Cuba after the Castros

Cuba after the Castros

Having survived 11 U.S. presidencies, Fidel Castro and his brother Raul continue to rule the tiny island nation despite a long and vexed relationship with its superpower neighbor. Will the U.S. embargo of Cuba end before the Castro rule does? Journalist and former Cuban revolutionary Max Lesnik and Castro biographer Ann Louise Bardach will join us to provide some insight. Currently the director of Radio Miami, Lesnik has been the target of several assassination attempts for his open opposition to the embargo. Bardach has reported on Cuban-Miami politics for more than 16 years and is the author the new book, Without Fidel: A Death Foretold in Miami, Havana, and Washington.

Hammer Forum

This ongoing series of timely, thought-provoking events addresses current social and political issues.

Hammer Forum is moderated by Ian Masters, journalist, author, screenwriter, documentary filmmaker, and host of the radio programs Background Briefing, Sundays at 11AM, and The Daily Briefing, Monday through Thursday at 5PM, on KPFK 90.7 FM.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

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Hammer Forum is made possible in part by Bronya and Andrew Galef. 

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss. Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.