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The UWI IIR to host Distinguished Lecture on the Cuban Economy

For Release Upon Receipt - March 19, 2012

St. Augustine

The UWI’s Institute of International Relations (IIR) will host a Distinguished Lecture on the Challenges and Transformations in the Cuban Economy”, by Professor Zoila González Maicas, of el Instituto Superior de Relaciones Internacionales “Raúl Roa García” (ISRI), La Habana, Cuba, on Tuesday 20th March, 2012, from 6.30pm, at Lecture Theatre 1, Faculty of Engineering, UWI St. Augustine Campus.

The lecture will be based on Cuba’s recent efforts to achieve economic reform, which have far reaching consequences for Cuban society, the wider Caribbean region and the world at large. Professor González Maicas will focus on the legislative, policy and institutional aspects of the ongoing process of reform in Cuba and other challenges that may arise. She will assess its impact on the Cuban economy in terms of production, employment, inflation, trade and other macroeconomic factors, and examine the sustainability of the economic reform process itself.

Professor González Maicas is a full Professor at ISRI. She lectures courses in International Economics, International Economics: Integration Models and Regions, and Countries of Latin America and Europe, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Professor González Maicas also coordinates ISRI’s MSc Programme in International Relations and is a member of its Scientific Council.

This Distinguished Lecture is free and open to the public.

For further information, please contact Dr. Anthony P. Gonzales at (868) 662-2002 ext. 82010, or via e-mail at