CEDEM is the home of the Sarah Lawrence program within the University of Havana, and is just a 15-minute taxi ride across the river Almendares. This social research institute works exclusively with Sarah Lawrence College and offers a seminar research course that will introduce you to a broad spectrum of issues, particulatly those affecting the Cuban people since 1989.
Some examples of past research topics:
The Impact of the U.S. Embargo on Cuba
Employment in Cuba
Sustainable Development and Organic Agriculture
AIDS in Cuba: Governmental Action and Social Perceptions
The Interrelation of the Process of Urbanization and Gender in Havana in the ‘90s
Characteristics of Community Work in Cuba and the U.S.
Cuban Women and Socio-Economic Participation
Cuba: An Aging Population
The Role of Youth in Social Programs for Young People
Sexuality and Sexual Education in Cuba
Children and Family in Cuba
At CEDEM, you will be paired with a Cuban professor, with whom you will meet regularly and will serve as your research advisor throughout the semester. Through CEDEM, the Sarah Lawrence program has also organized panels on subjects ranging from AIDS to women’s and gender issues, changing each year to accommodate student and faculty interests and concentrations.