Eusebio Mujal-León

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Eusebio Mujal-Leon "is professor and former chair of the Department of Government at Georgetown University. He also coordinates the Working Group on Iberian Politics and Society and the Cuba XXI Century Seminar Series. He is vice president of the US-Spain Council, an organization of public leaders, businessmen, and academics whose objective is the deepening of cultural, economic, and political links between the two countries.

"Professor Mujal-León received his BA in history (1971) and his JD (1974) from the Catholic University of America. His PhD is in political science (1980) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

"A specialist in West European and Latin American politics, he has written numerous articles and is the author or editor of several books. Among these are: Communism and Political Change in Spain (1983); Spain at the Polls - The General Elections of 1997, 1979, and 1982 (1985); European Socialism and the Conflict in Central America (1989); The USSR and Latin America (1989); The Cuban University under the Revolution (1989); and Die Sozialistische Internationale in den 80er Jahren (1995). He has researched Cuban politics and the prospects for democracy on the island. His article, "El postotalitarismo carismático y el cambio de régimen," appeared in Encuentro (Madrid) and a second one on regime change and the armed forces in Cuba was published by the Instituto da Defesa Nacional (Lisbon). Professor Mujal-León organized a conference, "Recent Experiences in Military Extrication - Lessons for Cuba," sponsored by the Arrabida Foundation.

"He recently published "Charismatic Post-Totalitarianism - The Castro Regime in Comparative Perspective" in Problems of Post-Communism. His current research focuses on globalization and its domestic and regional political and economic consequences.

"In 1990, Professor Mujal-León received the title of Caballero in the Orden de Isabel la Católica. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a board member of the International Institute (Spain). He was a fellow at the Center of International Studies at Princeton University (1984-1986) and at the Smithsonian's Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (1989-1990). In 1994, he held a Fulbright Fellowship at the University of Madrid. Professor Mujal-León travels and lectures frequently in Europe and Latin America." [1]

"Most recently he has worked on Cuban politics and the prospects for democracy on the island. He is the author of Las ideas democráticas: Armas de la libertad (USAID 1998), The Cuban University Under the Revolution (University of Miami 1989), European Socialism and the Conflict in Central America (Praeger 1989), and Communism and Political Change in Spain (Indiana University Press 1983). He is the editor of The USSR and Latin America in the 1980s: A Developing Relationship (Unwin and Hyman 1989) and Spain at the Polls: The General Elections of 1977, 1979 and 1982 (Duke University Press 1985)." [2]

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In 2003 he was a board member of the Memory, Truth and Justice: Comparative Perspectives on National Reconciliation.

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  1. About Us, Center for a Free Cuba, accessed August 22, 2007.
  2. Faculty, Georgetown University Center for Latin American Studies, accessed September 21, 2008.

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