Spanish, will outline the decades-long process of restoring the historic core of Old Havana and the challenges of maintaining a balance between historical preservation and social restoration.

This event is free and open to the public. The talk will be in Spanish and a translation to English will be provided. Reception to follow in Woodward Way.

Sponsored by the Cuban & Caribbean Studies Institute and the International Cuba Society. For questions, email ccsi_at_tulane.edu.

Cuba + People
Ana M. López
Director - Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, Professor - Communication, Associate Provost - Office of Academic Affairs