Dr. Carmelo Mesa-Lago received the award for Educator of the Year 2013 from the National Association of Cuban-American Educators. Dr. Mesa-Lago is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics and Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a member of the Community Advisory Board of FIU's Cuban Research Institute.
Dr. Mesa-Lago was selected for this distinction based on his extraordinary academic merits and his valuable contributions to the study of economic and social changes in Cuba. He offered a lecture titled "Education in Cuba: Past, Present, and Future."
The event was held on Saturday, September 14, at 12:00 PM, during a lunch at the Big Five Club in Miami.
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