Registration now open for Property Law & Policy in Cuba: The Creation of Property Markets Field Course

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During the 2013 Spring 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 break.

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.

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.

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