José Alvarez is Adjunct and Emeritus Professor of Food and Resource Economics at the University of Florida’s Everglades Research and Education Center, Belle Glade, Florida.
Teo A. Babún, Jr. is the Managing Partner of Cuba- Caribbean Development, Division of Babun Group Consulting. He is also the National Executive Director of Evangelical Christian Humanitarian Outreach for Cuba (ECHO-Cuba), a ministry that supports the emerging evangelical Christian church.
Roger Betancourt is Professor of Economics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.
Juan A. B. Belt is Director, Office of Infrastructure and Engineering, U.S. Agency for International Development.
Joel Brito es Director Ejecutivo del Grupo Internacional por la Responsabilidad Social Corporativa en Cuba.
Brenden M. Carbonell is an undergraduate student at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
Rolando Castañeda es un consultor en economía internacional con 27 años de experiencia en el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo.
Matthew Craig is an undergraduate student in political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Rogelio de la Torre did post-graduate work in Political Science and Ibero American Studies at New York University. He was an Occupational Test Research Analyst, State of California, Employment Development Department, Los Angeles Test Research Field Center, and is presently working for the Alternative Certification and Teacher Support Branch, Los Angeles Unified School District, Human Resources Branch.
Sergio Díaz-Briquets is Executive Director of the nonprofit Council for Human Development, and principal of NTS Consulting Ltd, both in Alexandria, Virginia.
Daniel P. Erikson is Senior Associate for U.S. Policy and Director of Caribbean Programs at the Inter- American Dialogue, Washington, D.C.
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.
Antonio A. Fernández es Profesor de Fisiología y Ciencias Aliadas a la Salud en Barry University, Miami- Dade, Florida.
Raúl Fernández García es un agrónomo cubano con amplia experiencia, tanto en su nación de origen como en América Latina. En Cuba trabajó como supervisor nacional de crédito agrícola hasta 1960 fecha en que dejó el país por discordar con enfoques de la política oficial. En América Latina ha trabajado extensivamente en el mismo campo para el Banco Inter- Americano de Desarrollo y el Banco Mundial. En esas posiciones laboró en proyectos de una veintena de países de América. También fue profesor de economía agrícola en la Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo.
Antonio Gayoso is Adjunct Professor, Thunderbird Garvin School of International Management.
Geni Gómez is an engineer and economist who resides in Vienna, Virginia.
Mario A. González-Corzo holds a Ph.D. in International Relations with a concentration in Economics from Rutgers University. He is currently Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Lehman College, The City University of New York (CUNY).
Jacob Greenstein, Senior Engineer, Office of Infrastructure and Engineering, U.S. Agency for International Development.
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 is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Hispanic Studies at Baruch College, City University of New York.
Ernesto Hernandez-Catá is Professorial Lecturer in International Economics, School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.
Jorge Hernández Fonseca es profesor, Faculdade de Tecnologia de Amazónia, Faz, y Universidade do Estado do Pará. UEPA, Brasil.
Sonia Hirt, Assistant Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning, Virginia Tech.
Scott Larson is Project Coordinator for the Cuba Project at the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies, The Graduate Center at The City University of New York (CUNY). He is also a Ph.D. student with the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (Geography) at The Graduate Center (CUNY).
Aldo M. Leiva is a civil litigation attorney in Miami, Florida, and represents clients in domestic and international disputes in state and federal courts. Mr. Leiva has also focused his practice on Cuban law and policy, ranging from human rights advocacy to legal analysis of Cuban law.
Armando S. Linde is Deputy Secretary of the International Monetary Fund and of its ministerial advisory body, the International Monetary and Financial Committee. He also holds the position of Secretary of the IMF’s External Evaluation Committee, and chairs the Information Technology Policy Committee. He has served in a number of other senior positions at the IMF, including Senior Advisor in the Western Hemisphere Department (WHD), Senior Resident Representative in India, and Chief of the River Plate Division in WHD. Mr. Linde did his graduate work in economics at the University of Maryland. Currently, he is ASCE’s president.
Alberto Luzárraga es Abogado y M.B.A., banquero y miembro del U.S. Association for Constitutional Law.
Jesús R. Mercader Uguina es Catedrático de Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
Carmelo Mesa-Lago is Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Economics and Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh.
Antonio E. Morales-Pita, Adjunct Faculty of Economics, DePaul University, Chicago. Recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award 2007 at DePaul University. Author of 7 books and 140 articles.
Kate Neeper is a masters student in international affairs at the George Washington University. She was an intern at the Inter-American Dialogue in the spring of 2007.
Silvia Nilsen is a certified public accountant and independent investment advisor in the state of Texas.
José Félix Oletta L., MD, Escuela de Medicina Vargas, Facultad de Medicina UCV, Caracas, Venezuela.
José Manuel Pallí, a member of the Florida Bar, was trained as a lawyer in Argentina. For the past twenty years, he has worked in the field of international real property rights and registral law, in association with the title insurance industry. He is an adviser to the Lima, Peru, based Instituto Libertad y Democracia and to the National Law Centre for Inter- American Trade in Tucson, Arizona.
Pedro F. Pellet es Profesor de Economía y Estadísticas en Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Carlos Penin is an Engineering Consultant.
Lorenzo L. Pérez is Deputy Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund. He worked previously in the Western Hemisphere Department of the Fund, leading missions to several countries including to 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. 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.
Enrique S. Pumar is Associate Professor of Sociology, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.
John Reeder is an International Trade Analyst, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, D.C.
Jorge L. Romeu is Research Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Syracuse University, and Director of the Lincoln- Martí International Education Project. He has been a Fullbright Senior Speaker Specialist, with three tours in Mexico and two in the Dominican Republic, and a consultant to Fundayacucho in Venezuela.
Carlos Saladrigas es Co-Director del Cuba Study Group y es presidente emérito de ADP TotalSource, previamente The Vincam Group, Inc. El Sr. Saladrigas es Presidente de la Junta Directiva del Premier American Bank y es también miembro de la Junta Directiva de Progress Energy y de Advance Auto Parts, y es miembro del Hispanic Advisory Board de Frito-Lay, Inc.
Juan Tomás Sánchez es Secretario General de la Asociación de Colonos de Cuba, en el exilio.
Jorge A. Sanguinetty is President of DevTech Systems, Inc., a consulting firm headquartered in the Washington, D.C., area.
Joseph L. Scarpaci, Professor of Geography, Virginia Tech.
Delaney Michael Skerrett, Centre for Baltic Studies, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia.
Luis Velazquez is Senior Engineer, Office of Infrastructure and Engineering, U.S. Agency for International Development.