Eusebio M Mujal-Leon


Associate Professor
& Co-Director of the MA in Democracy & Governance Studies; & the MA in Development Management


Department of Government
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Eusebio Mujal-León is a professor and former Chair of the Department of Government at Georgetown University where he is also director of the Cuba XXI Project. Professor Mujal-León received his B.A. in History (1971) and his J.D. in Law (1974) from the Catholic University of America and his Ph.D. in Political Science (1980) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He currently serves as co-Director of the M.A. in Democracy and Governance at Georgetown University and of the M.A. in Development Management (which Georgetown jointly offers with the Universidad Nacional de San Martín in Buenos Aires).

Professor Mujal-León is the author and editor of several books and numerous articles. Among these, Communism and Political Change in Spain (1983), Spain at the Polls -- The General Elections of 1997, 1979, and 1982 (1985), European Socialism and the Conflict in Central America (1989), The USSR and Latin America (1989), The Cuban University under the Revolution (1989) and (with Ann-Sofie Nilsson) Die Sozialistische Internationale in den 80er Jahren (1995). Most recently, he has focused on Cuban politics and society, writing "Much Ado about Something? Regime Change in Cuba" (Problems of Post-Communism), “Castroism as a Political Religion“ in XXXXXX, “Can Cuba Change? Tensions in the Regime” (Journal of Democracy), “El Excepcionalismo y las Relaciones Cívico-Militares en Cuba” for a book on civil-military relations in Latin America edited by Felipe Aguero and Claudio Fuentes, “Survival, Adaptation and Uncertainty: The Case of Cuba” (Journal of International Affairs), and “Spanish Foreign Policy and EU-Cuba Relations – The Limits of ‘Uploading” Preferences” (under review at the journal Southern European Society and Politics). He is currently working on several articles -- one on the political role of the Catholic Church in Cuba, another on civil society and evolving class structures on the island, and third comparing internal party reforms in China, Cuba and Vietnam. These form part of a more general research project on regime change in Cuba.

Professor Mujal-León received the title of Caballero in the Order of Isabel la Católica in 1990. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Center of International Studies of Princeton University and a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars of the Smithsonian Institution. He has lectured at numerous European and Latin American universities. He has also held a Fulbright Fellowship at the University of Madrid (Autónoma) and has been a Visiting Professor at the Ortega y Gasset Institute (Madrid).