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?
Travel to Cuba is expected to take place from Saturday March 16 to Saturday, March 23, 2019.
About the Global Immersion Program in Cuba
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. The 2018-2019 Global Immersion Program fee for Cuba is $2500 and provides students with double occupancy lodging, ground transportation and some meals. It does not cover round-trip 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. Please visit the Chazen Institute website to learn more about the Global Immersion Program, and visit the Global Immersion Policies page to review policies affecting these courses.
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...