Immigration and Urban History Seminar Cuban Immigration and Exceptionalism: The Long Cold War 29 September 2015.Tuesday, 5:15PM - 7:30PM Susan Eckstein, Boston University Comment: Christine Thurlow Brenner, University of Massachusetts—Boston

For decades, the United States government has privileged Cubans over other immigrant groups. During the Cold War, policy-makers extended far more refugee benefits and immigrant privileges to Cubans than to persons seeking refuge from other Communist regimes, and this exceptionalism has continued to this day. This presentation will focus on the complex roots of these benefits and the likely reform in Cuban immigration policy.

Note that this session only will begin with a light supper at 5:15 PM, and the program will follow at 6:00 PM.