Event | Discussion

Symposium on Cuba-U.S. Relations

In English

The symposium is designed to inform an engaged, select New York audience about the practicalities and complexities of Cuba-U.S. relations in this moment.

Our event forms part of the NYU Mellon Sawyer Seminar, Cuban Futures Beyond the Market: Geopolitics and Interpretive Infrastructures in Humanities, Social Science, and the Law. The Symposium is part of the King Juan Carlos Center’s legacy of hosting world leaders, scholars, and policy makers who craft and influence the politics and history of the Americas. Our mission at the King Juan Carlos Center is to promote public scholarship, research, and programming about Spain and the Spanish-speaking world.

This is a Sawyer Mellon invitation-only event.



12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Cuba and the U.S.: Relations and Relationships

-The Honorable Thomas E. Emmer, U.S. Representative, 6th District of Minnesota (R)

-Luis Javier Baro, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations

-Angela Mariana Freyre, Former Special Advisor for Cuba Policy at the National Security Council

Moderator: Theodore Piccone, Senior Fellow in the Project on International Order and Strategy and Charles Robinson Chair at the Brookings Institution

45-60 minutes for panel discussion. 30 minutes for audience questions.

1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. | Brief Luncheon Reception


2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cuba and the U.S.: History, Dynamics, Engagement

-Margaret E. Crahan, Director, Cuba Program, ILASColumbia University

-Sarah Stephens, Director, The Atlantic Platform for Innovation and Narrative

-Augusto E. Maxwell, PartnerChair, Cuba Practice, Akerman, LLP

-John McIntire y Salazar, Chairman, Cuba Emprende Foundation

-Theodore Piccone, Senior Fellow, Charles Robinson Chair, The Brookings Institution

Moderator: Ana M. Dopico, Director, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, New York University

90 minutes for panel discussion. 30 minutes for audience questions.

4:30 p.m. Reception