Omar Everleny Pérez Villanueva
Centro de Estudios de la Economía Cubana
Universidad de la Habana
Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies
About the Speakers:
Omar Everleny Pérez Villanueva is Professor at the University of Havana and Director, of the Center for the Study of the Cuban Economy. Dr. Pérez Villanueva earned his doctorate at the University of Havana, M.A. at CIDE/AC (Mexico), and B.A. at the University of Havana. He has taught orlectured at various universities in Cuba, the U.S., Japan, France, Spain, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Mexico, China and other countries. He has published more than 70 works on the Cuban and the international economies. He is co-author of "Cuban Economy at the Startof the Twenty-First Century" (with Jorge DomÃnguez and L. Barberia); "Reflexiones sobre la economía cubana;" "Miradas a la economía cubana, volumes I and II;" "Cincuenta aÃ±os de la economía cubana," "Cuban Economic and Social Development:Policy Reforms and Challenges in the 21st Century."
Mauricio Font 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. His research examines problems of development and reform in Brazil, Cuba and Latin America as well as international cooperation in the Western Hemisphere.