This is the third conference by the Cuba Study Group's Reconciliation Project, in partnership with Beyond Conflict, Florida International University and hosted by Miami-Dade College. It seeks to educate and create a space for respectful dialogue on processes of reconciliation. This conference will explore the role that dignity plays as a central element in facilitating reconciliation and consider how this knowledge may be applied to an eventual process of reconciliation among cubans.

This conference is free of charge and open to the public and accredited journalists who register in advance.

Confirmed Speakers as of today:

Veton Surroi
Former member of the Unity Team that negotiated Independence for Kosovo and head of the Foreign Policy Association
Donna Hicks
Harvard University and author of Dignity: The Essential Role It Plays in Resolving Conflict
Dr. Jose Antonio Solis
Chair of Philosphy at St. John Vianney College Seminary

and keynote speaker

Ambassador Tom Pickering
Former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs


News Center

Date Title
9/30/14 Will Latin American leaders give Obama an ‘earful’ on Cuba at Americas summit?
Nick Miroff, The Washington Post
9/30/14 Family: Canadian man jailed in Cuba innocent
9/30/14 Six Lessons for Obama on How to Improve Relations With Cuba
William LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluth, The Nation
9/30/14 Video: Third Conference on Reconciliation and Change
Cuba Study Group
9/30/14 Cuba asked for $55 mln, assets to release Canadian CEO -company
Allison Martell and Daniel Trotta, Reuters
9/29/14 Cuba begins to unite private enterprise, tourism
Associated Press
9/29/14 Miami publication creates new Cuba economic index
Norma Gamez Torres, El Nuevo Herald
9/26/14 Cuban reconciliation conference held in Miami
Associated Press
9/26/14 U.S. reaffirms opposition to Cuba attending Americas Summit
9/22/14 Cuba says 9,000 cafes can be privately owned
Margot Haddad, CNN
9/22/14 Lawsuit against U.S. by American contractor jailed in Cuba heads back to court
AP, Fox News Latino
9/22/14 Cuba approves 498 non-agricultural cooperatives in the last year
EFE, Fox News Latino
9/15/14 Current Record
9/15/14 Get Over It and End Cuban Embargo
Barry Ritholtz, Bloomberg View
9/10/14 Cuba estimates total damage of U.S. embargo at $116.8 billion
Daniel Trotta, Reuters
9/10/14 Latest Development in USAID Controversy Reflects Years of Botched Cuban Policy
Laura Weiss, The Huffington Post
9/5/14 Member of Cuba 5 says he’s optimistic about deal
AP, The Washington Post
9/2/14 Market-style reforms widen racial divide in Cuba