Luncheon panel discussion hosted by Canadian Council for the Americas and the Canadian International Council

Sponsored by Sherritt

How soon till we get there? US re-engagement with Cuba and what it means for Canada

Date: May 6th, 2009

Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Place: The University Club of Toronto
380 University Avenue,
Toronto, ON, M5G 1R6

CCA and CIC Members - $45.00 Non-Members - $75.00

Dan Erikson - Author of “The Cuba Wars: Fidel Castro, the United States and the Next Revolution” (2008), a finalist of the “2008 Book of the Year Award”, Mr. Erikson is Senior Associate for U.S. policy and Director of Caribbean programs at the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington DC and Co-Editor of “Transforming Socialist Economies: Lessons for Cuba and Beyond” (2005).

Mark Entwistle - Former Canadian Ambassador to Cuba, Mr. Entwistle is President of CHIBAS Consulting, a specialist consultancy in Cuban business, and is a director of several public and private companies with interests in Cuba. Mr. Entwistle is a Fellow of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute.

Hal Klepak - Based in Havana for the past two years, Dr Klepak writes extensively on defence, Latin American and Cuban matters. His last book is entitled, `Cuba’s Military 1990-2005: Revolutionary Soldiers in Counter-revolutionary Times (2005). He is currently working on a military biography of Raúl Castro.

Arch Ritter - Professor and former Chair of Economics at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Dr. Ritter has published “Cuba in the International System: Integration and Normalization” (Co-Editor, 2005), and “The Cuban Economy” (Editor, 2003).

Lana Wylie - CIC Associate, Dr. Wylie is publishing, “Canadian Foreign Policy in Critical Perspective” (Co-Editor, forthcoming 2009), “Our place in the Sun: Canada and Cuba in the Castro Era” (Co-Editor, forthcoming 2009), and “Perceptions of Cuba: Deciphering the Disparate American and Canadian Foreign Policies” (forthcoming 2010).

Moderated by Amanda Lang, Host of “SqueezePlay, Business News Network

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