10th Annual Meeting: “Ten Years of the Special Period: Retrospective and Perspectives”
- Annual Proceedings
The Tenth Annual Meeting was held on August 2000 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida. The conference, whose main theme was “Ten Years of the Special Period: Retrospective and Perspectives,” was co-sponsored by the University of Miami School of International Studies, the University of Miami School of Business, and the Cuban Studies Association.
The keynote speaker was Dr. Sidney Weintraub, formerly with the University of Texas and at the time William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, who spoke on “The Role of Trade in Cuba‘s Economic Transition.” Carlos Alberto Montaner, a well-known writer, and syndicated columnist, was a guest speaker at the reception. The meeting opened with a greeting delivered over the telephone from La Habana by Marta Beatriz Roque, from the “Asociación Nacional de Economístas Independientes,” who had recently been released from prison.