Alberto R. Coll
Professor of LawDirector, European and Latin American Legal Studies ProgramDirector, LLM in International Law, International Human Rights Law & Policy
Born and raised in Cuba, Prof. Alberto R. Coll is widely recognized as a leading expert on Cuba. He has traveled to Cuba on academic visits 18 times since 1999, most recently in June 2015, developing extensive connections with Cuba’s legal community, government officials, and private sector. His commentaries on Cuba are often cited on U.S. and international media. He was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations 2000 Task Force on Cuba, the Council on Foreign Relations 2008 Task Force on Latin America, served on the board of Americans for Humanitarian Trade with Cuba, and is a board member of the Cuba Research Center. In 2010, Professor Coll was asked by the Chicago Bar Association to accompany a visiting delegation to Cuba to develop connections with the Cuban Bar. The group included 12 judges, including Justice Anne Burke of the Illinois Supreme Court. Most recently, Professor Coll taught a widely attended week-long course in Havana on the subject of US-Cuba Property and Damage Legal Claims and Alternatives for Resolution and Settlement.