12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Curtis Memorial Library
23 Pleasant Street
Brunswick , Maine 04011
Winter Wisdom – The Uncertain State of U.S./Cuba Relations
President Trump’s decision to discontinue normalizing relations with Cuba has called into question the short- and long–term future of relations between the long-time foes. Are we returning to the hostility of the Cold War years or did Obama’s opening progress to such an extent that a return to a more confrontational policy is unlikely? This talk will explore the factors that contributed to Obama and Raul Castro’s decision to normalize relations, the Trump administration’s apparent about-face and the prospect for future relations. Allen Wells is Emeritus Professor of History at Bowdoin College. He received his B.A. degree in History and Latin American studies from SUNY, Binghampton, and his Ph.D. from Stony Brook University. In addition to his teaching career, he has pursued research interests in modern Mexico, the history of commodities, and U.S./Latin America relations.
Free Event is sponsored by The Highlands, Topsham, ME. For more information, please visit: https://midcoastseniorcollege.org/winter-wisdom/