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Tulane University

Paolo Spadoni

Former CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow (2009-2010)


  • Ph.D., University of Florida, Political Science, 2005
  • M.A., University of Florida, Latin American Studies, 2002
  • B.A., University of Urbino, Political Science, 1997

Academic Experience

  • Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Center for Inter-American Policy and Research, Tulane University 2008-2009
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Rollins College, 2006-2008
  • Visiting Lecturer, Rollins College, 2006
  • Visiting Lecturer, Stetson University, 2006
  • Graduate Instructor, University of Florida, 2000-2001, 2005

Research & Teaching Specializations: Political economy, international relations, Cuba, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic

Related Experience

  • Conference Organizer, “El Caribe en su Inserción Internacional,” Centro de Investigación y Adiestramiento Político Administrativo (CIAPA), San José, Costa Rica, 2009
  • Research Assistant, University of Florida, Center for Latin American Studies, 2001-2005
  • Contributor to Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Op-ed Contributor, Los Angeles Times, Cuba Trade & Investment News, Washington Times, 2003-


  • Critchfield Research Grant, Dominican Republic, 2007
  • Student Teaching Award, University of Florida, 2005
  • Wilgus Field Research Grant, 2003
  • Tinker Foundation Grant, 2001

Languages: Spanish; Italian; French

Selected Publications

  • 2006. “The U.S. Congress and the Cuban Embargo: Analysis of a Learning Process.” In Organizational Learning in the Global Context. M. Leann Brown, Michael Kennedy and Michael J. Zarkin, eds.
  • 2004. “The Current Situation of Foreign Investment in Cuba.” Cuba in Transition. Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy. 14: 109-131.
  • 2004. “U.S. Financial Flows in the Cuban Economy.” Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems. 14 (1): 81-117.
  • 2003. “The Role of the United States in the Cuban Economy.” Cuba in Transition. Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy. 13: 410-429.
  • 2002. “Foreign Investment in Cuba: Recent Developments and Role in the Economy.” Cuba in Transition. Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy. 12: 158-178.







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Upcoming Events

Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference: Call for Proposals

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The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

Deadlines: Abstracts of papers and projects are due November 25, 2017. Abstracts of papers or project descriptions must not exceed 300 words.

Please contact with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.