It is not like Florida International University has been a paragon of virtue when it comes to defending the Cuban people from the tyranny of the Castro dictatorship (see Professor Lisandro Perez), but really…
Are you serious? Was Mariela Castro unavailable?
Coming Soon: The Potential Role of FIU in a Post-Castro Cuba
Start: Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2013, 09:45AM
End: Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2013, 12:45PM
Venue: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, College of Business, Special Events Center, Room 233
The FIU Cuba Forum is an open discussion among FIU experts and the community regarding the appropriate role of FIU in a post-Castro Cuba. This discussion will serve as the first step in planning for FIU’s participation in Cuba, once federal and state laws allow exchange, and the FIU Board of Trustees deems it appropriate.
The backdrop for the discussion will be a review conducted by renowned economist and Latin American Studies Professor Carmelo Mesa-Lago. His presentation will highlight opportunities and needs in Cuba as well as resources and strengths that FIU can bring to the table. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion that includes key FIU faculty and administrators in areas such as business, engineering, hospitality, medicine, and international relations.
Mark Rosenberg, President, FIU
Carmelo Mesa-Lago, Consultant
Julia E. Sweig, Director for Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Jorge Duany, Director, Cuban Research Institute, FIU
Luis Salas, Associate Vice President, Research, FIU
Mike Hampton, Dean, Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, FIU
Amir Mirmiran, Dean, College of Engineering and Computing, FIU
Frank Mora, Director, Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU
Marifeli Pérez-Stable, Professor, Global & Sociocultural Studies, FIU
Monica Tremblay, Associate Professor, Decision Sciences and Information Systems, FIU
Inés R. Triay, Director, Applied Research Center, FIU
Fernando Valverde, Chief Executive Officer, HWCOM Health Care Network Faculty Group, FIU
Editor’s Note: Past reporting on Perez-Stable’s affiliation with Cuban Intelligence can be found here http://newsbusters.org/blogs/lynn-davidson/2008/08/05/media-use-suspected-spies-expert-sources and http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/espionage/marifeli.htm. Similarly, information on the major role of Cuban spies in Julia Sweig’s writing career can be found here: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2010/09/25/Latin-America—-Expert——-or-Castro-Agent