Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and Director for Latin America Studies
Brazil; Cuba; U.S.-Latin America policy
Julia E. Sweig is the Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America Studies and director for Latin America studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Dr. Sweig also directs CFR's Global Brazil initiative.
Dr. Sweig writes a bi-weekly column for Folha de São Paulo, Brazil's leading newspaper. She is the author of Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2009, 2013) and Friendly Fire: Losing Friends and Making Enemies in the Anti-American Century (Public Affairs, 2006), as well as numerous publications on Latin America and American foreign policy. Dr. Sweig's Inside the Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro and the Urban Underground (Harvard University Press, 2002) received the American Historical Association's Herbert Feis Award for best book of the year by an independent scholar.
Dr. Sweig serves on the international advisory board of the Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI). She was the Sol M. Linowitz professor of international relations, Hamilton College in 2011, and, from 1999 to 2008, served as a consultant on Latin American affairs for the Aspen Institute's Congressional Program.
She holds a BA from the University of California and an MA and PhD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
"Getting Latin America Right," The National Interest (January/February 2013); "A New Global Player: Brazil's Far-Flung Agenda," Foreign Affairs (November/December 2010); "The Hemispheric Divide," The National Interest (March/April 2009); Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2009), Second edition (2012); "Fidel's Final Victory," Foreign Affairs (January/February 2007); Friendly Fire: Losing Friends and Making Enemies in the Anti-American Century (PublicAffairs, 2006); "What Kind of War for Colombia?" Foreign Affairs (September/October 2002); Inside the Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro and the Urban Underground (Harvard University Press, 2002)
Spanish (fluent); Portuguese (familiar)
Outstanding Alumni Achievement, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2011; Herbert Feis Award for Best Book of the Year for Inside the Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro and the Urban Underground, American Historical Association, 2003
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CFR Senior Fellow and Director of Latin America Studies and the Global Brazil Initiative and award-winning author of Inside the Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro and the Urban Underground.
Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert asks Dr. Julia Sweig about U.S.-Cuban relations.
Dr. Julia Sweig assesses Brazil's domestic imperatives and foreign policy agenda under the Rousseff administration. Dr. Harley Shaiken, director of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, conducted the interview.
Dr. Julia Sweig offers commentary as part of a panel on "Cuba: the Politics of Transition," at the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington, DC.
Dr. Julia Sweig was awarded the Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award of 2011 by the University of California, Santa Cruz.