The Cuba Project is a collaborative effort to study changes in Cuban politics, economics, culture, and society. It focuses 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.
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.