Join the GAC for “Cuba and the United States Today,” Thurs., Oct. 29

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Join the Global Affairs Center for a symposium on the state of the relationship between Cuba and the U.S. today led by Marc McLeod, Director, Latin American Studies and Associate Professor of History at Seattle University. This FREE event is happening Thurs., Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in the PUB Quiet Dining Room.

On December 17, 2014, an agreement between the United States and Cuba, popularly called “The Cuban Thaw”, brokered in part by Canada and Pope Francis, began the process of restoring international relations between Cuba and the United States.  On April 14, 2015, the Obama Administration announced that it would remove Cuba from the American government’s list of nations which sponsor terrorism. Shortly thereafter, Cuba and the U.S. reached a deal to reopen embassies in their respective capitals on July 20, 2015, and reestablish diplomatic relations. “Normal relations,” including fully lifting the U.S. commercial and financial embargo on Cuba, as well as allowing unrestricted travel to Cuba, are still being discussed. The United States naval base at Guantánamo Bay stands out as a particularly intractable issue in the renewed relationship.

Join us for a discussion of issues at the heart of this historic rapprochement between the two states with Marc McLeod, Director, Latin American Studies and Associate Professor of History, Seattle University. Click here for more information about Marc McLeod.

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