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CUBA – US Relations in the Trump Era

March 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Dr. Marguerite Rose Jiménez is Director for Cuba at the Washington Office on Latin America.  Prior to joining WOLA, Dr. Jiménez served as senior policy advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce where her portfolio included the Western Hemisphere and commercial relations between the United States and Cuba. Dr. Jiménez has also worked for the Council on Foreign Relations, the Institute for Policy Studies, the U.S. Department of State and with a variety of other organizations focused on issues related to U.S. foreign policy and international cooperation in the Americas with a special emphasis on Cuba, diplomacy, and global health. She has been traveling to and working on Cuba for the past 12 years. Beyond her work on Cuba, Dr. Jiménez spent five years conducting research on immunization and childhood health programs in Latin America, as well as on HIV/AIDS programs, sexual and reproductive health, and primary health care initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean. She has also served as a White House Fellow working on issues of diversity and inclusion and on parental leave polices, taught public policy, and served as the co-director of the Latino Youth Conference working to increase resources and support for minority and first-generation students on college campuses.

Dr. Jiménez received her doctorate from American University and is the author or co-author of numerous reports, articles, and book chapters and is the co-editor of two books on Cuba, A Contemporary Cuba Reader: Reinventing the Revolution (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007) and A Contemporary Cuba Reader: the Revolution Under Raul (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015.

Dr. Jiménez will analyze possible next steps in US policy towards Cuba on the part of both the White House and Congress.


March 20, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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