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Tania Mastrapa to lead Office of Professional Affiliations

Tania MastrapaThe Institute of World Politics is pleased to welcome Tania Mastrapa as Director of the Office of Professional Affiliations.  

A specialist in Communist and post-Communist property reform in Europe and Latin America, Dr. Mastrapa has been serving as a Research Professor in Cuban and Latin American Studies at the Institute for a few years. 

“Tania brings a deep intellectual understanding of our mission, and we are excited to have her here full time developing relationships on behalf of IWP,” commented Noah Rudolph, Executive Vice President.

“I am excited to increase my role at IWP, strengthen current collaborative projects and lay the groundwork for new initiatives,” said Dr. Mastrapa.

Dr. Mastrapa is the founder of Mastrapa Consultants (, a practice that focuses on the areas of privatization and confiscated property in Cuba. She also assists prospective foreign investors seeking to avoid trafficking in confiscated property on the island. Dr. Mastrapa and her co-author are under contract with Ashgate to publish their upcoming book The Evolution of Private Property in Cuba: Lessons from Albania, Estonia and Russia. She has also published works on art looting, property claims, compensation taxation, and transitional justice.

Dr. Mastrapa speaks frequently throughout Europe and North America about post-Communist property restitution. Her academic and research interests include exile studies, immigration, and transitional justice.


Noah Rudolph, Tania Mastrapa, John Lenczowski