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Workshop on U.S. Global Policy: US Embargo on Cuba

JUN 19, 2009 | 4:00 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


June 19, 2009: 4:00 PM




Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies



"Cuba: Issues for the 111th Congress"

Mark Sullivan

Specialist in Latin American Affairs, Library of Congress

"Players and Perspectives: Dissensus and Common Ground"

Mauricio Font

Professor and Director, The Graduate Center and The Bildner Center

"Implications for Academic and Professional Travel in the Changing 
US Embargo on Cuba"

Ted Henken

Professor, Baruch College, CUNY


This workshop will cover political context, main issues, policy processes, key players, and positions. It will clarify the roles of Congress and the President in formulating Cuba policy in the United States. This workshop is provided free of charge by the Cuba Project/Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies.

The two-hour workshop will cover five main topics: (1) Current Political Dynamics,  (2) US Policy toward Cuba, (3) Issues in US-Cuba Relations, (4) Civil Society Advocacy, and (5) Role of Congress and Legislative Initiatives.


Friday 19 June 2009 Event Program

Readings from the workshop include (available as pdf files):
Mark P. Sullivan's “Cuba: Issues for the 111th Congress”
Staff Trip Report to the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate (Sen. Lugar Report): "Changing Cuba Policy—In the United States National Interest"