Is Cuba heading towards a new economic and political model?
In this open meeting the rapidly developing events taking place on Cuba, will be discussed by some of the most prominent Cuban and international academics studying this process.
Arturo Lopez-Levy – a leading Cuban political scientist; now at University of Denver and the New York University
Yailenis Mulet – Professor at the Economy Faculty, University of Havana
Pedro Monreal – Cuban economist and social scientist, presently working at UNESCO, Paris
Laurence Whitehead – Oxford University
Bert Hoffmann – Senior Researcher at German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), and Professor of Political Science at Freie Universität Berlin.
Vegard Bye (moderator)- University of Oslo
The issues to be discussed:
What kind of economic model may be perceived for Cuba?
How relevant are theories of democratic transition for Cuba´s future in the present world?
What are the empirical experiences with relations between pro-market reforms and democratic transitions?
What indicates that Cuba will be different from China and Vietnam in seeing market reforms leading to more liberal political structures?
What economic and political effect can be expected from the gradual normalization of US-Cuba relations?
What are the lessons to be learned from Latin America´s policy experiences over the last 15 years?
Is there a role for Norway (or “the Nordic model”) in present transformations taking place in Cuba?
Please sign up at the event’s web site.