Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Registration Reminder--Cuba from the Castros to COVID--An ASCE Virtual Conference

I pass along here a reminder of the upcoming event--Cuba from the Castros to COVID: An ASCE Virtual Conference, to be held 13-15 August 2020.

The Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy usually holds its annual conference in late July. This year, the COVID pandemic made that impossible. In its place we have been working hard, to offer people interested in contemporary issues the study of Cuban society, politics, economy and law an accessible, alternative program.

We will offer six panels over three days. Four of the events are organized as traditional panels and roundtables.  They include:
(1) The Cuban Economy and Prospects after COVID-19;
(2) The Cuba Venezuela Relationship;
(3) "Destrabando" the Cuban Economy: An Assessment of Reforms and the Road Ahead; and
(4) a Roundtable on Developments in Moving Beyond Cuba's Dual Currency System.
We are also pleased to host two special programming events.  The first is the first ever "broadcast" of the annual Carlos Diaz Alejandro Lecture. This year's lecturer is Alejandro de la Fuente, Harvard University, who will speak to “Racism with Equality? Measuring Racial Inequality in Cuba, 1980-2010.”  The Lecture discussant this year is Tanya Hernandez, Fordham University.

Lastly we continue with our tradition of highlighting the work of undergraduate and graduate students. This year we host presentations by the winners of the ASCE student paper competition which include young scholars from Oxford and Harvard Universities, and the University of Massachusetts. 

Please consider joining us for one of the six panels.  You may register for each individually or for all of them.

Useful Conference Links:


Concept Note

Pre-Conference Interview Series 


Participant Bios

Participant Shared Papers and PowerPoint


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