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December 23 Shifting US-Cuba Relations: Perspectives on the US-Cuba Agreemen

Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 4PM
The Graduate Center, Skylight Room
365 Fifth Avenue (@ 34th Street)


The decision to set US-Cuba relations on a new course is a break from decades of mutual animosities, including US efforts to isolate and transform Cuba through the embargo. As announced, the historic agreements of December 17, 2014, present opportunities and challenges in several areas: diplomatic relations, commerce, migration, remittances, economic reform, travel and tourism, democracy, and other areas. This roundtable explores the implications of the new chapter in US-Cuba relations.
“Impact on the Cuban Economy: Agriculture and Self-Employment”
Mario González-Corzo
Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics, Lehman College and Bildner Fellow

“Diaspora and Cultural Exchange”
Albert Laguna
Assistant Professor, Yale University

“Normalization: Context and Prospects”
Mauricio Font
Professor and Director, Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies

OTHERS, to be announced

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