Cuba and its Neighbours: Democracy in Motion Speaking Tour

Event information

Date: Nov 21st 2013 to Nov 23rd 2013
City: Halifax
Country: Canada
Location: Room 2130, McCain Building, Dalhousie University, 6135 University Ave., Halifax, Canada

The first book tour took place in Spring/Summer 2013 in Ottawa (two engagements), Montreal, Washington D.C. and New York.

The October 9, 2013 presentation given to the Political Anthropology class at Concordia University, Montreal (see below for report) was the first stop in a multi-country Academic Book Tour from October 2013 to May 2014. In October, 2103, presentations in courses were given at universities in New York and Connecticut. Others were given on November 8 at York University in Toronto, Canada, on November 14, Université Laval (Quebec City). Reports including photographs and some YouTubes on all the above will be published on this website. However, due to the many requests for university speaking engagements in several continents, these reports will be published starting only in December, 2013.

Upcoming university academic speaking engagements include the following:


Thursday, November 21, 2013, 7pm- 9pm
Democracy and Human Development
C u b a
A Public Discussion
with Arnold August & Henry Veltmeyer
Room 2130, McCain Building,
Dalhousie University,
6135 University Ave., Halifax, Canada
This is an open, free event.
Everyone is welcome.



Friday, November 22, 2013, Noon, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada.
International Development Developing Studies, Visiting Speakers Program,
McNally Main Building Room 227,
The public is warmly invited.



Thursday, November 28, 4 PM, 2013, Havana, Cuba, Último Jueves Series:
Los Debates de Temas, ICAIC, 23rd and 12th, Vedado.


December 2-7, 2013, United Kingdom Tour: http://democracycuba.com/ZED_Pub_UK_Arnold_August_Book_Tour.pdf


Other speaking engagements include:

First week of February, 2014
Illinois, U.S.A.
4-5 Universities and a public evening meeting in the Consulate of the Bolivarian
Republic of Venezuela in Chicago, Illinois (Dates and Locations to be confirmed)



March, 2014 (exact date to be confirmed)
Watson Hall 217
Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada


April, 2014,
Minnesota and Wisconsin, U.S.A.
(Universities, dates and locations to be confirmed)


The Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

May 16-18, 2014, the Canadian Association for Latin American and
Caribbean Studies Annual Congress taking place at Université Laval, Québec
(A Keynote Speech on the book “Cuba and Its Neighbours: Democracy in Motion”)



May 21-24, 2014, the Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
Annual Congress taking place in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Comparing Democracy and Elections in Cuba and Venezuela:
The False Dichotomy between Single and Multi-Party Systems.
Palmer House Hilton (the exact date, time and room number to be confirmed)


May, 2014, Germany
(Universities, dates and locations to be confirmed)


To invite the author to a university or for similar academic speaking engagements such as libraries, Contact Arnold August

For information on the Concordia University talk, held on October 9, 2013 click here