About

The Cuba Project is a col­lab­o­ra­tive effort to study changes in Cuban pol­i­tics, eco­nom­ics, cul­ture, and soci­ety, focus­ing on devel­op­ments in Cuba in an inter­na­tional context.

  • The Cuba Project works with other aca­d­e­mic and policy-oriented pro­grams and insti­tu­tions to pro­mote dia­logue between aca­d­e­mics, pol­i­cy­mak­ers, busi­ness and media fig­ures, as well as stu­dents from var­i­ous coun­tries and disciplines.
  • The Cuba Project does not assume a sin­gle view about devel­op­ments relat­ing to Cuba. Rather, the events and pub­li­ca­tions of the Cuba Project bring together diverse sec­tors to explore com­plex real­i­ties. It aims to con­tribute to greater inter­na­tional under­stand­ing by pro­mot­ing informed exchange in a prag­matic and con­struc­tive spirit and to advance coop­er­a­tion in the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and assess­ment of mod­els, options, and policies.
  • The Cuba Project encour­ages fresh view­points regard­ing a pos­i­tive future for Cuba, its peo­ple, its econ­omy, and its role in the inter­na­tional realm.

Mauri­cio A. Font is the direc­tor of the Cuba Project and the Bild­ner Cen­ter. He is Pro­fes­sor of Soci­ol­ogy at Queens Col­lege and the Grad­u­ate Cen­ter, City Uni­ver­sity of New York. Pro­fes­sor Font has writ­ten exten­sively on Brazil, Cuba, and Latin Amer­i­can devel­op­ment. He has taught at the Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan, Rut­gers Uni­ver­sity, the Uni­ver­sity of Brasilia, IUPERJ, and UNESP. He earned his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at the Uni­ver­sity of Michigan.

Cuba Project Fellows

There are 12  Cuba Project Fel­lows from sev­eral col­leges within the City Uni­ver­sity of New York.