In a step towards continued cross-cultural collaborations, eight Northwestern faculty members and administrators traveled to Havana, Cuba, this past June to explore possible joint research opportunities with Cuban peers.
Four days of back-to-back meetings with University of Medical Sciences of Havana faculty and visits to family doctor offices, hospitals and specialty clinics highlighted Cuba’s public healthcare successes and yielded multiple possible research collaborations through diverse theoretical lenses.
The meetings come at a point in indefinite U.S.-Cuban relations. Yet Northwestern continues to intensify its ties with the country's academic community in an ongoing effort to promote the creation and sharing of knowledge across borders. Read More
Click on the name to watch and read individual interviews with the Cuba delegation members and the Cuban host:
- Craig Garfield, pediatrics
- Lifang Hou, preventive medicine
- Thomas McDade, anthropology
- Guillermo Oliver, medicine
- Kim Rapp, assistant vice president for International Relations
- Rebecca Seligman, anthropology
- Midiala Monagas Docasal, dean of the Manuel Fajardo School of Medicine in Havana, Cuba
This fall, the Office of International Relations will host at least two Cuban scholars to further explore joint research possibilities. Northwestern faculty interested in meeting Cuban scholars or pursuing collaborations in Cuba should contact Kim Rapp, assistant vice president for International Relations. Rapp will be returning to Cuba in October to represent Northwestern at the Cuba TIES 2017 Workshop of Strategic Alliances for the Internationalization of Higher Education, and to continue discussions about collaborations between the University of Medical Sciences of Havana and Northwestern.