Join Us

Thursday, September 15, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
NAFSA: 1307 New York Avenue NW, 1st Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

Keynote and panel speakers representing higher education, government, and the nonprofit community will provide insights on latest developments. This is an excellent opportunity for the international education community to hear about the bilateral relationship between the United States and Cuba; receive the latest regulatory and advocacy information; and learn about best practices in academic exchanges and developing strategic partnerships.


Time Event

8:00 a.m.

Check-in and Breakfast at the NAFSA office

8:15 a.m.

Introductions and Welcome – Dorothea Antonio, NAFSA and Fanta Aw, American University and President, NAFSA

8:30 a.m.

Examination of the bilateral relationship between the U.S. and Cuba: How we got to where we are now and what lies ahead – William LeoGrande, professor of government and specialist in Latin American politics and U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America, American University

9:10 a.m.

Government Panel: The Current Environment for Educational and Cultural Exchanges

9:50 a.m.

The Socio-Economic Situation in Cuba and its Implications for Higher Education – Margaret E. Crahan, senior research scholar and director/Cuba program, Columbia University

10:30 a.m.


10:40 a.m.

Innovation Panel: Education & International Partnerships

11:20 a.m.

Looking Ahead: Impact of the Changes in the US-Cuban Relationship – Bill LeoGrande and Meg Crahan

11:50 a.m.


Schedule subject to change.


The event is being offered at no charge to all NAFSA members and $25 for non-members. Please e-mail [email protected] for more information.