The Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS) will offer its fall 2015 certificate program in Cuban Studies, an intensive two-week program designed for professionals and others interested in Cuba, beginning on Monday, October 12, and continuing for seven evening sessions through Thursday, October 22, at Casa Bacardi, 1531 Brescia Avenue, on the Coral Gables campus.
The program, which uses a multi-disciplinary approach to reflect Cuba’s past and address Cuba’s present and future issues, creates an ideal atmosphere for participants to interact, exchange ideas, and think innovatively about the challenges and opportunities awaiting Cuba.
The fee is $395, which includes recommended books. The instructors are Jose Azel, Pedro Roig, and Jaime Suchlicki, who will be joined by guest lecturers. All class sessions will be held at Casa Bacardi from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will cover the following topics on the following dates:
Monday, October 12: Course Introduction and Historical Background
Tuesday, October 13: The Cuban Revolution
Wednesday, October 14: The Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis
Thursday, October 15: Cuba’s Leadership and Armed Forces
Monday, October 19: Cuba’s Civil Society and Opposition
Tuesday, October 20: Cuba’s Economy and the Cuban Diaspora
Wednesday, October 21: Central & Eastern European Transitions
Thursday, October 22: Transitional and Economic Challenges and Opportunities in Cuba