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University of Miami University of Miami
Havana, Cuba Havana, Cuba

Since the Institute's founding in 1999, it has served as the center of academic work, research and discussion on Cuban and Cuban-American topics.

Havana, Cuba Havana, Cuba

Since the Institute's founding in 1999, it has served as the center of academic work, research and discussion on Cuban and Cuban-American topics.

The Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS) is part of the University of Miami. Since its founding in 1999, it has served as the center of academic work, research and discussion on Cuban and Cuban-American topics. The Institute consistently draws the interest of the media, which seeks out world-class analysis and academic knowledge on the study of the island.

ICCAS organizes relevant panels and lectures, publishes academic research, as well as offers certificate courses on Cuban history and culture. It also produces publications and sponsors original research on a variety of topics. The public relies on its expertise as an educational link between the University, the Cuban exile community, and the South Florida community at-large.

Through its rigorous programming at Casa Bacardi, ICCAS opens its space to several community groups for political, cultural and musical programs. It has been the venue for several events featuring prominent Cuban dissidents, as well as several professional groups.

ICCAS works closely with UM Libraries’ Cuban Heritage Collection to highlight the many collections of books, documents, maps and articles on the pre- and post-Castro era that are of interest to the South Florida community. 

Casa Bacardi, which houses the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at the University of Miami, is an interactive center highlighting Cuban history and culture. The Institute features: a music pavilion, a products pavilion, the Cuban Information Center, a conference room and small exhibits.

All ICCAS events are open to the public unless otherwise noted.