The Trump Administration and the Future of U.S.-Latin America Relations

April 15, 2019 at 78:30 p.m.Calendar Icon

TimeApril 15, 2019 at 78:30 p.m.

Dr. Arturo Lopez-Levy is Bruce Gray Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor at Gustavus Adolphus College. His research agenda focuses on Latin America, Cuba and U.S. role in world affairs. Lopez-Levy graduated from the Cuban Diplomatic Academy in Havana in 1992 and later pursued masters' studies in Economics and International Affairs in Carleton University (Ottawa) and Columbia University (NYC). He got his PhD in International Studies at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies of the University of Denver (2016).

Lopez-Levy has taught more than thirty semester-length courses of American politics, international relations, comparative politics, Latin American politics, U.S. foreign policy, political economy of globalization and other topics in prestigious colleges and universities of the United States (Gustavus Adolphus College, University of Texas, New York University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Denver, Mills College, and others). He is a co-author of the book "Raul Castro and the New Cuba: A Close-up view of Change" (McFarland, 2012) based on his experience as political analyst for the Cuban government between 1992 and 1994 and his observations after living in Cuba, Israel and the United States.

Lopez-Levy has been a Development fellow at the Oslo Academy of Global Governance of the University of Oslo. He has published several articles and papers about Cuban politics and economy, Cuban foreign policy, Mexico and U.S.-Cuba relations. He is a member of the editorial board of Cuban Studies, the premier academic journal about Cuba in the United States. As a consultant of the New America Foundation and the Inter-American dialogue in 2010-2014, he published extensively about Cuba's political liberalization and economic reform in Foreign Policy, Foreign Policy in Focus, the National Interest, Esglobal, infolatam, the Chicago Tribune, and other journals, newspapers and websites. In 2005, he won the Leonard Marks Essay Prize on Foreign Policy Creative writing of the American Academy of Diplomacy.

This lecture will discuss the dynamics and challenges of U.S.-Latin American relations under the presidency of Donald J. Trump.

PostedApr 17, 2019