FIU Cuba Forum

Cover-page for FIU future role in Cuba

The FIU Cuba Forum is an open discussion among FIU experts and the community regarding the appropriate role of FIU in the future of 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 titled The Potential Role of Florida International University in a Future Cuba. His presentation will highlight opportunities and needs in Cuba as well as resources and strengths 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.

The panel will feature commentary from:
• Mike Hampton, Dean, Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
• Amir Mirmiran, Dean, College of Engineering and Computing
Frank Mora, Director, LACC
Marifeli Perez-Stable, Professor, Global and Sociocultural Studies
• Monica Tremblay, Associate Professor, Decision Sciences and Information System, FIU
• Ines R. Triay, Director, Applied Research Center
• Fernando Valverde, Chief Executive Officer, HWCOM Health Care Network Faculty Group

The panel will be held on Tuesday July 30, 2013 from 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 a.m. at the FIU College of Business Complex, Special Events Center Room 233, at the Modesto Madique Campus. The review conducted by Professor Mesa-Lago is available in Spanish here.  A live webcast of this event will be provided at the following link:

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