The Legal Context of US-Cuba Relations:
Challenges for the Future
Please join us for a timely panel discussion in the wake of President Obama’s recent move to reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba.
Speakers include honored guests of the Cuban Interests Section.
Moderator: Sarah Moderator: Sarah Stephens
Sarah Stephens is the executive director of the Center for Democracy in the Americas. A long-time human rights advocate, Sarah began her work in the 1980s at El Rescate, a center for Central American refugees in Los Angeles, and then worked for the Hollywood Women’s Political Committee on human rights issues from 1990-91. She later founded and directed Artists for a Hate Free America, an entertainment industry-backed organization geared toward encouraging youth involvement in human rights and civil rights issues.
Guest Speaker: Phil Peters
A Cuba expert, Peters has traveled throughout the island to monitor the market-based changes in Cuba's economy. He has published studies on small business, foreign investment, information technology, historic preservation, state enterprise reform, and other topics. He is also an analyst of U.S. policy toward Cuba. His articles have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, Barron's, The Miami Herald, National Geographic Traveler, and specialized publications and he has provided interviews and commentary on CNN, NBC, Fox News Channel, Univision, and numerous radio programs.
2nd Guest Speaker: TBA
Refreshments and Mix & Mingle - 5:15-6:15 PM
Panel Discussion - 6:30-8:00 PM
Friday, March 20, 2015
5:15 PM – 8:00 PM
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
4340 Connecticut Ave., NW, Bldg. 52
Room 518 (Moot Courtroom)
Co-sponsored by the Cuban Interests Section, Black Law Students Association, Black Men’s Law Society, Latino/a Law Students Association, National Lawyers Guild, & Student Bar Association