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[Berkman Klein Center Luncheon Series] North of Havana: A Lawyer’s Truth

October 29, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

FEATURING MARTIN GARBUS TO DISCUSS HIS BOOK DETAILING DIRTY POLITICS, SECRET DIPLOMACY, AND THE TRIAL OF THE CUBAN FIVE

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During his distinguished career, Martin Garbus has established himself as a well-known trial lawyer representing the likes of Daniel Ellsberg and Leonard Peltier. But there is no story Garbus wants to tell more than that of his most challenging case: representing five Cuban spies marooned in the U.S. prison system and his efforts to get them out.

North of Havana tells the story of a spy ring sent by Cuba in the early 1990s to infiltrate anti-Communist extremists in Miami. Erroneously charged by the U.S. government in connection with the 1996 shootdown of two planes circulating anti-Castro leaflets over Havana, the spies—in the absence of evidence—were convicted in 2000 of conspiracy to commit espionage and murder. Caught up in the sweep of history, the Cuban Five, as they became known, played a central role over the next decade in the recent thaw in Cuban-American relations.

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Date:
October 29, 2019
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Website:
https://cyber.harvard.edu/events/north-havana-lawyers-truth
Department:
Research Programs Events
Research-program:
Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society

Venue

Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East C (Room 2036, Second Floor)
1585 Massachusetts Aven
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Berkman Klein Center
Email:
events@cyber.harvard.edu