Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS) is
part of the University of Miami.
ICCAS serves as a world-class academic center for the research
and study of Cuban and Cuban-American topics. It organizes
seminars and lectures, publishes academic research, and offers
a special summer program on Cuba for U.S. and foreign students.
sponsors academic and outreach programs and helps coordinate
Cuban-related activities at the University of Miami including
the Casa Bacardi;
the Emilio Bacardi Moreau Chair in Cuban Studies; the Cuba
Transition Project; the Cuban
Heritage Collection at Otto
G. Richter Library; and other University components related
to Cuban and Cuban-American Studies. ICCAS offers courses
on Cuban history and culture, produces publications, and sponsors
original research on a variety of topics. It also serves as
an educational link between the University, the Cuban exile
community, and the South Florida community at-large.
Cuba Transition Project
(CTP), at the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies,
University of Miami, is an important and timely project to
study and make recommendations for the reconstruction of Cuba
once the post-Castro transition begins in earnest. The project
was established in 2002 and supported by grants from the U.S.
Agency for International Development (USAID) until 2010.
The Casa Bacardi,
at the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, University
of Miami, is an interactive center highlighting Cuban history
and culture. The Center features: a music pavilion, a products
pavilion, the Cuban Information Center, a cinema, a conference
room, and exhibits. It is a unique place to appreciate and
learn about Cuba's past as well as its present.