JOSÉ AZEL Y EUGENIO YANES EN VIDEO DE MARÍA ELVIRA SALAZAR QUE PASARÁ EN CUBA EN 2017?
Jose Azel is a Cuban exile scholar, currently a Senior Scholar at the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS) at the University of Miami. He is dedicated to in-depth analyses of Cuba's economic, social, and political state, with a keen interest in post-Castro-Cuba strategies, and has published extensively on Cuba-related topics. Azel is author of Mañana in Cuba: The Legacy of Castroism and Transitional Challenges for Cuba, published in March 2010. Mañana in Cuba has received acclaim from scholars, businessmen, and government officials, including Carlos Alberto Montaner, Carlos Gutierrez, James Cason, and Jaime Suchlicki, among others.
In 2012, Dr. Azel testified before the House of Representative's Committee on Foreign Affairs on the ties between Cuba, Iran, and Venezuela, "Ahmadinejad's Tour of Tyrants and Iran's Agenda in the Western Hemisphere." That same year, Dr. Azel was nominated for the Charles T. Manatt Democracy Award, of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES.)
Azel was one of the founders of Pediatrix Medical Group, the nation's leading provider of pediatric specialty services and served as its first Chief Financial Officer. He co-founded and serves as Board Chairman of Children's Center for Development and Behavior, an organization dedicated to providing therapies for children with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders. Azel was an Adjunct Professor of International Business at the School of Business Administration, Department of Management, University of Miami.
He holds undergraduate and master's degrees in business administration and a Ph.D. in International Affairs from the University of Miami. Dr. Azel has a comprehensive general management background integrating broad functional experience in corporate governance, organizational development and finance.
Azel left Cuba in 1961 as a 13-year-old political exile in what has been dubbed Operation Pedro Pan - the largest unaccompanied child refugee movement in the history of the Western Hemisphere.
On February, 2014 Dr. Azel published a book of poems he wrote as a young exile titled "Pedazos y Vacios" The book is dedicated to the children of the Operation Pedro Pan.
On February 26, 2015 Dr. Azel testified before the United States Western Hemisphere Subcommittee of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on President Obama's new Cuba Policy and U.S. National Security.