April 3, 2015

3:00 PM
Obama and Latin America (Lecture at Ohio University)

Bentley Hall 124
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701

CEPR Senior Associate for International Policy Alexander Main will lecture at Ohio University on April 3, 2015. He will discuss the following topic: 

On April 10 President Obama is expected to join his Latin American and Caribbean counterparts at the seventh Summit of the Americas in Panama City. Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba and allow its socialist government to participate in the Summit for the first time has led to predictions that the U.S. president will be warmly received by the region's leaders. But, while the White House policy shift on Cuba has undoubtedly removed one stumbling block for U.S. relations with its southern neighbors, new points of contention have emerged and old sources of tension persist. Will Obama, in the short time he has left in office, succeed in steering the U.S. foreign policy machine in a more constructive direction, or will relations between the U.S. and Latin America continue to grow more distant?

This event is free and open to the public.