As a GIS major with a focus in political science, international relations fascinates me. The Cold War has always been a period of history that interests me and I want to learn more about it from the Cuban perspective. I don’t have a particular research question yet, but I’d like to look at how Cuba, the US, and Russia all interacted with one another during the Cold War. Potentially I could research Cuba’s foreign policy during the Cold War or after it ended. Another topic that interests me is nationalism and national identity, so I’m interested to see how/if events like the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis and US foreign policy played a role in shaping Cuban identity.