Levin College of Law

Florida Journal of International Law

Photo of UF Law Dean with Havana Dean
Dean Laura A. Rosenbury with the Dean of the University of Havana Law School and Professor Teresa Delgado Vergara.

The University of Florida and the University of Havana took the lead in opening academic relations between their two countries with a historic two-day interdisciplinary conference held May 9-10, 2016 in Cuba. The Conference on Law and Policy in the Americas, held at the University of Havana brought together students, judges, lawyers and academics with an eye to fostering long-term research collaboration. UF and UH co-sponsored the event.

The conference gave rise to a special issue of the Florida Journal of International Law dedicated to scholarly articles on the United States and Cuba. The articles explore food security during the time of a changing global climate, US-Cuba trade relations, gender, culture, agriculture, race equality, capitalism, Cuban family law legislation, environmental governance, foreign investment in Cuba, rural development and International Law in Cuba.

FJIL Cuba Issue – Articles and Authors


Preface & Introduction

English Title: Preface
Spanish Title: Prefacio
Author(s): Dra. Teresa Delgado Vergara, Presidenta Comisión Nacional de Derecho, Profesora Titular, Universidad de La Habana

English Title: Introduction
Spanish Title: Introducción
Author(s): Dr. Daimar Cánovas González, Profesor Titular, Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de La Habana y Vicedirector Científico, Instituto de Geografía Tropical


University of Florida Authors

English Title: Food Security, Industrialized Agriculture, and a Changing Global Climate:  Perspectives on the United States and Cuba
Spanish Title: La seguridad alimentaria, la agricultura industrializada y un cambio climático mundial: Perspectivas en Estados Unidos y Cuba (currently being edited)
Author(s): Mary Jane Angelo, University Term Professor and Director, Environmental and Land Use Law Program, University of Florida Levin College of Law

English Title: US-Cuba Trade and the Challenge of Diversifying a Sugar Economy, 1902-1962
Spanish Title: Comercio entre Cuba y los EE.UU. y el desafío de diversificar una economía azucarera, 1902-1962
Author(s): Dr. Carmen Diana Deere, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Latin American Studies and Food & Resource Economics, University of Florida

English Title: The Culture of Gender/The Gender of Culture: Cuban Women, Culture, and Change—The Island and the Diaspora (currently being edited)
Spanish Title: La Cultura del Género/El Género de la Cultura: Cubanas, Cultura y Cambio – La Isla y La Diáspora (currently being edited)
Author(s): Berta Esperanza Hernández-Truyol, Levin, Mabie & Levin Professor of Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law

English Title: Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Civil Code, and the Problem of Transculturation
Spanish Title: Cuba, Puerto Rico, el Código Civil y el problema de la transculturación
Author(s): Pedro A. Malavet, Professor, University of Florida Frederick G. Levin College of Law

English Title: State Capitalism in Cuba: The Lessons of the Literature on State Owned Enterprises and Market Liberalization
Spanish Title: Capitalismo de Estado en Cuba: Las lecciones de la literatura sobre las empresas estatales y la liberalización del mercado
Author(s): D. Daniel Sokol, Professor of Law and University of Florida Research Foundation Professor, University of Florida Levin College of Law

English Title: Cuba’s External Sector: Conditions, Challenges, and Opportunities
Spanish Title: El sector externo de Cuba: Condiciones, retos y oportunidades
Author(s): Dr. Paolo Spadoni, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Augusta University

English Title: Exploring Cuba’s New Role in the World Economy: Paths and Perils
Spanish Title: Explorando el nuevo papel de Cuba en la economía mundial: Caminos y peligros
Author(s): Wentong Zheng, Professor of Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law

English Title: The Meaning of “Equal”: Evolution of Racial Equality in the United States
Spanish Title: El Significado de “Igualdad”: La Evolución de la Igualdad Racial en los Estados Unidos
Author(s): Jon L. Mills, Dean Emeritus, Professor of Law, and Director, Center for Governmental Responsibility, University of Florida Levin College of Law

English Title: Seizing the “Organic” Moment: Cuba’s Agricultural Crossroads and Certified Organic Export Potential
Spanish Title: Aprovechar el Momento “Orgánico”: la Encrucijada Agrícola de Cuba y el Potencial de sus Exportaciones Orgánicas Certificadas
Author(s):

  • Wesley J. Hevia, Attorney, Akerman L.L.P., Miami, Florida
  • Michael T. Olexa, Distinguished Teaching Scholar and Professor, Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida
  • Thomas T. Ankersen, Legal Skills Professor and Director, Conservation Clinic, University of Florida College of Law
  • William A. Messina, Jr., Coordinator of Economic Analysis, Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida

University of Havana Authors

English Title: Safeguards in the Cuban Legal System for The Promotion and Protection of Foreign Investment
Spanish Title: Garantías del sistema jurídico cubano para la promoción y protección de la inversión extranjera
Author: Dra. Marta Moreno Cruz, Decana de la Facultad de Derecho,.Profesora titular, Universidad de La Habana

English Title: Teaching Law in Cuba
Spanish Title: La enseñanza del Derecho en Cuba
Author(s): Dra. Teresa Delgado Vergara, Presidenta Comisión Nacional de Derecho, Profesora Titular, Universidad de La Habana

English Title: General Overview of Cuban Family Law Legislation
Spanish Title: Visión general de la legislación cubana en materia de Derecho de Familia
Author: Dra. Ana María Álvarez-Tabío Albo, Profesora Titular, Universidad de La Habana

English Title: Environmental Legislation and Institutional Framework in Cuba
Spanish Title: Legislación y marco institucional ambiental en Cuba
Author: Dr. Daimar Cánovas González, Profesor Titular, Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de La Habana y Vicedirector Científico, Instituto de Geografía Tropical

English Title: Pillars of the Postgraduate Formation of the Jurist in Cuba
Spanish Title: Pilares de la formación postgraduada del jurista en Cuba
Author(s):

  • Dra. Mayda N. Goite Pierre,Vicerrectora Universidad de La Habana, Profesora Titular, Universidad de La Habana
  • Dra. Marta Fernández Martínez, Vicedecana de postgrados de la Facultad de Derecho, Profesora Titular, Universidad de La Habana

English Title: Agricultural Policy and Rural Development in Cuba, the Public Agriculture Section
Spanish Title: Política agraria y desarrollo rural  en cuba, el sector público de la agricultura
Author: Dra. Maritza de la Caridad McCormack Bequer, Profesora Titular, Universidad de La Habana

English Title: Notes on the Categories of Foreign Investment in Cuba
Spanish Title: Apuntes en torno a las modalidades de la inversión extranjera en Cuba
Author: Dra. Natacha Teresa Mesa Tejeda, Profesora Titular, Universidad de la Habana

English Title: The Resolution of Conflicts of Law. A View from Private International Law in Cuba
Spanish Title: La solución de conflictos privados internacionales. Una mirada desde el Derecho internacional privado en Cuba
Author: Dra. Taydit Peña Lorenzo, Profesora Titular, Universidad de La Habana

English Title: Instruments of Environmental Governance: A Guarantee of Sustainability in Cuba
Spanish Title: Los instrumentos de la gestión ambiental. Garantía de la sustentabilidad en Cuba
Author: Dra. Dagniselys Toledano Cordero, Dra. Profesora Titular, Universidad de La Habana