About IISC

The International Institute for the Study of Cuba started life in 2006 as an initiative by Professor Patrick Pietroni and Dr Stephen Wilkinson. With the enthusiastic support of the then Vice Chancellor Brian Roper, the Institute was located in 2007 at London Metropolitan University.

Since 2009 it has been transformed into an independent membership association.

Its main purpose is to promote and help to finance the editorial content of The International Journal of Cuban Studies, a quarterly academic journal, published by Pluto Journals.

In addition the Institute organises academic seminars and conferences.

The institute is open for individuals and organisations to join and details of the benefits of membership and how to join are to be found on the membership page.

The Cuban ‘social experience’ has been described as the longest running socialist experiment in history and as such has defied conventional analysis in both economic and political spheres.

At the start of the second decade of the 21st century remarkable changes are taking place in the political and economic landscape of Latin America, in which the Cuba is deeply involved. Just how these changes will progress and what outcomes are possible are questions that are highly significant for policy makers and the business community.

The need for a thorough study of Cuba and its potential in this rapidly evolving environment has never been more deeply felt.

Backed up by a dynamic, forward-looking executive committee, the Institute is a high profile and hands-on association.

Beyond the politically charged nexus of the Havana-Miami-Washington relationship, globally, the Institute is a focus for information seekers and policy makers.