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Cuba: Threads of Change

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Cuba’s political relationship with the United States is changing, and with it, potentially it’s biodiversity. In this podcast, conservation biologist and co-curator of the exhibition ¡Cuba! Ana Luz Porzecanski moderates a panel about contemporary Cuba, its people, identity, and biodiversity. You will hear from historian and policy expert Julia Sweig, anthropologist Ruth Behar, environmental lawyer Dan Whittle, and Museum herpetologist and co-curator of ¡Cuba! Chris Raxworthy.

This event took place at the Museum on March 9, 2017.



Podcast: Download | RSS | iTunes (1 hour 20 mins, 77 MB)


If you enjoyed this podcast, check out additional Cuba programming!

On May 4, explore mythologies and lived experiences of Cubans with renowned contemporary poets Nancy Morejón and Derek Palacio, while immersing yourself in an after-hours discovery of the American Museum of Natural History’s ¡Cuba! exhibition.  Click here to purchase tickets.



¡Cuba! was developed in collaboration with the Cuban National Museum of Natural History.

Major funding for ¡Cuba! has been provided by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund.

Significant support for ¡Cuba! has been provided by the Ford Foundation.

Generous support for ¡Cuba! has been provided by the Dalio Ocean Initiative.

¡Cuba! is proudly supported by JetBlue.