Briefings on Cuba | The Cuban Economy: The Current Crisis, Its Causes, & Policies for the Future

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View the first Briefing by Dr. Carmelo Mesa-Lago here

The Cuban Research Institute (CRI), CasaCuba, and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center (LACC) at Florida International University (FIU) have joined forces to launch Briefings on Cuba. This new series will regularly commission analyses of Cuban politics, economy, culture, and society, and consequent policy recommendations, by top Cuba experts.

The Briefings will be disseminated widely through the web, social media, and email, with the support of existing communications platforms at CRI, CasaCuba, LACC, and other FIU departments. Each Briefing will also be presented at events free and open to the public, featuring a presentation by the author, followed by a question-and-answer session. The author will also participate in smaller executive roundtables. These events will be held either remotely or in person, whenever possible, after the restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic are removed.

We are pleased to inaugurate our Briefings on Cuba with a sobering, well-documented, and up-to-date analysis of the Cuban economy by the prominent Cuban-American scholar, Dr. Carmelo Mesa-Lago. We look forward to presenting and discussing the work of other leading academics and policymakers in this series.

María Carla Chicuén, Executive Director, CasaCuba
Dr. Jorge Duany, Director, Cuban Research Institute
Dr. Frank Mora, Director, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center