The Westin Colonnade
Coral Gables Hotel
180 Aragon Lane Coral Gables, FL
Saturday, December 1, 2007 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Panel I - The Role of the Military and the Party

Moderator: Jaime Suchlicki, Director, ICCAS, University of Miami.

Brian Latell, Senior Research Associate, ICCAS, University of Miami.
Frank Mora, Professor, National War College, National Defense University.
Alcibiades Hidalgo, former Cuban Ambassador to the United Nations.
Eugenio Yáñez, analyst, editor of Cubanálisis-El Think Tank.


Panel II - Dissidents and Civil Society

Moderator: Carlos Alberto Montaner, author, columnist, Firmas Press

Orlando Gutierrez, National Secretary, Cuban Democratic Directory.
Andy S. Gomez, Assistant Provost and Senior Fellow, ICCAS, University of Miami.
Marcos Antonio Ramos, historian, Director of “Herencia.”
Hans de Salas del Valle, Researcher, Cuba Transition Project, ICCAS, University of Miami.


Luncheon Keynote Speaker:
The Honorable Carlos Gutierrez, U.S. Secretary of Commerce.


Panel III- The Economy: QuoVadis?

Moderator: Dr. Steven G. Ullmann, Professor, Business Management, University of Miami .

Jorge Perez Lopez, Economist, Private Consultant, Washington, D.C.
Mario Gonzalez Corzo, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Lehman College, City University of New York.
Jose Azel, Senior Research Associate, Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies.
Jorge Piñon, Private Consultant


Panel IV - U.S. Policy

Moderator: Susan Kaufman Purcell, Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

Otto Reich, Otto Reich Associates, LLC, Former Presidential Envoy, Western Hemisphere Initiatives.
Pamela Falk, Professor, Department of Political Science, Hunter College, New York.
Bruce M. Bagley, Professor and Chair, Department of International Studies, University of Miami.