Thursday, August 13, 2020

"The Cuban Economy and Prospects After COVID-19" and "The Cuba-Venezuela Economic Relationship" Today's Program for the Conference Cuba From the Castros to COVID

Pix ©Larry atá Backer; Tourist stop  in Matanzas Province on the way to the beaches of Varadero (2017)

Reminder; today begins the first of three days of panels 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 and the other in the afternoon (all times US East Coast Time).



August 13, 10.15 am – 10.30 am

Introduction and Welcome 

ASCE President Silvia Pedraza, University of Michigan

August 13, 10.30 a.m. – Noon

The Cuban Economy and Prospects After COVID-19

Chair: Silvia Pedraza, University of Michigan
Larry Catá-Backer, Pennsylvania State University, and Yuri Gonzalez Hernandez (Havana),“Cuba’s Response to COVID-19 and the Consequences for Cuba of the Pandemic”
Ricardo Torres Pérez, Universidad de la Habana, “The Cuban economic puzzle after the pandemic”
Elías Amor Bravo, Professor, ESIC Business & Marketing School, Valencia, Spain Campus, “Cuba: Return to Communist Normalcy After COVID-19”


August 13, 2.30 pm – 4 pm

The Cuba-Venezuela Economic Relationship

Chair: Gary Maybarduk
Carmelo Mesa-Lago, University of Pittsburgh, “Adverse External Sector Impacts on the Cuban Economy”
Luis R. Luis, “Venezuelan-Cuban Mutual Aid: Grants, Subsidies and Fantasies”
Vadim Grishin, George Washington University, “Venezuela and Cuba: Inside a Perfect Storm of Sanctions, Corporate Politics and Changing Economic Policies”

Register HERE or by linking through the QR Code.

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