This course is designed to bridge analytics with imagination in thinking about the possible futures of a country with a rich past and promising future. Cuba has many possible futures. The past decades provides the lesson that transition is difficult because business and politics are deeply intertwined. However, we have learned a few things about transition. The course positions post-revolutionary Cuba in the current of the legacy of transition and also of the South and Central American development experiences to generate alternative scenarios. To answer two questions: What might the future of Cuba look like? What recommendations do we have? Please note that due to the special academic license we will travel under, there are strict scheduling and policies that this class must adhere to. Travel will take place to Havana, from Saturday, March 10 through Saturday, March 17, 2018.
About the Global Immersion Program
Global Immersion Program classes bridge classroom lessons and business practices in another country. These three credit classes meet for half a term in New York prior to a one week visit to the country of focus where students will meet with business executives and government officials while working on team projects. Upon return from the travel portion of the class, students will have at least one wrap up meeting at Columbia Business School. The 2017-2018 Global Immersion Program fee for the Cuba class will be $2950 and provides students with double occupancy lodging, ground transportation and some meals. It does not include international airfare. Attendance both in New York and in-country and regular participation are a crucial part of the learning experience and as such attendance is mandatory. Students who miss the first class meeting may be removed from the course. No program fee refunds will be given after the add/drop period has closed. Please visit the Chazen Institute website to learn more about the Global Immersion Program and review all policies of the program.
Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Professor of Leadership and Ethics
Bruce Kogut is the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Professor of Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School. He teaches courses on Governance, Governance and Ethics, and Business Strategies and Solving Social Problems. He has taught in executive programs in the US, Europe, and China.
His current research focuses on governance and corporate compensation, social capital markets and social metrics, and the...