Registration now open for Development and Private Property in Cuba Field Course

paysonadmin's picture

During the Fall 2013 semester, Payson Center Executive Director and Law School Faculty member, Colin Crawford is teaching a unique, two-credit course on the evolving subject of property law in Cuba. Open to both Law School and  International Development Graduate students, this course includes field work in Havana, Cuba during Spring Intersession from January 3-11, 2014.

On November 3, 2011, the government of Cuban President Raúl Castro announced that it would allow some forms of private property.  Will the socialist country’s basic ideology remained unchanged as a result of these reforms, as the government maintains, but allowing for needed economic expansion?  Or does this herald the beginning of a period of unbridled speculation and a capitalist future, as the government’s critics allege? This course will aim to begin to understand these debates and in particular to educate students on both the changes in property ownership in Cuba and the role of law and regulation as those changes are put into effect.  In addition, the course aims to prompt students to think about what any society means when it talks about “property”, whether “public” or “private” or a mixture of both.

Payson students will have the option of adding a one-credit independent study (by writing a longer paper) and will need to have this approved by Professor Crawford.

Review the course listing, to learn details about this three-part course and the dates involved. Please contact Sheila Favalora, Senior Program Manager with any questions or for assistance with registration.

Would you like to receive our eNewsletter?

Delivered to your inbox every two weeks, The Monitor covers a wide variety of topics – from profiles of our researchers, faculty, staff and students, to in-depth looks at some of our projects, as well as new academic programming and initiatives. View the archive...

Subscribe to The Monitor