Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Doing Business in Cuba Summit

June 22nd, 2016
9:00AM to 3:00PM

Gallier Hall, 545 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130

“Doing Business in Cuba” is a one-day summit about doing business in Cuba. Speakers include leaders in Cuba’s corporate, banking and international trade industries; infrastructure and energy; agriculture, commodities and mining; and food, hospitality, and the entertainment industry. Registration fee: $100.00. Register quickly, space is limited!

Speaker Highlight: Dr. Teo Babun
Dr. Babun is President & CEO of Cuba-Caribbean Development, a consulting division of BGC, Inc., one of America’s largest providers of strategic services related to Cuba, and the National Executive Director of ECHO-Cuba, a non-profit effort to facilitate independent human service development to providers and for humanitarian aid in Cuba. Dr. Babun is the author of more than 100 manuscripts and reports on Cuban business, political, and economic issues, including The Business Guide to Cuba. Dr. Babun’s clients have included Baskin Robbins and Royal Caribbean Cruises.

The Louisiana Álliance for Cuba (LÁCuba) is a consortium of Louisianans seeking to foster partnership with Cuba to promote education, entrepreneurship, business, and social development opportunities between Cuba and Louisiana.




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Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference: Call for Proposals

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The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

Deadlines: Abstracts of papers and projects are due November 25, 2017. Abstracts of papers or project descriptions must not exceed 300 words.

Please contact with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.