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Transforming Cuba: Economic Reforms Beyond 2016

FEB 15, 2017 | 4:00 PM TO 6:00 PM



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February 15, 2017: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM




Transforming Cuba: Economic Reforms Beyond 2016"

"Economic Reforms in Cuba: Present and Future"
Omar Everleny Pérez Villanueva, Revista Temas

"Prospects for Cuba's Emerging Usufruct Farmers"
Mario González-Corzo, Lehman College, CUNY

"Post-Fidel Dynamics"
Mauricio Font, Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies


Omar Everleny Pérez Villanueva (Doctor en Economía, Universidad de la Habana) was professor at the University of Havana until 2016. Dr. Everleny has taught and lectured 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 international economies. He is co-author of Cuban Economy at the Start of the Twenty-First Century, Reflexiones sobre la economía cubana, Miradas a la economía cubana, volumes I and II, Cincuenta años de la economía cubana, and Cuban Economic and Social Development: Policy Reforms and Challenges in the 21st Century.

Mario González-Corzo (Ph.D., Rutgers University) is associate professor at the Department of Economics at Lehman College, CUNY, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in economics and finance. He is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University. His research and areas of specialization include Cuba's post-Soviet economic transformations, the role of remittances in the Cuban economy, and Cuba's banking and agricultural sectors. Dr. González-Corzo is a contributing editor for the section on Cuban political economy and economics of the Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS) published by the Library of Congress. He is also a research associate at the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at the University of Miami (FL).

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, CUNY. His most recent publication is The State and the Private Sector in Latin America (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). Font is co-editor of Handbook on Cuban History, Literature, and the Arts (Paradigm Press, 2014), Cuban Counterpoints: The Legacy of Fernando Ortiz (Lexington Books, 2005), La República Cubana y José Martí (1902-2002) (Lexington Books, 2005), Toward a New Cuba? (Lynne Rienner, 1997) and Integración económica y democratización: América Latina y Cuba (Instituto de Estudios Internacionales, Universidad de Chile, 1998).

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