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After the revolution, Cuba became a place of political, cultural and scientific innovation. Her healthcare system became a model for many countries, racial and gender justice was achieved by decree, and film became a powerful tool to promote the revolutionary principles. However, after the 1970’s, as the Cuban government moved from socialist communism to a Leninist communism, everything changed. These changes were more drastic with the end of the Soviet Union and the beginning of the Cuban Special Period in the 1990’s. 

This course will explore these historical changes that had labeled Cuba as an island “lost in time” by focusing on three topics that are crucial for Cuba’s global acknowledgement: Gender, Race and Healthcare. Although these three topics can be separately considered, they are deeply interrelated and in constant exchange with Cuba’s economy and politics, as women and LGBT communities challenge their social participation, Afro-Cubans claim their space, and healthcare becomes threatened due to Cuba’s slow movement to globalization.

Havana, Cuba March 9 - 16, 2019

Students will be enrolled in INTL 4402 - Special Topics in International Studies Gender, Race and Healthcare in Contemporary Cuba, a four credit hour course for Spring 2019. For more information, go to:

*This program satisfies the Global Awareness course requirement of the Trinity University Pathways Curriculum.