Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium
The Institute for Latino Studies presents:
The inaugural Lecture in Transformative Latino Leadership
“Still Waiting for Snow in Havana”
by Carlos Eire
Eire is the T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale University and winner of the 2003 National Book Award for Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy.
Born in Havana, Eire is one of 14,000 unaccompanied Cuban children who were airlifted to the United States through Operation Peter Pan in 1962 after Fidel Castro rose to power in his native Cuba. A Los Angeles Times reviewer acclaimed Waiting for Snow in Havana as “the most accomplished literary expression of exile sensibility to have appeared to date.” A subsequent memoir, Learning to Die in Miami (2010), further explores the exile experience.
An authority on religious reformations, faith, and spiritualism in modern Europe, Eire lectures widely, and is also the author of From Madrid to Purgatory: The Art and Craft of Dying in Sixteenth Century Spain and War Against the Idols: The Reformation of Worship From Erasmus to Calvin, and co-author of Jews, Christians, Muslims: A Comparative Introduction to Monotheistic Religions.
A reception and book signing will follow immediately after the lecture.