Created on 21 February 2011, the Caribbean center is located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in the offices of FUNGLODE (Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo).
Coordinator: Laurine CHAPON, PhD student from the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, ED 122
Her PhD dissertation: “When housing becomes a commodity. Real estate transactions, tourism and land dynamics in two medium-sized cities in Cuba” under the supervision of Sébastien Velut (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle).
The center's research areas of work are the strengthening of Caribbean university cooperation and the development of doctoral programs in the Dominican Republic. In this sense, the center is currently working on a project for a diploma in Caribbean studies involving French, Dominican and Cuban academics. If regional students are interested, this diploma aims to develop into a Master's degree and, in the longer term, a doctorate.
IdA’s referent in France: Carlos Quenan, professor of economy at the IHEAL (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle) and vice-president of the Institut des Amériques