"Still Waiting for Snow in Havana: 55 Years & Counting"

The World Affairs Forum’s Annual Meeting/Dinner will feature Yale’s Dr. Carlos Eire, speaking on “Still Waiting for Snow in Havana: 55 Years & Counting”. Stamford Yacht Club, 6/5/14, 203-356-0340.
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STAMFORD, Conn. - May 16, 2014 - PRLog -- The World Affairs Forum will hold the Wilbur Miller Annual Meeting and Dinner for members and guests at the Stamford Yacht Club in Stamford on June 5, 2014. The keynote speaker will be Professor Carlos Eire, Yale University, who will present on “Still Waiting for Snow in Havanna: 55 Years and Counting”.

He is also author of the memoir Waiting for Snow in Havana (2003), which won the National Book Award in Nonfiction in the United States (2003) and has been translated into more than a dozen languages – but is banned in Cuba.  His latest memoir, Learning to Die in Miami (2010), explores the exile experience. His other works include, War Against the Idols: The Reformation of Worship From Erasmus to Calvin (1986); From Madrid to Purgatory: The Art and Craft of Dying in Sixteenth Century Spain (1995); A Very Brief History of Eternity (2010); and co-author of Jews, Christians, Muslims: An Introduction to Monotheistic Religions (1997).

Professor Eire, who received his PhD from Yale in 1979, specializes in the social, intellectual, religious, and cultural history of late medieval and early modern Europe. His focus is on both the Protestant and Catholic Reformations; the history of popular piety; and the history of death. Before joining the Yale faculty in 1996, he taught at St. John’s University in Minnesota and the University of Virginia, and was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton for two years.

A past president of the Society for Reformation Research, Carlos Eire is currently on the editorial board of the journal Church History and the publications committee of Yale University Press. He is now writing a survey history of the Reformation era and researching attitudes toward miracles in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

The cost for the dinner and presentation is $80 for members and $90 for guests. The meeting will start at 6:00 P.M. followed by the dinner/presentation at 7:00 P.M.

Reservations and advance payment are required. Space is limited. Please contact the World Affairs Forum at 203-356-0340 or E-mail: info@worldaffairsforum.org to reserve on or before May 30.

The World Affairs Forum is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to expanding understanding of global affairs and America’s role in the world. The Forum is an affiliate of the World Affairs Councils of America.

Michele Kamenetzky
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