Lowell Lecture

Great Decisions | Cuba and the United States: A Discussion with Ambassador Paul Webster Hare

Date & Time

Oct. 26, 2016 at 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Suffolk University Law School
Room 365
120 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02108
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Amb. Paul Webster Hare Former British Ambassador to Cuba

Presenting Organization



Current Affairs History Politics


Michael Pizziferri (mpizziferri@worldboston.org, 6175428995)

The U.S. announced in December 17, 2014, that, after decades of isolation, it would be taking major steps to normalize relations with Cuba. The announcement marked a dramatic shift away from a policy with roots in one of the darkest moments of the Cold War—the Cuban missile crisis. Although the U.S. trade embargo is unlikely to end any time soon, American and Cuban leaders today are trying to bring a relationship once defined by antithetical ideologies into the 21st century.

Join former British Ambassador to Cuba, Paul Webster Hare for a discussion on the future of U.S. Cuba relations. What is the outlook for the island over the next decade? Will there be a transition away from the Castro regime? Can President Obama’s efforts to normalize relations be reversed? Join us for this unique panel discussion as we seek to better understand the origins of ISIS, the threat it poses to the U.S. and its allies, and the group’s potential to influence the U.S. elections. Erin O’Brien, an expert on U.S. electoral politics will join David Siddhartha Patel, an expert on the Middle East and Islam, to discuss how fears about the group are being used by candidates – and how these fears may affect the outcome of the election on November 8.