The Cuban Studies Consortium (CSC) is a non-political, member-based organization promoting sustainable academic, scientific and cultural exchanges, collaboration and dialogue between Cuba and North America.
The Consortium, based at Duke University and administered by Fundación Amistad (The Friendship Foundation), coordinates such programs as:
The Speaker's Circuit
Book Donation Program
Virtual and Physical Art Exhibits
Databases and News Services.
By joining the CSC, member institutions gain access to a broad spectrum of resources, including the most up-to-date information on academic and cultural issues regarding Cuba. They also maximize the impact of their institutional resources by working together to co-sponsor events, speakers and programs on Cuban topics.
To assist its members in developing and supporting top-notch Cuban Studies programs, the Consortium also offers consultation services on individual program development to all participating institutions.
Together with these benefits to individual members, the CSC plays an important organizational role by enabling institutions to speak with one voice on issues that affect them, strengthening the fabric of exchanges between North America and Cuba.
Organizations eligible for membership include accredited colleges and universities, non-profit organizations, corporations, and professional and cultural associations in North America and Cuba.