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Thirty Years After the Berlin Wall - Lessons for Cuba from the Czech Republic's Transition Experience

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Friday, September 27, 2019 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm

GC - Graham University Center, Room 243
11200 SW 8th ST 33199, Graham University Center, Miami, Florida 33199

Keynote Address by His Excellency Tomáš Petříček, Czech Foreign Minister

Panel Conversation Featuring International Experts

Join us for a conversation about possibilities for Cuba’s future as the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs’ Václav Havel Program launches a new project: Initiative for Democratic and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS) for Cuba 

The project is dedicated to the research, exploration and dissemination of alternatives for Cuba’s future. This initiative brings together leading economists, jurists, diplomats and monetary experts to provide models for Cuba’s transition to democracy and to a free market economy. Its goal is to further dialogue and research regarding Cuba’s transition and will focus on four key areas: diplomacy, economics, law and historical context of Cuba.

Czech Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček will deliver a keynote address. The presentation will be followed by a panel conversation featuring a group of distinguished international experts who will discuss alternatives for Cuba from diverse perspectives.

Keynote Address
Tomáš Petříček, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic

Marcell Felipe, Founder, Inspire America Foundation
Mara Tekach, Chargé d'Affaires, U.S. Embassy in Cuba
Martin Palouš, Director
Václav Havel Program for Human Rights & Diplomacy, FIU

Co-sponsored by
Inspire America Foundation
Václav Havel Library, Prague
Center on Global Economic Governance at Columbia University

Event Type

Academics, Lectures & conferences, Community


Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public




Steven J Green School of International & Public Affairs
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