Media Advisory: URI professor, expert in Cuban government available to discuss death of Fidel Castro and future of island nation

Posted on

KINGSTON, R.I. — November 28, 2016 — Professor Richard McIntyre, chair of the economics department at the University of Rhode Island and an expert on Cuban government and politics, is available to talk to the press about the death of Fidel Castro and the future of the island nation.

McIntyre is co-director of the University’s academic exchange program in Cuba and has been a frequent visitor to the island over the years.

He teaches a J-term winter course in Cuba every January and hosted a visiting scholar, Humberto Miranda, from the University of Havana this fall. Recent and upcoming Cuba-related activities include being a speaker at a forum on cultural diplomacy in Cuba at the Meridian International Center in Washington D.C., in June and a presentation on cooperative enterprises in Cuba at the Catholic Social Thought conference at Providence College in December.

McIntyre is the author of Are Worker Rights Human Rights? and editor of Economics, Knowledge and Class. He is the editor of the New Political Economy book series at Routledge Press. He has been a visiting scholar and lecturer at several universities in Europe and the United States. In the spring, he will hold the Chair of the Americas at the University of Rennes II in France.

To set up an interview please call, Dave Lavallee at 401-874-5862.