December 23, 2014 - 4:00 PM
The decision to set US-Cuba relations on a new course is a break from decades of mutual animosities, including US efforts to isolate and transform Cuba through the embargo. As announced, the historic agreements of December 17, 2014, present opportunities and challenges in several areas: diplomatic relations, commerce, migration, remittances, economic reforms, travel and tourism, and other areas. This roundtable explores the implications of the new chapter in US-Cuba relations.
“Impact on the Cuban Economy: Agriculture and Self-Employment.”
Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics, Lehman College and Bildner Fellow
“Diaspora, Transnationalism, and Cultural Exchange.”
Albert Sergio Laguna
Associate Professor, Yale University
Professor and Director, Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies
OTHERS, to be announced
Mario A. González-Corzo (Ph.D., Rutgers University) is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at Lehman College, CUNY. His research interests and areas of specialization include Cuba’s post-Soviet economic developments, the role of remittances in the Cuban economy, and Cuba’s banking and agricultural sectors.
Mauricio Font (Ph.D. University of Michigan) is director of the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies and Professor of sociology at the Graduate Center and Queens College, City University of New York.