The University of Tampa is the first U.S. affiliate of Havana’s Center for José Martí Studies, an accredited research institution under the Ministry of Culture in Cuba.
The center, whose other 33 affiliates are mostly in Latin American universities, promotes the life, work and thought of José Martí. UT will host academic, scholarly and commemorative activities related to him.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to recognize the continued relevance of Martí’s work in a city that Martí held dear,” UT Provost David Stern said. “Plus, we are honored to be the first U.S. affiliate of such a prestigious institution.”
At UT, the affiliation will build upon an program that has seen its students hosted at the center for the past three years to study U.S.-Cuba relations. As an affiliate of the center, UT students and faculty will have more access to academic exchanges. Within Tampa Bay, the connection will allow for more study and analysis of both Martí and other Latin American intellectuals.