“We are going to have a conversation,” McIntyre said. “I am going to ask him questions about Cuban economic inequality, particularly the periods before the revolution, during the revolution and after the pullout of the Soviet Union. I will ask him about inequality before the revolution, what the revolution tried to accomplish, and how the relationship with the United States affected those accomplishments. We’ll also talk about what has happened before and after the reopening of diplomatic relations with Cuba.”
It was McIntyre and Maureen Moakley, political science professor at URI, that took the first URI students to Cuba.
“One of the goals of the revolution of 1959 was to reduce inequality,” McIntyre said.
The lecture was open to the public and free to attend. It was held on the URI campus in the Doody Auditorium located in Swan Hall.