Jaime Suchlicki was born in Havana, Cuba and came to the United States in1960.
He is currently the Director of the Cuban Studies Institute, Inc., a research group in Coral Gables, FL
He was professor of history at the University of Miami since 1967. From 1989 until 1992 he was the founding executive director of the North/South Center. He edited the Journal of Inter-American Studies from 1982 until 1996. He founded and directed the Research Institute for Cuban Studies at the University of Miami from 1978 until 1992. From May 1999 to 20017, he was the Emilio Bacardi Moreau Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at the University of Miami.
Dr. Suchlicki holds undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Miami and Ph.D. from Texas Christian University
His books on Cuba include University Students and Revolution in Cuba (1969), Cuba: from Columbus to Castro (1975), now revised and updated as Cuba: from Columbus to Castro and Beyond (2002) now in its 5th edition; and, as editor, Cuba, Castro and Revolution (1972), and Cuba: Continuity and Change (1985). He is also the author of Mexico: From Montezuma to the Rise of the PAN (2002) 2nd edition, and Breve Historia de Cuba (2006). Professor Suchlicki is also a highly respected consultant to the public and private sectors.