U.S.-Cuba Relations and the Summit

April 22, 2009 - 4:00 pm

The Cuban Transition and Its Crossroads
Samuel Farber, Brooklyn College, CUNY

Trinidad and Tobago and Summit Expectations
Jacqueline Braveboy-Wagner, The Graduate Center and City College, CUNY

Rapproachment with Cuba: The Train has Left the Station
John Dinges, Columbia University

US-Cuba Relations in a Changing Western Hemisphere
Mauricio Font, Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies

About the Speakers:
Samuel Farber is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College. He has published extensively on Cuba, his most recent book being The Origins of the Cuban Revolution Reconsidered (University of North Carolina Press, 2006).

Jacqueline Braveboy-Wagner is Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the Graduate Center and City College. She specializes in Caribbean policy, and has published numerous books on the region’s foreign policy and development issues.

John Dinges is Professor of Journalism at Columbia University. He is a former correspondent in Latin America and former deputy foreign editor and managing editor of NPR News. His most recent book is The Condor Years. He writes frequently for Latin American and U.S. publications, including Global Post.

Mauricio Font is director of the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies. He has published several papers and books on Cuba.