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Posted January 07, 2011 by publisher in Cuban American Culture

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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 February 7 until March 2, 2011

This high level, intensive program is designed for professionals and others interested in Cuba and its future.

The 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.

Course Objective

This course is designed to provide each student with a brief overview of Cuba’s contemporary history. Professors 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, they 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.

Program for Winter 2011

Includes eight courses, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Casa Bacardi (1531 Brescia Ave. Coral Gables, FL)

Monday February 7: Setting the Stage The Historical background, Dr. Jaime Suchlicki

Wednesday February 9: The Cuban Revolution, Dr. Jaime Suchlicki

Monday February 14: The Bay of Pigs anti the Cuban Missile Crisis, Or. Brian

Wednesday February 16: Cuba’s Leader ship and the Cuban Armed forces, Dr. Brian Latell

Monday February 21: Cuba’s Civil Society and the Opposition, Dr. Andy Gomez

Monday February 23: Cuba’s Economy and the Cuban Diaspora, Dr. Jose Azel and Ms. Vanessa Lopez

Wednesday March 2: Transitional Challenges and Opportunities in Cuba, Dr. Jose Aral. Wrap tap with all course instructors

Due to limited places, we encourage you to register as soon as possible.

More Information

The fee for the certificate program is $395, which includes the recommended books of all the authors.

Please contact Ms. Vanessa Lopez at 305-284-5386 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information and to register.

Provided Books

All the material below will be provided at no additional cost.

1) Suchlicki, Jaime. Cuba: From Columbus to Castro and Beyond. 5th ed. 2002. Brassey’s, Inc.
2) Azel, José. Mañana in Cuba: The Legacy of Castroism and Transitional Challenges for Cuba. 2010. AuthorHouse.
3) Latell, Brian. After Fidel: The Inside Story of Castro’s Regime and Cuba’s Next Leader. 2002. Palgrave Macmillan
4) Gomez, Andy and Eugenio Rothe.  “Value Orientations and Opinions of Recently Arrived Cubans in Miami.” ICCAS. 2004.

You are encouraged to read all assigned readings before class and to more fully engage in the class discussion.

Course Learning Outcomes

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

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