The National Institute on Migration of the Dominican Republic has invited Dr. Jorge Duany to form part of the faculty of its master's program on "Migration Policies, Development, and Human Rights in the Caribbean." One of the program's main topics of interest will be the impact of migration from Cuba to the United States.
The program will contribute to various cooperative initiatives among Caribbean states, including the Dominican Republic, regarding efficient governance in migration affairs, which can translate into public policies. In particular, the curriculum will form human resources specialized in the design and execution of migration policies, taking into account issues of development, democracy, and respect for human rights. Its four basic components are migration theories, migration policies, development, and methodology. The program is geared toward public officials, university professors and researchers, staff members of non-governmental organizations, and social communicators. Classes will be conducted virtually and include both Dominican and other students.
Dr. Jorge Duany is Director of the Cuban Research and Professor of Anthropology at Florida International University. He has written extensively about Caribbean migration, ethnicity, race, nationalism, and transnationalism. He has published twenty-two books, including "Two Wings of a Bird": Transdisciplinary Approaches to Puerto Rican and Cuban-American History, Literature, and Culture (forthcoming) and Picturing Cuba: Art, Culture, and Identity on the Island and in the Diaspora (2019).