~A special two-day program focusing on human rights around the world~
Promoting Human Rights and Democratic Reforms in Cuba
After focusing on human rights issues in the Middle East, Asia and Russia on Day One of “Human Rights Hotspots,” our second day’s program will examine the evolving situation nearest to our shores in Cuba.
On December 17, President Obama announced a series of drastic policy changes toward Cuba. What many may now view as concessions to the Castro regime following a prisoner swap was in fact the White House ending the United States’ long tradition of supporting human rights and democratic reforms on the island. Despite what the Obama Administration has attempted to portray, this new policy will not lead to greater freedoms for the Cuban people. Join us as prominent experts discuss the human rights situation as well as the future of democratic reforms on the island.
Click here to view the agenda for Day One on January 22
More About the Speakers
Rosa María Payá
Cuban Christian Liberation Movement and daughter of slain dissident Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas
Ambassador Roger Noriega
Former Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs
Executive Director at the Center for a Free Cuba
Policy Analyst, Latin America and the Western Hemisphere