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"Our Man in Havana: Reconciliation and Beyond"


International Affairs Building, Room 1501


March 28, 2016 4:00PM to 6:00PM

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The International Conflict Resolution Specialization at the School of International and Public Affairs presents

Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis, Charge d'Affaires, Embassy of the United States, Havana, Cuba.

Moderated by Dr. Edward Luck, Director, International Conflict Resolution Specialization

and Dr. Christopher Sabatini, Adjunct Professor, SIPA; Founder and Editor,

Opening remarks by Merit E. Janow, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.

In the wake of President Obama's historic visit to Cuba, US Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis will discuss the behind the scenes negotiations that led to the breakthrough in US-Cuban relations, the results of the President's visit, and the contested path ahead.

BIO: A SIPA alumnus, Ambassador DeLaurentis has been Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Havana, Cuba, since August 2014. Having served twice previously in Havana and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, he is one of Washington's most seasoned experts on relations with Latin America. Before his current appointment, Ambassador DeLaurentis served as the US representative to the United Nations Security Council and as Minister Counselor for Political Affairs and Security Council Coordinator at the US Mission to the United Nations.

Cosponsors: International Conflict Resolution, Institute for Latin American Studies, Human Rights and Humanitarian Policy, United Nations Studies, Cuba Program, Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies.


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