Holly Ackerman is the Librarian for Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Studies at Duke University. She is the author of The Cuban Balseros: Voyage of Uncertainty, which established the foundational demography and history of the 1994 Cuban raft crisis, and is an editor of the recently published collection of essays Cuba: People, Culture, History (Charles Scribner's Sons, 2011).
Philip Brenner is Professor of International Relations and Affiliate Professor of History at American University. He is co-editor (with Marguerite Rose Jiménez, John M. Kirk, and William M. LeoGrande) of A Contemporary Cuba Reader: The Revolution Under Raúl Castro (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014), and co-author (with Peter Eisner) of Cuba's Quest for Sovereignty: A 500-Year History (Rowman and Littlefield, forthcoming).
Frederick Z. Brown is a retired State Department foreign service officer.
Vegard Bye is Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo.
Carlos F. Ciaño Zanetti currently works at the Instituto Superior de Relaciones Internacionales (ISRI) in Cuba, and is a researcher specializing in the United States at the Centro de Investigaciones sobre Política Internacional (CIPI). Previously, he was Director of Foreign Policy at the Universidad de la Habana's Centro de Estudios sobre Estados Unidos (CESEU), and an accredited Cuban diplomat to the United Nations.
Ted A. Henken, an Associate Professor of Sociology and Latin American Studies at Baruch College, CUNY, is the co-author with Arichbald R.M. Ritter ofEntrepreneurial Cuba: The Changing Policy Landscape(Lynne Rienner, 2015) and the President ex-officio of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy.
Eric Hershberg is Professor of Government at American University and Director of its Center for Latin American and Latino Studies.
Bert Hoffmann is Senior Research Fellow at the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg and Professor of Political Science at Freie Universität Berlin.
William M. LeoGrande is Professor of Government at American University in Washington, DC. and coauthor with Peter Kornbluh of the recent book, Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana (University of North Carolina Press, 2014).
Arturo Lopez-Levy is a doctoral candidate at the Joseph Korbel School of International Studies of the University of Denver. He is co-author of the book Raul Castro and the New Cuba: A Close-Up View of Change (McFarland, 2011). Twitter: @turylevy
*Emily Morris is the Country Economist for Belize and Central America at the Inter-American Development Bank, and an Honorary Research Associate at the University College London, where she previously served as Research Associate and Lecturer in Economic Development of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Louis A. Pérez, Jr. is the J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History and director of the Institute for Study of the Americas at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Marifeli Pérez-Stable is Professor of Sociology at Florida International University. Her most recent books are The Cuban Revolution: Origins, Course and Legacy (2011, third edition) and The United States and Cuba: Intimate Enemies (2010).
Andreas Pickel is Professor of Global Politics at Trent University, Canada. He has published widely in the fields of postcommunist transformations and philosophy of social science.
Andrés Serbin is President of the "Coordinadora Regional de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales –CRIES," Counselor of the Argentine Council of International Relations (CARI), and former Director of Caribbean Affairs at the Latin American Economic System (SELA).
Ana Serra is Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at American University in Washington, DC. and author of the book The “New Man” in Cuba: Culture and Identity in the Revolution (2007), as well as other publications on Cuban culture and its diaspora.
Ricardo Torres is Professor of Economy at the Centro de Estudios de la Economía Cubana, Universidad de La Habana.
Gabriel Vignoli defended his dissertation "Schizonomics: remapping La Habana's black market" at the Department of Anthropology of The New School in 2014. He is currently a lecturer in International Relations at the Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs-Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, The New School.