Academic Mission: The overall mission of the Cuban and Caribbean Center (CCC) is to foster collaboration between regional institutions and SIU related to academic activities and cultural exchange

Our present goal is to attract faculty and students interested in these topics, explore funding opportunities, and enhance the reputation of SIU and partner academic and cultural institutions.

Benefits for the International Community: The views of scholars can have a direct and positive impact on international understanding and cultural exchange. Developing and enhancing cooperation between the U.S. and Cuban and Caribbean academic communities can play a significant role in promoting peaceful exchanges within and between the U.S. and countries in the region. By strengthening and establishing institutional ties we will be promoting interaction and collaboration among current and future intellectual leaders, catalyzing positive exchanges between the U.S., Cuban, and Caribbean perspectives and institutions.