Conferences, workshops and lectures

6th Jaipur Photojournalism Seminar, Featured Speaker (appeared remotely), Chasing Stories – Capturing Moments, IMAGINE Photojournalist Society, Jaipur, India, Dec. 5, 2020

“CUBA-USA Relations: The Challenge of Coexistence Based on Mutual Interests,” Panelist, Centro de Investigaciones de Política Internacional (CIPI), Instituto Superior de Relaciones Internacionales (ISRI), Havana, Cuba, December 16-19, 2019

Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers, Workshop leader, training session for investigative journalists, Mexico City, Mexico, April 6-7, 2019

Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism, Invited speaker, event sponsored by Medill and the Pulitzer Center, Chicago, Illinois, March 1, 2019

Flagler College, Speaker, event for students seeking grants from the Pulitzer Center, St. Augustine, Florida, March 11, 2019

Flagler College, Moderator, Q&A panel for Roy Gutman, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, St. Augustine, Florida, March 12, 2019

Flagler College, Moderator, Q&A panel for Mark Murray, senior political editor, NBC News, St. Augustine, Florida, March 15, 2018

Rollins College, Panelist, Cuba at the Crossroads, a Latin American and Caribbean Studies symposium, Winter Park, Florida, Feb. 10, 2017

International Communication Association, Panelist, Communication Interventions in Fostering Democratic Societies: Countries in Transition, San Diego, California, May 29, 2017

Florida International University, Invited speaker, Capstone Journalism Class about Cuba
Miami, Florida, March 22, 2016

Hacks/Hackers Miami, Participant, Miami Media Party, a workshop on digital innovation in the U.S. and Latin America, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, Feb. 13-14, 2015

Superior Institute of International Relations, Panelist, Eighth Series of Talks on the Foreign Policy of the United States, Projections, Trends and Prospects on U.S.-Cuba Relations During the Last Two Years of the Administration of Barack Obama, Havana, Cuba, Dec. 15-18, 2014

Investigative Reporters & Editors, Participant, Watchdog Workshop, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, Nov. 8, 2014

Crescent Beach Study Group, Invited speaker, St. Augustine, Florida, Oct. 14, 2014

National Press Photographers Association, Participant, Multimedia Immersion 2012 workshop, Newhouse Public School of Communications, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, May 15-19, 2012

Flagler College, Invited speaker, Community Lecture Series, Afghanistan: Pursuing the Taliban, St. Augustine, Florida, April 10, 2012

Cuba Futures: Past and Present, Panelist, Digital Dilemmas: The Internet and Blogs in Cuba Today, Bildner Center, City University of New York, New York City, April 1, 2011

Hemispheric Freedom Symposium, Invited speaker, Cuba: The Battle for Hearts and Minds, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Sept. 22, 2010

CubaCon 2010, Keynote speaker, Cuban art and culture conference, Provincetown, Massachusetts, June 12, 2010

Universidad San Francisco Xavier, Media trainer, led 20-hour workshop on investigative journalism for Bolivian journalists and university students, Sucre, Bolivia, Sept. 11-13, 2009

Society of Professional Journalists, Participant, Region 3 Convention, Unconventional ’09, Hollywood, Florida, April 3-4, 2009

Prensa Libre newspaper, Media trainer, conducted four-day workshop on investigative journalism, Guatemala City, Guatemala, July 1-4, 2008

Investigative Reporters & Editors, Moderator, Post-Castro Cuba Panel, Miami, Florida, June 5-8, 2008

Flagler College, Invited speaker, Community Lecture Series, Cuba after Fidel: America’s Friend?, St. Augustine, Florida, April 8, 2008

Poynter National Writers’ Workshop, Panelist, Covering Organized Crime, San Antonio, Texas, May 20-21, 2006

National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Journalists Across Boundaries: Reporting the U.S.-Mexico Border, Panelist, Writing about Drug Gangs and Organized Crime, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas, March 10-11, 2006

Seminar – Drug Trafficking: Investigations and News Coverage, Invited speaker, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, Jan. 26-27, 2006

23rd Annual Journalists and Editors Workshop on Latin America and the Caribbean, Panelist, Good Governance in Cuba: Present and Future Challenges, Coral Gables, Florida, May 5-7, 2005

21st Annual Journalists and Editors Workshop on Latin America and the Caribbean, Panelist, Is National Reconciliation with Cuba Possible?, Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, May 1-3, 2003

Journalists, War and Terrorism – First International Forum, Invited speaker, Coverage of Enduring Freedom Military Operation in Afghanistan, Vision of a Multi-Media Journalist, Sergio Arboleda University, Social Communication and Journalism School, Bogota, Colombia, January 29-30, 2003

Third Worldwide Gathering of War Correspondents, Invited speaker, War coverage in Afghanistan, Association of Cuban Journalists, Havana, Cuba, October 2002

Encuentro en la Frontera/Gathering on the Border, Invited speaker, Investigating Drugs and International Crime Rings, Ciudad Juárez, Texas, Nov. 15-16, 1997

Journalism workshop, Media trainer, conducted two-day workshop on investigative journalism for print and radio journalists, Managua, Nicaragua, 1997

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