Friday, March 22, 2013
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Larry Walker Room, Rusk Hall
Controversy has surrounded the trade embargo on Cuba since its imposition by the United States in the 1960s. This conference sponsored by the Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy will bring together a variety of viewpoints for a fruitful discussion on the effectiveness and consequences of economic sanctions as well as the potential outlook for trade with the United States in a post-embargo era. Panelists will include Cuban and American scholars, legal practitioners and trade specialists. The first panel will lay the groundwork for the conference by discussing the economic effects of the embargo over the past 50 years, the effect of the embargo on political and economic reforms in Cuba and the possibility for changes in Cuba with or without economic sanctions. There will be a discussion in the second panel on executive actions that might be taken to ease sanctions short of legislation and the legal issues related to lifting the embargo through legislation. The final panel will explore the potential impact of lifting the embargo on trade and investment opportunities and on the U.S.-Cuban economic relationship.
The lunchtime keynote speaker will be José R. Cabañas, Chief of the Cuban Interests Section in Washington, D.C.
This conference is co-sponsored by the Hispanic Law Students Association, the Georgia Society of International and Comparative Law, and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute. CLE credits are available.
Please register here.