In addition to its presence at the Chaplin School, Bacardi is calling CasaCuba at FIU its new home. Serving a city shaped by Cuban immigrants that today is home to nearly one million Cubans, FIU has a longstanding connection with this community. As one of the largest concentrations of Latin American and Caribbean Studies scholars in the country, through CasaCuba, we will strengthen the momentum of our brand-new CasaCuba initiative, branding FIU as the premier hub for Cuban research and culture.
CasaCuba at Florida International University brings together scholars, policymakers, business leaders, students, and the community at large to realize a multidimensional Cuban cultural center and think tank that facilitates the discussion and study of Cuban affairs – history, policy, business – and the celebration of Cuban heritage. CasaCuba has attracted influential board members, recruited a uniquely qualified team, secured a prominent site on the FIU campus and once complete will feature galleries for interactive exhibits, as well as a state-of-the-art venue for events, performances, and dynamic programming including a Bacardi space.