2011 Colloquium: Cuban Futures: Past and Present

Featured Presentations

Session 1: Perspectives on a Changing Cuba

“Cuba’s Reform Process under President Raúl Castro: Challenges, Strategic Actions and Prospective Performance”
Archibald R.M. Ritter, Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University (Canada)

Session 2: Tourism and Development

“Cuba y el turismo norteamericano. Análisis de potencialidades y de impactos en la región caribeña”
Gerardo González Núñez, Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico

“Cuban Tourism Industry: Barriers to Economic Growth”
Hilary Becker, Carleton University, Canada

Session 3: Forecasting Cuba’s Economy

“Forecasting Cuba’s Economy”
Emily Morris, London Metropolitan University, U.K.

Session 4: Economic Policy Proposals and Sectoral Issues

“Cuba: A Services-Centered Survival and Development Pattern”
Alberto Gabriele, UNCTAD, Switzerland

“Recent Evolution of Cuba’s Non-Cane Agricultural Sector”
Mario A. González-Corzo, Lehman College, CUNY

Session 5: Sources and Conditions of Change in the Cuban Economy

“Globalization and the Socialist Multinational: Cuba and ALBA’s Grannacional Projects at the Intersection of Business and Human Rights”
Larry Catá Becker, Pennsylvania State University

Session 6: El desarrollo social en Cuba contemporánea

“Las nuevas transformaciones de la agricultura cubana. Éxitos y desafíos”
Reynaldo Jiménez, University of Havana, Cuba

Session 7: Cuban Perspectives on the Cuban Economy

“New Forms of Enterprise in Cuba’s Changing Economy”
Camila Piñeiro Harnecker, CEEC, University of Havana, Cuba

“Las restricciones de divisas en la economía cubana al terminar el 2010: crisis, ajuste y salida paulatina”
Pavel Vidal Alejandro, CEEC, University of Havana, Cuba

“Valoración del impacto de las medidas más recientes en los resultados de la agricultura en Cuba”
Armando Nova González, CEEC, University of Havana, Cuba

“La actualización del modelo económico cubano”
Omar Everleny Pérez Villanueva, CEEC, University of Havana, Cuba


Handbook of Contemporary Cuba: Economy, Politics, Civil Society, and Globalization
Edited by Mauricio A. Font and Carlos Riobó

Cuban studies is a highly dynamic field shaped by the country’s distinctive political and economic circumstances. The Handbook of Contemporary Cuba is an up-to-date and comprehensive assessment offering the latest research available from a broad array of disciplines and perspectives. The Handbook offers contributions from leading scholars from the United States, Cuba, Europe, and other world regions. The Handbook‘s general introduction and its section introductions survey the key literature in the field in relation to rapidly changing events on the island and in global political and economic affairs. This volume addresses timely development on civil society, including human rights. The Handbook presents economic models and forecasts as well as analyses of the recent, pivotal Sixth Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba. For students, scholars, and experts in government, the Handbook of Contemporary Cuba is vital to any collection on Latin American studies or global politics.

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Handbook on Cuban History, Literature, and the Arts: New Perspectives on Historical and Contemporary Social Change
Edited by Mauricio A. Font and Araceli Tinajero

This book includes new studies on contentious mobilization, leftist activism, and youth organizations in the pre-revolutionary republic. Current analyses include the relation between the Cuban state and intellectuals; institutional legitimation processes; the formation and reconstruction of national identity discourses; and new framings of gender, race, and sexual orientation. The book illuminates the growing salience of social issues and changes in music, literature, cinema, and theater, thus fostering a fuller understanding of historical and current social dynamics of a Cuba in transformation today.

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