Orlando Luis Pardo, a fiction writer, blogger, and photojournalist, will visit Marquette on December 2nd and 3rd. He will speak on December 2nd at 7:00 p.m. on social media and blogging in Cuba. Drawing on experiences of repression as a pioneering blogger in his home country, Mr. Pardo Lazo will illustrate the challenges faced by bloggers and social media users in Cuba, a country with limited internet access and heavy government surveillance over independent journalists. On December 3rd at 4:00 p.m., he will present his new anthology of young Cuban writers, Cuba in Splinters. Both events will be held in the lower level of Raynor Memorial Library, and both talks are open to all interested students, faculty, and staff. For more information about this event, please contact Prof. Jessica Rich.
In addition to participating in recent conversations on local media outlets, Political Science professors have been frequent contributors to national-level discussions about the 2014 eletions. Profs. Julia Azari, Paul Nolette, and Amber Wichowsky have been particularly active. Their posts and comments are available at the following links: