68th Annual Midwest Association for Latin American Studies (MALAS)
Two events are open to the public.
First, our keynote speaker, Ambassador Vicki Huddleston, will give a talk, The Ghost of Fidel Castro: America’s Failed Cuba Policy. She is the author of Our Woman in Havana: A Diplomat's Chronicle of America's Long Struggle with Castro's Cuba. The talk will take place in Blumberg Auditorium on Thursday, November 15 at 7 p.m.
Second, on Friday, November 16 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., also in Blumberg Auditorium, there will be a roundtable discussion, Human Rights Crisis at the Border: Challenges and Responses:
Camilo Pérez Bustillo, Hope Border Institute, El Paso (organizer and moderator)
Linda Rivas, Attorney, Las Américas Immigrant Advocacy Center, El Paso
Johanna Bencomo, community organizer, CAFÉ, Las Cruces
Emiliano Díaz, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Ciudad Juárez
Neil Harvey, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
Cristina Goletti, UTEP
Many UTEP faculty and students will present their work on panels on Friday afternoon from 1 to 4:30 and Saturday morning from 9:00 to 12:45
Hilton Garden Inn.
Friday, November 16 at 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
University Library, Blumberg Auditorium
1900 Wiggins Way, El Paso, Texas 79968
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