Certificate Program in Cuban Studies
The Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS) at the University of Miami is proud to open enrollment for the upcoming CUBAN STUDIES CERTIFICATE PROGRAM to be held from May 14 until June, 6 2013.
This high-level program is designed for professionals and others interested in Cuba and its future. Our program’s expert instructors use a multi-disciplinary approach to reflect Cuba’s past and address Cuba’s present and future issues. The program creates an ideal atmosphere for participants to interact, exchange ideas, and think innovatively about the challenges and opportunities awaiting Cuba.
The fee for the certificate program is $395, which includes the recommended books for the course. The main professors for the course are Jose Azel, Pedro Roig, and Jaime Suchlicki. The course will also include the participation of guest lecturers.
The Program for Spring 2013 includes eight sessions, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Casa Bacardi:
Course Title - Cuba’s Past, Present, and Future
Professors: Jose Azel, Pedro Roig, and Jaime Suchlicki
Tuesday, May 14 -Introduction and the Historical Background
Thursday, May 16 - The Cuban Revolution
Tuesday, May 21 - The Bay of Pigs and The Cuban Missile Crisis
Thursday, May 23 - Cuba’s Leadership and the Cuban Armed Forces
Tuesday, May 28 - Cuba’s Civil Society and the Opposition
Thursday, May 30 - Cuba’s Economy and the Cuban Diaspora
Tuesday, June 4 - Central and Eastern European Transitions
Thursday, June 6 - Transitional Challenges and Opportunities in Cuba
This 8-session course is designed to provide each student with an overview of Cuba’s contemporary history. We will also look at the various future scenarios of a Cuba under Raul Castro (succession), how long it may last, and what the future government of Cuba without a Castro could look like (possible transition). Additionally, we will examine what possible role the Cuban Diaspora could play in Cuba’s political, economic, and social development and explore governing ideas for post-Castro Cuba.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
1, Demonstrate critical analysis of contemporary Cuba and its key players
2. Anticipate what might happen in Cuba after the Castros and their contemporaries are gone.
Casa Bacardi is located at 1531 Brescia Ave. Coral Gables, FL