[URPE] CUBA TRIP
al at economics.utah.edu
Tue Mar 6 15:02:46 MST 2007
Members of URPE,
The Bush people have made travel to Cuba much more difficult (exactly
because it remains a fascinating place, and where a non capitalist model certainly
has made some impressive achievements (and we can argue, and they do argue,
about what needs be changed), in particular concerning human welfare in
comparison to the rest of the Third world over the last 25 years. And of course
right now there is a big question as to how it will change over 5 and 10 years in a
post Fidel era, and that is being established right now. In any case, this
opportunity for academics still remains to go see it for yourself.
I have been tardy getting this onto our list serve, but people still have two
months - in one month they should get a brief abstract to the email address listed,
and in two months complete the application.
If you would like to go, you can just fill in the application and send it off to
Cliff, at the email address indicated. If you have ANY QUESTIONS, I would be
happy to answer them - email me at Al at economcs.utah.edu.
Hasta la victoria siempre, Al
Come to Cuba this summer for a unique research experience. Open to
scholars from all disciplines, this two week trip will allow you to make
contact with your professional counterparts, experience Cuban reality, and
pursue your own research interests in the company of fellow scholars.
The RESEARCH NETWORK IN CUBA
will be conducted from June 12-26, 2007 in Havana, Cuba. This will assist
you in conducting your investigations of Cuban society by connecting you
with Cuban specialists and organizations. Among the activities being
* SEMINAR ON THE HISTORY OF CUBAN THOUGHT
* WORKSHOP ON THE NEW POLITICAL SCIENCE IN CUBA
* AFRICAN DERIVED TRADITIONS IN CUBA
* field trips to neighborhoods, institutions and civil society.
You are also invited to participate in the 25th anniversary CONFERENCE
OF NORTH AMERICAN AND CUBAN PHILOSOPHERS AND
SOCIAL SCIENTISTS held at the University of Havana from June 1822.
(Sponsored by the University´s Faculty of Philosophy, History and
Sociology, the Institute of Philosophy, and the Cuban Society for
Philosophic Research). This is an opportunity to dialog with Cuban
counterparts on themes of common interest. In past years as many as 95
North Americans have joined with 140 Cubans for this week of
discussions. Proposals for papers to be presented at the Conference are
invited. The Cuban organizers will make every effort to pair your paper
with one by a Cuban scholar on the same topic. Send a 1 to 2 page abstract
by April 1 to cdurand at morgan.edu Earlier proposals are encouraged.
EXTRA: Extend your stay in Cuba to June 28 with a 4 day trip to
SANTIAGO DE CUBA focusing on the culture of the region.
LICENSE: The U.S. government severely restricts travel to Cuba.
However, scholars going for a full time program of research, can travel
legally under a General License.
Graduate students: This trip is also open to graduate students with a
research interest in Cuba. If your university has an institutional license, you
may be able to travel under it with a letter of authorization from the
university. Otherwise, under current U.S. regulations, in order to travel
legally to Cuba students will need a specific license from the Treasury
COST: Approximately $1400 for a basic 14 day stay in Havana, hotel and
two meals per day, translation, and all group activities included from
departure to return through Nassau in The Bahamas. There will be some
added cost for additional days. Some scholarship assistance may be
available for those with limited means.
March 1, 2007: graduate student applications for license
April 1, 2007: research proposals and abstracts for papers (12 pages)
May 1, 2007: completed papers
May 1, 2007: completed applications
We expect that all will approach this interchange in the spirit of friendship
and out of a desire to promote mutual scholarly interests.
Additional information available at www.cubaconference.org
or by contacting Cliff DuRand at cdurand at morgan.edu
RESEARCH NETWORK IN CUBA
Havana, Cuba June 1226, 2007
city_________________________ state_______ zip____________
Work institution _______________________________________
city__________________________ state_______ zip_____________
home phone______________work phone_________________
Passport number___________________________________ place of
expiration date____________________ citizenship_____________
birth date_________________ birthplace_____________________
Academic status: faculty ____ graduate student ____ other:
Highest academic degree (institution and date) and area of study
List major articles & books published
Do you know Spanish? If 'yes' check level for reading & speaking:
beginning ____ intermediate ____ advanced ____
Have you visited Cuba before? If 'yes' state when & for how long.
If you are applying with another person, list name here:
Give the name (address and phone number) of one reference who can
Proposed research topic: ___________________________________
I intend to submit the following paper for the conference (optional)
For further information contact Cliff DuRand, Coordinator at
cdurand at morgan.edu
E-mail this application to cdurand at morgan.edu
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