Thursday, March 17, 2016
TIME: 11:30 am – Bar opens; 12:15 pm – Lunch served;
1-2 pm –Presentation and Q & A
PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon
William M. LeoGrande is Associate Vice-Provost for Academic Affairs, Professor of Government, and Dean Emeritus of the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington, D.C. Professor LeoGrande specializes in Comparative Politics and U.S. Foreign Policy. He has written widely in the field of Latin American politics and U.S. policy toward Latin America, with a particular emphasis on Central America and Cuba. Most recently, he co-authored Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana.
Challenging the conventional wisdom of perpetual hostility between the United States and Cuba, Back Channel to Cuba chronicles a surprising, untold history of bilateral efforts toward rapprochement and reconciliation. The authors describe how serious negotiations have been conducted by every presidential administration since Eisenhower’s through secret, back-channel diplomacy. The book illuminates a fascinating passage in U.S.-Cuban relations as it unfolded.
The book will be available for purchase and signing.