Where the World Comes to Windham County

On Friday, October 11,2019 @ 7:30 pm
WWAC will present
Dr. Jourdy James Heredia, speaking on
An Economy Under Siege: Building Socialism and Cuba Today”
Centre Congregational Church Parlor
193 Main St., Brattleboro
Refreshments and Conversation from 7:00 pm

As part of her national tour, Dr. Heredia will be coming to Brattleboro, sponsored by Witness for Peace New England and hosted by Windham World Affairs Council. She will speak about the current economic situation in Cuba;  historical and contemporary impacts of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the government of the United States on Cuba; advances Cuba has made in food security, understood in a comparative and contextualized lens; and ongoing challenges in the construction of Cuban socialism given perennially hostile external circumstances.

Jourdy Victoria James Heredia received her PhD in Economic Sciences from the University of Havana and her PhD in Economic Sciences from the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. She is the subdirector and lead researcher of the Global Economy Research Center in Havana, Cuba and Associate Professor at the University of Havana. She is a member of the editorial group of Cuba’s World Economic Issues Journal and of the Foreign Policy Experts group organized by Cuba’s Higher Institute for Foreign Relations. She has won the Annual Prize of the Cuban Academy of Sciences on two occasions (1999 and 2000) and the EU-LAC Foundation Prize in 2015. She has over 30 years of experience researching issues of European integration. She is the author of numerous articles in national and international journals and also of two books (The Euro Zone Crisis: Economic Foundations and Lessons for Latin America; and Food Security in the the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean: The Cases of Cuba and Spain). She has lectured in universities throughout the world, including in Spain, Jamaica, Canada, Germany, China and Kenya.


For those of you who would like to follow up on the Sept. 6 talk on “The Cultural Links Between Judaism and China” by Tiberiu Weisz, here is a list of his published works (available on Amazon) and his most recent article, which clearly substantiates the points he made in his talk:

1. A History of the Kaifeng Israelites : Encounters with Israelites in Chinese Literature (2018)
2. The Covenant and the Mandate of Heaven: An In-depth Comparative study of Judaism and China (2008)
3. The Kaifeng Stone Inscriptions The Legacy of the Jewish Community in Ancient China (2006)

A Spring 2019 article by Tiberiu Weisz in the US- China Review, based on his most recent work, can give you an idea of the scope and depth of his research:   ISRAELITES IN CHINA

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *