US-Cuba Engagement:
What's in it for Tennessee?

New Atlantic Council Poll To Be Launched Shows Majority Support Across Political Parties​

 Tennessee voters aren't necessarily big fans of the Obama administration's policies. But is the Cuba policy an exception? With Tennessee Senator Bob Corker at the helm of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the state holds significant sway over US foreign policy and the future of the US-Cuba relationship. How can Tennesseans benefit from greater opening with Cuba? What are the business opportunities?

Join the Atlantic Council and Engage Cuba for the Nashville release of a poll of heartland voters in Tennessee, Indiana, Iowa, and Ohio — states critical to the president election, with key congressional delegations, or both — on what they think of US-Cuba policy. 

Catherine Glover
Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry

David Plazas
Opinion Engagement Editor
The Tennessean

Bill Lane
Senior Director, Global Government & Corporate Affairs 
Caterpillar Inc.

Glen Bolger
Project Pollster, Partner 
Public Opinion Strategies (POS)

Peter Schechter
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Introductory Remarks:
James Williams
Engage Cuba

Video, Infographics, and Poll Results

Follow along on Twitter: #ACOpenCuba

For questions on this event, please contact Rachel DeLevie-Orey at 

Press Inquiries:

Monday, December 7, 2015

11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  

Nashville Renaissance Hotel
611 Commerce St
Nashville, TN 37203