An IU leader will travel to Cuba this weekend to explore potential partnerships. Gerardo Gonzalez, dean emeritus of the Indiana University School of Education, will join a delegation of U.S. higher education leaders on the trip.
IU says the group will learn about the current state of higher education in the country. School officials say the trip is part of the Institute of International Education’s broader initiative to reinvigorate higher education engagement between the U.S. and Cuba. This comes after the two countries re-established diplomatic relations.
"The thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations provides an unprecedented opportunity to promote understanding and collaboration between academic institutions in both countries. IU has a long history of partnering with universities throughout the world to expand educational and research opportunities,” Gonzalez said.
IU Associate Director of International Partnerships Shawn Conner will join Gonzalez on the trip. They will visit universities, meet with government officials and attend events at ambassador residences for the United States and the European Union.
The trip is scheduled for October 24 to 31.