FIU Cuba Forum

Event information
Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, College of Business, Special Events Center, Room 233

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The FIU Cuba Forum is an open discussion among FIU experts and the community regarding the appropriate role of FIU in a future Cuba. This discussion will serve as the first step in planning for FIU's participation in Cuba, once federal and state laws allow exchange and the FIU Board of Trustees deems it appropriate.

The backdrop for the discussion will be a review conducted by renowned economist and Latin American Studies Professor Carmelo Mesa-Lago. His presentation will highlight opportunities and needs in Cuba as well as resources and strengths that FIU can bring to the table. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion that includes key FIU faculty and administrators in areas such as business, engineering, hospitality, medicine, and international relations.

To read a copy of the report, press here.

To read a copy of the Spanish translation, press here.



Mark Rosenberg, President, FIU
Carmelo Mesa-Lago, Consultant
Jorge Duany, Director, Cuban Research Institute, FIU


Luis Salas, Associate Vice President, Research, FIU

Panel Members:

Mike Hampton, Dean, Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, FIU
Amir Mirmiran, Dean, College of Engineering and Computing, FIU
Frank Mora, Director, Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU
Marifeli Pérez-Stable, Professor, Global & Sociocultural Studies, FIU
Monica Tremblay, Associate Professor, Decision Sciences and Information Systems, FIU
Inés R. Triay, Director, Applied Research Center, FIU
Fernando Valverde, Chief Executive Officer, HWCOM Health Care Network Faculty Group, FIU