Rolando Alberto Anillo-Badia is a counsel at the law firm Fowler Rodriguez Valdes-Fauli. He specializes in U.S.-Cuba Federal Regulations, Cuban Law and International Law. Mr. Anilllo-Badia acts as a mediator in civil disputes. Mr. Anillo-Badia has practiced law in Cuba as well as in the United States. Born in Santiago de Cuba, he graduated cum laude from University of Havana law school in 1988, and received his MBA from Barry University in 1997.
Michael Aranda is a graduate student in the International Studies MA program at Florida International University. He was born and raised in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, and moved to Miami in 2003 to obtain a BA degree in International Relations from FIU. His graduate research focuses on civil-military relations in communist-oriented regimes and Latin America.
Larry Catá Backer is Professor of Law, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. 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.
Rolando Castañeda es un consultor en economía internacional con 27 años de experiencia en el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo.
María Carla Chicuén, a recent graduate of Harvard College, is currently pursuing a Master’s in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research interests focus on Cuba’s commercial and diplomatic relations with Western Europe.
Ramon Humberto Colás nació en Francisco Guayabal, antigua provincia de Camagüey. Es psicólogo clínico. En 1998 fundó el Proyecto de Bibliotecas Independientes de Cuba. Radica en USA desde el 2001. Escribe ensayo, articulos para diferentes periódicos en Estados Unidos y Europa. Dirige un centro de investigación sobre afrodescendientes.
Richard M. David currently practices investment fund formation law at a large, multi-national law firm in New York City. While in law school he earned several international fellowships relating to emerging/frontier market investments with a particular emphasis on international real estate investment.
Sergio Díaz-Briquets is a Northern Virginia-based international consultant focusing on governance issues.
María Dolores Espino is Professor of Economics in the School of Business at St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida.
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 y en 2007 Cuba: revolución o involución, Aduana Vieja Editorial, Sevilla.
Lauren Gifford is a writer and research associate at Dartmouth College’s Climate Justice Research Project. She is a graduate of American University and Dartmouth College.
Mario A González-Corzo is Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Business, Lehman College, City University of New York (CUNY).
G. B. Hagelberg had an intimate view of Cuba’s sugar industry and economy as a journalist on the island from 1960 to 1968 and is the author of numerous publications, including a book-length study, The Caribbean Sugar Industries: Constraints and Opportunities (1974). From 1980 to 1986, he served as the resident sugar adviser of the government of Barbados and was decorated for his services with an Honorary Silver Crown of Merit in the Order of Barbados. More recently, he contributed to Reinventing the Cuban Sugar Agroindustry, edited by Jorge Pérez-López and José Alvarez (2005).
Ted Henken, Ph.D., Departments of Sociology and Black and Hispanic Studies, Baruch College, City University of New York.
Natalie Kitroeff is a member of the class of 2011 of Princeton University, majoring at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs with a minor in Latin American Studies. She spent four months studying abroad in Cuba for the spring semester of her junior year, and is writing her thesis on the effectiveness of the UN Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG).
Philip Liu is an economist with the International Monetary Fund.
Arturo López Levy es profesor adjunto y Candidato a Doctor en Estudios Internacionales en la Escuela Josef Korbel de Estudios Internacionales de la Universidad de Denver y la Escuela de Minas de Colorado.
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.
Tania C. Mastrapa is the founder of Mastrapa Consultants, a Miami-based firm that specializes in future claims on property confiscated in Cuba and Venezuela. Her upcoming publications include the “Cuba” and “Cuba Archive” entries in the Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2011), Cuba under Construction, Botin Cubano, and Confiscated Fate (Blaker Books, 2011). She is a board member of the Development Research Center as well as a member of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, Southern Conference on Slavic Studies and the Association for Women in Slavic Studies.
Gary Maybarduk is a PhD economist, a retired Foreign Service Officer and a member of the ASCE Board. He has been writing on the Cuban economy since 1999 when he was Counselor for Economic and Political Affairs Affairs in the US Interests Section in Havana.
Emilio Morales Dopico is former Director of Marketing for CIMEX, S.A., the largest Cuban company in the retail and wholesale business. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the José Antonio Echevarría Higher Polytechnic Institute in Havana, a Masters in Marketing from the University of Havana, and an MBA from the Higher School of Marketing in Madrid, Spain. He is the author of Cuba: ¿Tránsito silencioso hacia el capitalismo? (Miami, 2009).
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, Department of Sociology and Fellow, The Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.
Jorge Luis Romeu is a Research Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University. He studied Mathematical Statistics in the University of Havana, and worked as statistician in Cuba until 1980, when he moved to the U.S. Romeu holds a PhD. in operations research, is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and a Senior Member of ASQ. He founded the Juarez Lincoln Marti International Education Project (http:// web.cortland.edu/matresearch) and has published and presented extensively about Cuba, its human rights, and its socio-economic, educational and political problems.
Rafael Romeu is an economist with the International Monetary Fund.
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.
Elaine Scheye, President, The Scheye Group Ltd, provides international advisory services to academic medical centers and the biotechnology sector with emphasis on Latin America. Her advisory services are predicated upon a career’s worth of experience working in major academic medical centers with their physician leaders, senior executives, board members, an international accounting firm, and with investment banking firms. She also serves as adjunct faculty. She is frequently invited to speak at major international conferences and is researching, writing, and speaking about the healthcare and biotechnology sector in Cuba.
Michael J. Strauss, Centre d’Etudes Diplomatiques et Stratégiques, Paris, France.
Orlando Villaverde holds a Doctoral Degree in Philosophy from Warren National University, a Master of Science in Aeronautical Science with a specialization in Management and a Master of Science in Business Administration. Dr. Villaverde also holds a degree in Business Administration with a Specialization in International Management and Finance (DBA) from Nova Southeastern University.
Maria Werlau is an international consultant based in northern New Jersey and co-founder/director of the non-profit “Cuba Archive” project.
Antonio R. Zamora is an attorney in private practice in Miami, Florida.
Pin Zuo is a Ph.D. Candidate in International Studies at Nanjing University (China). He was a research associate in the Latin American Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, at the time he prepared the paper submitted to the ASCE Student Competition.