Cuba: Economic Opportunities and Challenges
The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business CIBER is leading a faculty development program to Cuba in May 2016. The goal of the program is to enable participants to develop a better understanding of the working of the Cuban economy within its broader historical, political and cultural context, to get a sense of the changes that are underway both domestically and in the context of the evolving US-Cuba relationship, and to appreciate the business prospects that have opened up. The program will also enable participants to develop connections with counterparts at Cuban universities.
The Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) were created by Congress under the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 to increase and promote the nation's capacity for international understanding and competitiveness. Administered by the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI, Part B of the Higher Education Act of 1965, the CIBER network links the manpower and technological needs of the United States business community with the international education, language training, and research capacities of universities across the country. The 17 CIBERs serve as regional and national resources to business people, students, and teachers at all levels. This grant program adheres to the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) Title 34, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 74-86 and 97-99.[More]
The International Center is doing path breaking work with its annual summer institutes for community college business faculty. By helping community college students nationwide learn how to do business globally, the Center is contributing to President Obama's National Export Initiative by helping create critically needed jobs in the short-term and rebalancing the national economy in longer-term.