A&T PROFESSOR HEADS TO CUBA TO STUDY POLITICS AND ECONOMICS

Dr. Sarita Jackson, an assistant professor in the department of political science at North Carolina A&T State University, has been selected to go to Cuba to study current economic and political issues.

She will travel June 17-27, as a part of the Council on International Educational Exchange-International Faculty Development Seminar (CIEE-IFDS).

Jackson and the other scholars will travel to the cities of Havana and Matanzas to examine a number of current social, political and economic issues within the context of globalization.

For more than 20 years, the seminars in different countries have provided university professors the opportunity to bring "contemporary, global themes to their curricula, campus and community at large."

Jackson looks forward to learning more about Cuba’s economic reform programs that have been implemented within the last year and sharing her experience with students in her courses such as Latin American and Caribbean Political Economy, The Politics of Free Trade, and Comparative Politics.