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Democracy Forum: Cuba and its neighbors, with author Arnold August, 6 p.m. Oct. 28, New Haven

Arnold August has an MA in political science from McGill University. He is an author, journalist and lecturer living in Montreal. After the 1999 publication of his first book, Democracy in Cuba and the 1997–98 Elections, August was invited to discuss his conclusions at more than 20 lectures and book-launchings conferences, mainly in universities.

In 2008 he shared research from his field investigations of the 2007–08 elections in Cuba in a speaking tour at several California universities.

“August’s book provides a much needed tool for accurate assessment of Cuba’s unique system of political participation and representation, through empirical evidence rather than through the customary second-hand interpretation. A must-read for anybody seriously interested in Cuba, and in the overall question of democracy and its practices.” — Claudia Kaiser-Lenoir, Professor Emerita of Latin American Studies, Tufts University

An expert on Cuba’s evolving political system shares some insights.

You are invited to join the discussion! No charge | 203-946-7431 or email sgodfrey@nhfpl.org.

The event will take place at the Ives branch of the New Haven Free Public Library at 133 Elm St. in downtown New Haven.

Copies of his book will be available for purchase and for signing.

Cosponsored with the City of New Haven Peace Commission, Spanish on the Green, Greater New Haven Peace Council, New Haven/León Sister City Project.

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