Enrique Patterson (1950) "was born in Holguín, Oriente. In 1977, he received his BA in Hispanic language and literature at the University of Havana. He also specialized in the history of philosophy. Between 1975 and 1981, he taught history of philosophy in the School of Philosophy at the University of Havana. In 1991, he was a founder and one of the authors of the Pilot Program of the Democratic Socialist Current. He is a human rights activist. He collaborates with the journals Encuentro and Proximo, both published in Madrid. He is a columnist for the Nuevo Herald. He hosts the program Desde el Parque on Radio Martí. He has lectured at US and Spanish universities. He has lived in exile since 1992. Currently he is president of the Institute of Cuban Studies." 
In 2003 he was a board member of the Memory, Truth and Justice: Comparative Perspectives on National Reconciliation.
- ”Biography”, Accessed March 2007.