Dr. Jorge Duany (Director of the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University) reminds us that the deadline to submit proposals for panels and papers for the 10th Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies is October 31, 2014. [Also see previous post Call for Papers (Reminder): 10th Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies.]
The conference, sponsored by the Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University, will be held in Miami on February 26-28, 2015. The central theme of the conference will be racial politics in Cuba and the Americas, but numerous topics related to Cuba and its diaspora will also be considered. The event will be dedicated to the prominent Cuban economist Carmelo Mesa-Lago [see photo above].
Organized around the thematic title “’More than White, More than Mulatto, More than Black’: Racial Politics in Cuba and the Americas,” the conference will take place at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus in Miami, Florida.
Dr. Carmelo Mesa-Lago is Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Economics and Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh since 1999. He was Professor and Research Scholar on International Relations and Latin America at Florida International University in 1999-2002. He received the following degrees: Bachelor in Law from the University of Havana (1956), Doctorate in Law specialized on social security from the University of Madrid and the Iberoamerican Organization of Social Security (1958), M.A. on Economics from the University of Miami (1965), Ph.D. on Industrial and Labor Relations specialized on social security from Cornell University (1968).
Past President of the Latin American Studies Association, he is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Social Insurance and of the Editorial Board of the International Social Security Review and six other academic journals.
He is the author of numerous books on Cuba and over 300 scholarly articles/chapters in books, most of them dealing with social security, published in seven languages in 34 countries. His most recent book is Cuba under Raul Castro; Assessing the Reforms (Lynne Rienner, 2013). Other books include: Social Security in Latin America: Pressure Groups, Stratification and Inequality (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1978), Ascent to Bankruptcy: Financing Social Security in Latin America (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1989), Portfolio Performance of Social Security Institutes in Latin America (World Bank, 1991), Health Care for the Poor in Latin America and the Caribbean (Pan American Health Organization, 1992), Changing Social Security in Latin America (Lynne Rienner, 1994), Do Options Exist? The Reform of Pension and Health Care Systems in Latin America (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1998), Market, Socialist and Mixed Economies: Comparative Policy and Performance (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000), Las Reformas de Pensiones en América Latina y su Impacto en los Principios de la Seguridad Social (ECLAC, 2004) and Las Reformas de Salud en América Latina y el Caribe: Su Impacto en los Principios de la Seguridad Social (ECLAC, 2006).
For more information on the conference, see https://cri.fiu.edu/news/2014/call-for-panels-and-papers-tenth-conference-on-cuban-and-cuban-american-studies/
See more on the speaker at http://www.mesa-lago.com/