University of Miami vs. University of Havana football game, 25 November 1926. Courtesy of the University Archives, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

American Football in Cuba: A Brief Introduction

By Michael T. Wood, Guest Contributor On 20 July 2015, the United States and Cuba reopened their embassies in Havana and Washington, D.C. This occasion represents another important step in the normalization of U.S.-Cuban relations, and continues a policy shift that began in December 2014. Even though more action is needed on both sides of…

Almaty, a growing city seated within the mountains, seeks to build upon its diverse cultural history and use the Olympics to become a world-class city.

Advocating for Almaty with the Canadian-Kazakh Connection: Comparing the Calgary 1988 & Almaty 2022 Winter Olympic Bids

By Kyle D. James, Guest Contributor On July 31st, 2015, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will decide whether Almaty, Kazakhstan, or Beijing/Zhangjiakou, China, will become the host of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. The Boston 2024 Olympic Committee, along with the European cities that have also announced their candidacies, will be watching closely, as this…