Domingo Amuchastegui is a graduate of the University of Havana, Florida International University, and the University of Miami. Author and co-author of a dozen books in Cuba and the United States as well as hundreds of articles and scores of essays. Chief analyst in the field of Cuba’s foreign policy. Factfinding missions throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. He has been a Political Analyst at CubaNews since 1994.
Rolando Anillo has practiced law in Cuba as well as in the United States. Born in Santiago de Cuba, he graduated cum laude from the University of Havana law school in 1988, and received his MBA from Barry University in 1997.
Dr. Timothy Ashby, a Florida-based attorney, is CEO of Federal Regulatory Compliance Services and Counsel with the International law firm SNR Denton. He served at the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, as Director of the Office of Mexico and the Caribbean and Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere.
Teo A. Babún, Jr., is the author of more than 100 manuscripts and reports on Cuba businesses, infrastructure, and religion. He is the CEO of ECHOcuba, a non-profit effort that trains Cubans on leadership, free market and democracy concepts. He is an Electrical Engineer, who holds an MBA and a Ph.D. He is a winner of an outstanding alumni award from Michigan Tech University, where he has been inducted into the Electrical and Computer Engineering Academy.
Larry Catá Backer is Professor of Law, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania. He is also Founding Director, Coalition for Peace & Ethics, Washington, D.C.
Roger R. Betancourt is Professor of Economics, Emeritus, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, and Director, Development Research Center.
Vegard Bye is a Norwegian political scientist, Associate Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, and Partner in the consulting company Scanteam. His work record includes senior positions with the UN and Norad (Norway’s Development Cooperation Agency), long experience as reporter and part-time university lecturer and thesis supervisor. He has written various books on Latin American topics, and has followed Cuba since working there with the UN in the late 1970s.
Rolando H. Castañeda, macroeconomist, retired senior official from the Inter-American Development Bank and a member of the ASCE Board.
Julio Cerviño is Professor of International Marketing and Co-director of the Masters in International Management at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. He received a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Universidad Autonóma de Madrid. He holds an MBA in International Business from Washington University in St. Louis (MO). He regularly collaborates with the Faculty of Accounting and Economics of the University of Havana in academic exchanges and research programs.
Carmen Díaz se graduó como Licenciada en Física en la Universidad de La Habana y obtuvo una maestría en ese campo. Trabajó en la docencia e investigación dentro de esta disciplina hasta su salida de Cuba en 1980. Desde entonces vive en el sur de La Florida donde ha impartido clases en varias universidades y obtuvo una maestría y un doctorado en Psicología Clínica con concentración en el área de Neuropsicología. Desde 1993 trabaja para University of Miami Behavioral Health (UMBH), afiliada al Departamento de Psiquiatría de la Universidad de Miami. Su trabajo clínico incluye intervención de crisis, rehabilitación neurocognitiva, supervisión de internos doctorales, así como diagnóstico y diseño de programas de salud mental. Ha trabajado como psicóloga para las escuelas públicas del condado Miami- Dade. Ha colaborado con varias organizaciones para el estudio de la política y la cultura cubana desde la diáspora. Ha participado en varios paneles de discusión sobre estos temas y su segundo libro Siete Jornadas en Miami, aborda el tema de la inmigración y las percepciones del “problema cubano” desde una perspectiva psicohistórica y feminista. Durante veinte años ha colaborado como asesora y productora de teatro cubano en Miami. Actualmente imparte clases como adjunta en el programa doctoral de CAU y colabora con la puesta de la obra de teatro contemporánea: “Cartas de amor a Stalin,” que examina las relaciones entre el Poder y los intelectuales.
Sergio Díaz-Briquets is a Northern Virginiabased international consultant focusing on governance issues.
Gabriel Di Bella is a Senior Economist in the Western Hemisphere Department of the International Monetary Fund, where he has worked since 2002. Prior to joining the IMF, he worked as an economic consultant in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Haroldo Dilla Alfonso (La Habana, 1952). Es doctor en ciencias especializado en sociología. Fue por varios años coordinador de estudios latinoamericanos y caribeños del Centro de Estudios sobre América en la Habana. Actualmente es consultor independiente y desde 2000 reside en Santo Domingo.
Jorge I. Domínguez is Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, vice provost for international affairs, special advisor for international studies to the dean of the faculty of arts and sciences, and chairman of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies.
Ilan Ehrlich is an assistant professor of history at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey. He received his Ph.D. in Latin American history in September of 2009 from the Graduate Center, City University of New York. His forthcoming book, entitled Eduardo Chibás: The Incorrigible Man of Cuban Politics, is a political biography that explores the role of messianism and charisma in defending democratic institutions. During the 2008- 2009 academic year, Dr. Ehrlich was a dissertation fellow at the Leon Levy Center for Biography.
Oscar Espinosa Chepe se graduó como economista en 1967 en la Universidad de La Habana. Trabajó en varias agencias del gobierno y fue víctima de juicio político y expulsado de su trabajo en el Banco Nacional en 1992. Fue condenado a 20 años de prisión en abril de 2003 por sus actividades como analista económico y periodista independiente. Recibió Licencia Extrapenal desde el 29 de noviembre de 2004 “hasta que se considere que ha recuperado su salud.” A partir de su libertad condicional ha continuado analizando la situación de Cuba, fundamentalmente en lo económico, escribiendo, y publicando. En 2003 se publicó su libro Crónica de un Desastre, por la Editorial Hispano-Cubana, Madrid, en 2007, Cuba: revolución o involución, Aduana Vieja Editorial, Sevilla, y en 2011, Cambios en Cuba: Pocos, Limitados y Tardíos.
Richard Feinberg is professor of international political economy at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego. Feinberg served as special assistant to President Clinton and senior director of the National Security Council’s Office of Inter-American Affairs. He has held positions on the State Department’s policy planning staff and worked as an international economist in the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of International Affairs.
Javier Figueroa de Cárdenas es profesor de historia de Cuba en la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras. Entre sus publicaciones destaca el reciente libro El Exilio en Invierno. Miguel Figueroa y Miranda. Diario del destierro, San Juan, Puerto Rico: Ediciones Callejón/La Tertulia, 2008.
Ernesto Hernández-Catá, Associate Director, retired, International Monetary Fund.
Stephen J. Kimmerling, an attorney, is a business development consultant for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. He served Senator Bob Kerrey as Director of Public Programming in the Office of the President at the New School. Mr. Kimmerling was also the New York University School of Law’s Cuba Conferences Director, where he organized symposia on vanguard legal issues in U.S.-Cuban affairs.
Armando Linde was Deputy Secretary of the International Monetary Fund until his retirement in 2008. He is a past president of ASCE.
Joan Llonch is Professor of Marketing at the Universidad Autonónoma de Barcelona. He holds a Ph.D. in business and economics from the University of Barcelona. He is currently Vice-president of Sabadell Bank, the fifth largest Spanish Bank. His research interests are market orientation-performance and measures of marketing success.
Luis R. Luis is an international economist in Massachusetts specializing in international finance and investments. He has long been involved with international finance and investments as an officer of international organizations, commercial banks and investment management companies.
Orlando Márquez Hidalgo es editor de Palabra Nueva, la revista de la Arquidiócesis de la Habana.
Guillermo Martínez. BS in journalism, University of Florida. Has been a journalist for half a century. Has worked in newspapers, radio and television. He was a member of the Miami Herald’s Editorial Board and senior VP of news at Univisión, the largest Spanish- language network. He is a syndicated columnist for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and has lived and worked in ten cities in our hemisphere.
William A. Messina, Jr., is an Economic Analyst in the Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (UF/IFAS), Gainesville, Florida.
José Luis Perelló Cabrera. Doctor en Ciencias Económicas. Master en Gestión Turística. MBA Alta Dirección de Empresas Turísticas, ESADE-Barcelona. Profesor Titular Facultad de Turismo. Universidad de La Habana, Cuba.
Lorenzo L. Pérez, macroeconomist, retired from the International Monetary Fund where he was Deputy Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department. He worked previously in the Western Hemisphere Department of the Fund, leading missions to several countries including Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Panama and in the Fiscal Affairs Department. Earlier in his career he worked at the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Treasury. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jorge F. Pérez-López is an international economist residing in Falls Church, Virginia. He received a Ph.D. in Economics from the State University of New York at Albany.
Joaquín P. Pujol is a retired official of the International Monetary Fund.
Enrique S. Pumar is Chair of the Sociology Department and Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies at The Catholic University of America. He is editor of Hispanic Migration and Urban Development (Emerald Press 2012) and contributing editor for sociology to the Handbook of Latin American Studies published by the Library of Congress. In 2012-13 Professor Pumar received a grant to Coordinate Phase II of the Latino History Project at the Smithsonian Institution.
Josep Rialp is Associate Professor of Marketing and Market Research at the Universidad Autonónoma de Barcelona. He holds a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Barcelona. He is Associate Editor of Cuadernos de Economía y Dirección de la Empresa (a JCR Indexed Journal).
Leonardo Rodríguez, DBA, Professor Emeritus, Florida International University.
Carlos A. Romero. Venezolano. Politólogo. Maestría y doctorado en Ciencias Políticas. Profesor titular en el Instituto de Estudios Políticos de la Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV). Ex-director del Centro de Estudios de Postgrado de la Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas y Políticas de la UCV. Autor de libros y artículos en su especialidad. Se ha desempeño como profesor e investigador invitado en varias universidades nacionales y extranjeras.
Jorge Luis Romeu, Ph.D., is Research Professor, Syracuse University, and Director, Proyecto Juárez Lincoln Martí de Educación Internacional.
Rafael Romeu is an economist with the International Monetary Fund, where he has worked since 2001. He holds a Ph.D. in International Finace from the University of Maryland.
Yoani Sánchez reside en La Habana y escribe sus opiniones en el blog Generación Y.
Jorge A. Sanguinetty, Ph.D. in Economics, worked in economic planning in Cuba in the 1960s. He is the author of Cuba, Realidad y Destino: Presente y Futuro de la Economía y la Realidad Cubanas, and numerous papers and articles on the Cuban economy.
Rodolfo J. Stusser, M.D., has had an over-40-year career as consultant, professor and researcher at the University of Havana. He was a pioneer in Cuba on primary health care general medicine research and on global health policy and system research. A former cardio-vascular physiologist, general internist and practitioner, he specialized on clinical biostatistics/ epidemiology, pioneering multi-factorial analysis of Cuba‘s primary health care and the execution of the first Cuban clinical and population cancer and heart trials. He coordinated cancer research with East European COMECON nations, advised Nicaragua‘s Ministry of Public Health on infant mortality reduction and scientific/technological programs during 1988-90 and taught in Managua Universities under a cooperation agreement with WHO and UNESCO. While in Cuba, he collaborated with professors at Wake Forest, Minnesota and Washington Universities. In 2006, he had to retire as MD, because from 1994-2009 the Cuban Ministry of Public Health denied exit permission for 33 invitations from U.S. universities/societies to lecture and collaborate.
Michael J. Strauss is Professor of Geopolitics and International Relations, Centre d’Etudes Diplomatiques et Stratégiques, Paris, France.
Sam Verdeja. Former Publisher and CEO of Hispanic Publishing Group and VP of marketing services at The Miami Herald Publishing Company. Was Associate Professor at the University of Navarra, Spain, for 28 years. Visiting professor at the Balboa Program, Madrid. Book author and speaker on media/ marketing in more than 40 cities. BS in mechanical engineering from Lousiana State University.
Andy Wolfe is an advisor in the Front Office of the Western Hemisphere Department of the International Monetary Fund. He has taught at Bowdoin College and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Antonio R. Zamora is an attorney in private practice in Miami, Florida, and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Florida International University.