Mario Coyula Cowley was the Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor in Latin American Studies at Harvard University during the Spring semester 2002. He taught a studio class with Professor Leland Cott at the Graduate School of Design exploring issues of historic preservation as well as the design of housing and community development. Mario also taught a second, semester-long course on “Havana’s Challenges and Opportunities,” exploring how Cuba could preserve its social achievements while strengthening its economy, so as to compete in today’s globalized world. Mario returned to lecture at Harvard and MIT during the Fall semester 2011.
Mariliee Grindle, Edward S. Mason Professor of International Development at Harvard University, is Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies there.
Jorge Domínguez, who was born in Cuba, is the Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico at Harvard University. He holds many other positions at Harvard, including being an associate of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.