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Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Interamerican Studies Caribbean,Central American Affairs, Cuban History, Mexican History, Caribbean History, Latin American Relations Seminars, Foreign Policies of Latin American Nations, Latin America History, Cuban American Studies, International Studies, US Policy Implications, Drilling Cuban Waters, Cuban Oil Bonanza, Cuban Missile Crisis, Cuba Economy, Cuba Venezuela, Democracy, Cuba EU Economic Relations, Cuban Military, Cuban Travel, American Tourists, Cuban Revolution, Cuban Communism, Cuban Foreign Policy, International Terrorism, Caribean Studies,

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Areas of Specialization

Interamerican Studies, Caribbean and Central American Affairs, and Cuban and Mexican History with concentration on contemporary affairs.

Course Experience

History of Cuba; History of the Caribbean; History of Mexico; Seminars on U.S.- Latin American Relations; Seminars on Foreign Policies of Latin American Nations

Professional Experience

Editor, Cuban Affairs Journal, 2005-Present.

Director, Institute for Cuban and Cuban American Studies, University of Miami, 1999-Present.

Emilio Bacardi Moreau Professor of History and International Studies, 1999-Present.

Professor of History and International Studies, University of Miami, 1975-Present

Editor, Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs, University of Miami, 1983-1997.

Editor, North-South Magazine, University of Miami, 1991-1994.

Founding Executive Director, North-South Center, University of Miami, 1990-1992.

Director, Institute of Interamerican Studies, University of Miami, 1980-1992.

Director, Research Institute for Cuban Studies, University of Miami, 1980-1992.

Developer and Director, Info-South, Latin American Database, University of Miami, 1980-1992.

Associate Director, Center for Advanced International Studies, University of Miami, 1979-1980.

Director, Latin American Studies, University of Miami, 1975-1977.
Associate Professor of History, University of Miami, 1971-1975.

Director, Institute of Interamerican Studies, University of Miami, 1971-1973.

Assistant Professor of History, University of Miami, 1967-1971.

Associate Director, Institute of Interamerican Studies, University of Miami, 1970-1971.

Research Associate, Center for Advanced International Studies, University of Miami, 1967-1970.

Teaching Fellow, History Department, Texas Christian University, 1965-1966.

Assistant to the Director, Center for Advanced International Studies, University of Miami, 1964-1965.

Education

1968 Ph.D., Latin American History, Texas Christian University
1965 M.A., Latin American History, University of Miami
1964 B.A., Latin American Studies, University of Miami
1959-1960 School of Social Studies, University of Havana

Languages

Fluent in English and Spanish.  Reading knowledge of Portuguese.

Honors, Awards, and Professional Associations

  • One of the top “100 Latinos in Miami” selected by Fundacion Fusionarte of Spain.
  • Breve Historia de Cuba selected by the International Latino Book Award as “Best Book of the Year” of 2006.
  • Latin American Editor, Transaction Publishers, Rutgers University.
  • Listed in Contemporary Authors.
  • Listed in International Who’s Who.
  • Listed in The Directory of Scholars in Third World Studies.
  • U.S. Office of Education Grant Recipient to develop Undergraduate International Studies at the University of Miami, 1980.
  • National Endowment for Humanities Grant Recipient, 1978.
  • University Students and Revolution in Cuba selected by the American Library Association and Choice as one of the “Outstanding Academic Books” of 1971.
  • Conference on Latin American History (Member).

University Activities

Faculty Advisor, Cuban Studies Association, University of Miami, 1995-date.
Member, Advisory Board on Bilingual Education, University of Miami, 1971-1980.
Faculty Advisor, International Graduate Student Association, 1979.
Member, University Lectureship Committee, 1974-1975.

Other Professional Activities

Project Director, US Aid grant on Transition in Cuba, 2001-Present.

Project Co-Director, US Aid grant to prepare US government officials for changes in Cuba, 1998-1999.

Principal Investigator, National Endowment for Democracy grant to support the Paraguayan Institute of Geopolitical and International Studies, 1987-1989.

Principal Investigator, USIA/Radio Marti grant to establish a Database on Cuba at the University of Miami, 1984-1992.

Principal Investigator, Department of Defense grant to organize seminars and
conferences on Soviet/Cuban Relations in Latin America, 1985-1988.

President, Hispanic American Housing Council of Florida, 1979-1990.  This includes the study, investigation, and recommendation to State and Local Government regarding the conditions and adequacy of minority housing.

Co-producer, Minefield, film on Democratization in the Southern Cone sponsored by a     grant from the National Endowment for Democracy, 1987.

Principal Investigator, United States Information Agency grant to organize 
European seminars on the political and economic situations in Latin America, 1985-1986.

Director, Organization of American States summer seminars on “International Trade,” 1983-1992.

President, Board of Directors, South Dade Hebrew Academy (1977-1979).

Consultant, WPBT TV Channel 2 Miami, 1977-1978.

Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Leon Goure, International Security Agency, U.S. Department of Defense grant to the Center for Advanced International Studies, University of Miami for research on “Soviet Policies in Latin America” (1975).

Co-Principal Investigator, International Security Agency, U.S. Department of Defense grant to the Center for Advanced International Studies, University of Miami for research on “Instability and Violence in Latin America” (1974).

Principal Investigator, Ford Foundation Grant to the Center for Advanced International Studies, University of Miami for research on Cuba (1969-1972).

Principal Investigator, International Security Agency, U.S. Department of Defense grant to the Center for Advanced International Studies, University of Miami for research on “Chile and Security Implications for the U.S.” (1971).

Nonacademic Activities

For the past twenty-five years, I have been a consultant to various U.S. government agencies on Latin American and Cuban topics.  Further information provided upon request.

Publications

Available Upon Request

Books
   
Available Upon Request

Lectures and Conferences

Available Upon Request

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