Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cuba 1.5: The State of the Internet and Uses of Social Media in a Changing Cuba, Wed., Aug. 3, 2011, @ 8:30 a.m. Inter-American Dialogue



Cuba 1.5?

The State of the Internet and

Uses of Social Media in a Changing Cuba

Larry Press

Professor of Information Systems

California State University, Dominguez Hills 

Ted Henken

Professor of Sociology and Latin American Studies

Baruch College, CUNY 

Commentary by 

Robert Guerra

Director of the Internet Freedom project
Freedom House 

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

Inter-American Dialogue

1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 510

I am pleased to invite you to join us at the Inter-American Dialogue from 8:30 to10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 3 for a discussion on the state of the Internet and uses of social media in Cuba today and the outlook for the future. 

Larry Press, professor of information systems at California State University, and Ted Henken, professor of sociology and Latin American Studies at Baruch College, CUNY, will lead off the discussion.  For more than a decade, Press has been studying the global diffusion of the internet, with an emphasis on policy and technology in developing nations. Henken has conducted research on how the use of social media and mobile technology is providing an outlet for more voices in Cuba.  He plans to draw on recent interviews conducted with Cuba's diverse blogging community. Robert Guerra, director of the Internet Freedom project at Freedom House, will provide commentary. Opening remarks by our speakers will be followed by a wide-ranging exchange among participants. 

Please let us know if you will be able to be with us on August 3. 

Best regards,  

Michael Shifter


  1. Will there be a documentation on video or audio, available online after the discussion or streamed during the talk?

  2. Will there be an online-documentation of the talk on audio or video? Or a stream during the discussion?