An Outlook on Cuba

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Sarasota, FL

GIC is making our return to Sarasota and Cuba this November!

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Event Detail

An Outlook on Cuba

The Global Interdependence Center is returning to Sarasota this November for a new conference on Cuba! GIC will be partnering with University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, Cumberland Advisors, and Cuba Educational Travel (CET) for a conference in Sarasota, Florida. We invite you to join us on Friday, November 15 on the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus for a conference on Cuban relations. Check back soon as more details are announced.

Topics include:

  • US-Cuba Relations
  • Central Bank Applications
  • Cuba and the Caribbean Region: Trade and Commerce
  • Cuba, Venezuela and Energy and the Caribbean

Event Location

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019

Selby Auditorium at USF Sarasota-Manatee
8350 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34243

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Speakers

Oscar Arce

Oscar Arce

Director General for Economics, Statistics and Research, Banco de España

Oscar Arce is Director General for Economics, Statistics and Research, member of the Executive Commission of the Banco de España and Alternate to the Governor on the Governing Council of the European Central Bank.

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David E. Altig, Ph.D.

David E. Altig, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Dr. David E. Altig is executive vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. In addition to advising the Bank president on monetary policy and related matters, Dr. Altig oversees the Bank's regional executives and the Bank's research department.

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Manuel Balmaseda

Manuel Balmaseda

Chief Economist, CEMEX

Manuel Balmaseda is the Chief Economist at CEMEX, a leading global building materials corporation. Previously he served as Chief Economist for Spain and Europe at BBVA, Chief Economist for Capital Markets at BBV, professor of economics at CEMFI and visiting researcher at the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis.

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Daniel Chiquiar

Daniel Chiquiar

General Director of Economic Research, Mexico’s Central Bank

Daniel Chiquiar made his PhD in Economics at UCSD. He is currently General Director of Economic Research in Mexico’s Central Bank. During his career, he has worked on economic research concerning the Mexican Economy, both in the private and public sectors, and has held policy-related positions in that country.

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Karen Holbrook

Karen Holbrook

Regional Chancellor, USF Sarasota-Manatee

Karen A. Holbrook, Ph.D., is the Regional Chancellor at USF Sarasota-Manatee, following a year as the Interim President for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Before assuming the position at Embry-Riddle she worked as a higher education consultant and the Senior Advisor to the President at the University of South Florida, where she was, until recently, the Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation then Senior Vice President for Global Affairs and International Research.

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Stephen Kay

Stephen Kay

Center Director, Americas Center, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Stephen Kay is the center director of the Atlanta Fed's Americas Center. Dr. Kay is part of the financial markets team. His research focuses on political economy and public policy in Latin America.

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David Kotok

David Kotok

CIO of Cumberland Advisors

David R. Kotok cofounded Cumberland Advisors in 1973 and has been its Chief Investment Officer since inception. He holds a B.S. in economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in organizational dynamics from The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania.

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James Lucier

James Lucier

Managing Director, Capital Alpha

James Lucier is a managing director at Capital Alpha, where he leads the energy, environmental, & tax practices. Lucier provides predictive, insightful analysis of trends in Washington energy and climate policy for an array of clients including asset managers, private equity investors, commodity traders, and investment bankers.

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Augusto E. Maxwell

Augusto E. Maxwell

Chair, Cuba Practice, Akerman

Gus Maxwell, chair of Akerman’s cutting edge Cuba practice, helps Fortune 500 and other U.S. companies develop viable business interests on the  island. A Cuban-American, clients appreciate his first-hand knowledge and understanding of Cuba’s culture, government, and business climate.

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Charles Shapiro

Charles Shapiro

President of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta

Charles Shapiro is president of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta and a senior lecturer at the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. From 2011-2013 Shapiro was the president of the Institute of the Americas, a think tank at the University of California San Diego.

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June Soomer

June Soomer

Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States

Dr. June Soomer received her Ph.D. in History from the University of the West Indies in 1994. She was the first female to graduate with a doctorate in History from the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies. 

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Kathleen Stephansen

Kathleen Stephansen

Independent Trustee for the AXA-Equitable Mutual Funds, a Senior Economist for Haver Analytics, and Senior Economic Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group Henderson Institute Center for Macroeconomics

Kathleen Stephansen is an Independent Trustee for the AXA-Equitable Trusts, a Senior Economist for Haver Analytics and a Senior Economic Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group Henderson Institute Center for Macroeconomics. She is the former Chief Economist of Huawei Technologies, Chief Economist of the American International Group (AIG) and AIG Asset Management’s Senior Strategist and Global Head of Sovereign Research.

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Partners

Cuba Educational Travel (CET)
Cumberland Advisors
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee