US-Cuba Relations and The Summit

April 22, 2009 - 4:00 PM

“The Cuban Transition and Its Crossroads”
Samuel Farber

Emeritus Professor, Brooklyn College

“Trinidad and Tobago and Summit Expectations”

Jacqueline Braveboy-Wagner

Professor, The Graduate Center and City College 

“Rapproachment with Cuba: The Train has Left the Station”

John Dinges

Professor, Columbia University

“US-Cuba Relations in a Changing Western Hemisphere”

Mauricio Font

Director, Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies

Professor, The Graduate Center and Queens College

About the Speakers

Samuel Farber is an 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 a 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 a 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 isThe 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.