The Cuba Project is a col­lab­o­ra­tive effort to study changes in Cuban pol­i­tics, eco­nom­ics, cul­ture, and soci­ety, focus­ing on devel­op­ments in Cuba in an inter­na­tional context.

  • The Cuba Project works with other aca­d­e­mic and policy-oriented pro­grams and insti­tu­tions to pro­mote dia­logue between aca­d­e­mics, pol­i­cy­mak­ers, busi­ness and media fig­ures, as well as stu­dents from var­i­ous coun­tries and disciplines.
  • The Cuba Project does not assume a sin­gle view about devel­op­ments relat­ing to Cuba. Rather, the events and pub­li­ca­tions of the Cuba Project bring together diverse sec­tors to explore com­plex real­i­ties. It aims to con­tribute to greater inter­na­tional under­stand­ing by pro­mot­ing informed exchange in a prag­matic and con­struc­tive spirit and to advance coop­er­a­tion in the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and assess­ment of mod­els, options, and policies.
  • The Cuba Project encour­ages fresh view­points regard­ing a pos­i­tive future for Cuba, its peo­ple, its econ­omy, and its role in the inter­na­tional realm.

Our programs are made possible by the generous support from the following foundations:

The Lin and Albert Bildner Foundation

The Christopher Reynolds Foundation, Inc.

The Ford Foundation

The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation

The Tinker Foundation, Inc.

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Mauri­cio A. Font is the direc­tor of the Cuba Project and the Bild­ner Cen­ter. He is Pro­fes­sor of Soci­ol­ogy at Queens Col­lege and the Grad­u­ate Cen­ter, City Uni­ver­sity of New York. Pro­fes­sor Font has writ­ten exten­sively on Brazil, Cuba, and Latin Amer­i­can devel­op­ment. He has taught at the Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan, Rut­gers Uni­ver­sity, the Uni­ver­sity of Brasilia, IUPERJ, and UNESP. He earned his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at the Uni­ver­sity of Michigan.