Cuba has been politically isolated from the U.S. for more than five decades, but it continues to intrigue and fascinate American scholars and travelers alike--largely because of its isolation.
"Cuba is this amazing nation that many people don't have a chance to go to," says R. Brooks Jeffery, director of the University of Arizona Drachman Institute, in an Arizona Illustrated interview.
Now a new lecture series will draw experts and the public together Wednesday night to explore the enduring appeal of the Caribbean nation. The talk, titled "¡Cuba! Modern Architecture + Preservation," will focus on the often overlooked modern architecture of Havana and its legacy.
The lecture takes Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the UA Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Building, at 1130 N. Mountain Avenue. It is free and open to the public.