David Axelrod, Director, Institute of Politics, The University of Chicago
Peter Schechter, Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council
Paul Maslin, Principle Researcher; Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz and Associates
Dr. Alberto Coll, Professor of Law and Director, European and Latin American Legal Studies Program, DePaul University
If you thought nothing new could ever be said about the Cuba debate, you would be mistaken. Five decades of an embargo were thrust back into public discourse after the Obama-Raul Castro handshake in December. The handshake ignited a debate over whether the US is ready to make peace with its long-time Cold War foe. Over the last few years, the loosening of some restrictions has led to increased flows of remittances and people. But the handshake also stirred strong criticism from the GOP; Senator McCain claimed that it gave “Raul some propaganda to continue to prop up his dictatorial, brutal regime." Join us for a discussion with the Atlantic Council of the first in-depth, bipartisan, national poll on American attitudes towards Cuba.