Will a new U.S. approach of engagement with Cuba prove more effective than isolation?
The last 55 years of embargo have shown that United States's attempts to isolate Cuba failed to improve human rights on the island. Opponents to the new policy argue that the United States has missed an opportunity to promote human rights in Cuba through the normalization of diplomatic relations and by undertaking a series of reforms designed to increase travel and trade. Supporters argue that the new stance toward Cuba will bring about new ways to improve the human rights situation and living conditions for Cuban citizens that prior policies were unable to. What is your take? Don't miss this opportunity to talk and debate the key issues surrounding the new U.S. foreign policy shift on Cuba with other young professionals and regional experts.
Please join us for an engaging discussion, moderated by Juan Carlos Hildago of Latin American Policy at the Cato Institute. Speakers include:
- Charles Blaha, Director of the State Department’s Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Bureau’s Western Hemisphere Affairs Office
- Geoff Thale, Program Director, Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)
- Ted Piccone, Senior Fellow with the Project on International Order and Strategy and Latin America Initiative in the Foreign Policy Program, Brookings
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