Historians, scholars, economists, policymakers and award-winning journalists explored Cuba’s history and relationship to the United States, recent shifts in public opinion, generational changes in Cuban-American immigrant communities, economic factors, as well as current conflicts and policy debates. Sessions focused on policy shifts in Washington, the economy of Cuba, public health innovation, environmental stewardship, human rights, free expression and prospects for reform.
The conference included expert briefings, policy discussions and peer-to-peer conversations focused on journalistic craft. "Covering Cuba in an Era of Change" was made possible by a generous grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies, with supplemental funding from the Ford Foundation.
Congressman Jim McGovern, Democrat, 2nd District, Massachusetts
Archbishop Thomas Wenski, Archdiocese of Miami
Gregory B. Craig, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and former White House Counsel under President Barack Obama
Jon Lee Anderson, Staff Writer, The New Yorker
Ann Louise Bardach, Journalist and author
Louis A. Pérez, Jr., J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History, University of North Carolina
Miriam Celaya, Journalist and blogger
Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Writer, artist and blogger