Jorge Dominguez

Retired Harvard University Professor

Location icon United States of America

Dr. Jorge Dominguez, a retired professor, pursued an academic career at Harvard University for more than four decades. Most recently, in the role of Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Dr. Jorge Dominguez taught courses that included Mexico: Revolution, Authoritarianism, and Democracy: 100 Years.

Moreover, Dr. Jorge Dominguez whose research focused on Cuba, was instructor for the course, The Cuban Revolution, 1956-1971: A Self-Debate. He authored a number of papers and articles on the subject, including a June 27, 2017, New York Times opinion piece on the Trump administration’s and the Obama administration’s approaches to foreign policy with Cuba.

Dr. Dominguez has earned a number of recognitions over the years, including the Lifetime Academic Achievement award from the Cuba Section of the Latin American Studies Association. He has also served as Latin American Studies Association president and sat on the association’s Academic Freedom and Human Rights Committee. Moreover, Dr. Dominguez has been a contributing editor to Foreign Policy and has done considerable work on comparative Latin American politics.

Portfolio
Harvard Business Review
08/17/2015
What You Might Not Know About the Cuban Economy

On the front page of a Cuban newspaper recently there was an item about a two-story home in the old city of Havana that crumbled-and that in the course of its collapse, killed four people. This is a harsh glimpse the physical reality facing many of the buildings across Havana and elsewhere in the country.

Nytimes
06/27/2017
Opinion | Can Trump Compete With Obama on Cuba?

Op-Ed Contributor CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - "Effective immediately, I am canceling the last administration's completely one-sided deal with Cuba." Thus said President Trump on June 16 in Miami to wildly enthusiastic applause from the remaining veterans of the failed 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba.