CasaCuba is a new initiative at Florida International University to build a leading intellectual and cultural center that will foster global understanding of Cuban affairs and culture through education, research, discussion and the arts.
CasaCuba will provide academic and professional development resources such as conferences and seminars, mentorship opportunities, co-working spaces, student scholarships, and career workshops. It will also host performances, interactive exhibits and events anchored in popular Cuban traditions, with the participation of experts across the arts and humanities, the natural and social sciences, business, engineering, sports and other fields. In collaboration with institutions dedicated to the exploration and preservation of Cuban history and culture, CasaCuba will seek to inspire a strong sense of identity and cultural pride within the Cuban community, serving as repository for the experiences of Cubans from around the world.
“The CasaCuba initiative formalizes what has been true for many years: Cuba is in FIU’s DNA,” said FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg. “Almost one million Cubans call Miami home, with Cuban immigrants making up one-third of Miami-Dade County’s population. There is no location outside of Cuba with a greater connection to Cuban and Cuban-American people than Miami, and no university with greater expertise in the study of the island nation than FIU. This new center will be accessible to our students, the larger South Florida community, and visitors from around the world."