Jorge Luis Romeu is a Research Professor of Statistics and Operations Research with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, L. C. Smith College of Engineering and C.S., Syracuse University. For fourteen years Romeu was an Associate Professor with the Department of Mathematics SUNY Cortland, retiring Emeritus in 1998. Romeu is also an independent Consultant, an ASQ certified reliability and quality engineer, and an RSS Chartered industrial statistician.
Romeu is involved in International Education, in Journalism and in Cuban affairs. As an International Educator, he created and directs the Juarez-Lincoln-Marti International Education Project. Romeu is also an active journalist, and a past member of International P.E.N. His writings and thought have been influenced by the philosophy and teachings or an ancient Institution. His newspaper articles articles appear frequently in the United States, both in English and in Spanish, and in newspapers from Mexico and Spain. A selection of his newspaper articles can be found in the Web: in Spanish, and in English.
Romeu has done scholarly research on the topic of a peaceful Cuban Transition. His socioeconomic papers and presentations to several international conferences can be found in the Web. His Educational work related to the Cuban problems (and in general) can be found in TrabajosEducacion09.pdf
Romeu has published two short story books in Spanish, under his Pen Name, Beltran de Quiros. The first one, Los Unos, Los Otros y El Seibo, was published in the United States in 1971, while Romeu was still in Cuba. Its stories describe life in the UMAP labor camps in Cuba, between 1966 and 1968. The book has been assessed by Dr. Seymour Menton, in his treatise Prose Fiction of the Cuban Revolution (Texas Press, 1975) as one of the two best short story books on the Cuban Revolution, published outside Cuba (Dr. Menton was not aware, at the time, that Romeu was still living in Cuba). Romeu's second book, La Otra Cara de la Moneda, was published in 1984, after he left Cuba during the Mariel Boatlift of 1980. Both books were edited by Ediciones Universal, Miami, FLA. Romeu has also three On-Line books on Cuba.
Romeu's radio and TV journalism activities include hosting the WXTM-TV3 (NBC) public service television talk show Entre Vecinos, that aired between 2002 and 2005 in Chanel 3, Syracuse NY, every third Sundays of the month. The show dealt with Hispanic issues that affected the Syracuse and Central New York area, and was discontinued for lack of funding. Romeu also produced and directed the short wave weekly radio magazine, Sobremesa (1994-98) on La Voz del CID, a radio station that broadcasted to Cuba from Central America. Romeu also produced monthly interviews and opinion segments for NPR's Morning Edition at WAER (public radio) in Syracuse NY (1991-92). Romeu was for many years a frequent guest panelist of Mesa Redonda, a program of Radio Marti, the short wave station from the Voice of America that broadcasts for Cuba. Romeu has also appeared as invited guest in many other radio station shows, discussing Cuban and Hispanic issues.
Finally, Romeu is also involved with Human Rights (HR) activities and organizations. He has interacted with the AAAS and Amnesty International Human Rights (HR) Committees, and has been an active Member and Consultant for the American Statistical Association's HR Committee. He is currently a member of the ASA's Statisticians Without Borders Group. Romeu Chaired for many years the HR Committee of the National Association of Cuban-American Educators (NACAE). He has written extensively about HR problems in Cuba, and has presented and published many papers in national and international professional conferences. For more information about Romeu's HR activities consult: HR-CHAPTER Regarding the document La Patria es de Todos and the Varela Project consult: DECLARATION For other links related to Cuban HR consult: CUBANET .