Roundtable on Cuba and U.S.-Cuban Relations

Chairs: Bernard W. Aronson, and William D. Rogers
Fellow: Julia E. Sweig, Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and Director for Latin America Studies
October 1, 1999 - March 1, 2001

This roundtable, held in Washington D.C., addresses a range of issues such as the resolution of outstanding property claims; bilateral and regional security interests; the status of the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay; the implications for the Western Hemisphere of the restoration of a Cuban sugar quota; the impact on the Caribbean economy of resuming normal bilateral trade relations; Cuban participation in the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) and the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA); prospects for Cuba’s reentry into the Organization of American States (OAS); and the integration of Cuba into the international financial system. In addition, the roundtable highlights an examination of history, culture, race, and religion as these elements pertain to current conditions on the island and to policy implications for the United States.

Meetings

National Program Meeting

Inside the Cuban Revolution

Panelist:

John H. Coatsworth, Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Studies, Harvard University

Speaker:

Julia E. Sweig, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
October 7, 2002

This meeting is not for attribution.

National Program Meeting

Inside the Cuban Revolution: Understanding Castro (San Francisco)

Panelist:

Mathea Falco, President, Drug Strategies; former Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics Matters

Speaker:

Julia E. Sweig, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
June 11, 2002

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

"U.S.-Cuba Relations and the Future of Unilateral Sanctions

Presider:

Ruth Wedgwood

Speaker:

Santiago Perez, Policy Analyst, Instituto Superiorde Relaciones Interntionales (Havana, Cuba)
September 29, 2000

This meeting is not for attribution.