MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA – International relations scholar Daniel Añorve Añorve will deliver the annual Archibald McDougall Lecture on International Law on September 5 at 12:30 p.m. in the WVU Law Event Hall.
Añorve will discuss “The Role of Baseball Diplomacy in U.S.-Cuban Relations.” He is a professor of law, policy and government at the University of Guanajuato in Mexico.
Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
“When relations began normalizing between the United States and Cuba in December 2014, it marked, at least potentially, a turning point not only for both countries, but also for a handful of subnational actors,” said Añorve. “Baseball, a prime national hobby in both countries, suddenly seemed to have the potential to be much more than leisure, opening the possibility to trigger political, economic, and social forces that could pave the way to new channels of communications between these two ideologically-torn apart neighbors.”