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Reminder; today begins the second of three days of panels, lectures, and discussions around Cuba, pandemic, and the regional situation in the Caribbean and Latin America as part of Cuba from the Castros to COVID: An ASCE Virtual Conference, 13-15 August 2020. Registration is free and space is still available for additional registrants.
Today's Program includes one panel in the morning on the assessment of Cuba's COVID period reforms, and in the afternoon the Carlos Diaz Alejandro Lecture (all times US East Coast Time).
August 14, 10.30 am – Noon
“Destrabando” the Cuban Economy: An Assessment of Reforms and the Road AheadChair: Natalia Delgado, Columbia University
Jorge Pérez-López, “Raúl’s Reforms: Progress and Pending Issues.”
Pavel Vidal, Universidad Javeriana de Cali, Colombia, “The Great Lockdown and the Cuban Economy: First Impacts and Policy Responses”
Pedro Manuel Monreal Gonzalez, UNESCO, “Companies and the sequence of economic reform in Cuba.”
August 14, 2.30 pm – 4 pm
Carlos Diaz Alejandro LectureChair: Carlos Seiglie, Rutgers University
Presenter: Alejandro de la Fuente, Harvard University, “Racism with Equality? Measuring Racial Inequality in Cuba, 1980-2010”
Discussant: Tanya Hernandez, Fordham Law School