Diplomatic Encounters: the Future of US-Cuban Relations

Lecture Series

November 18, 2016

2:00PM-3:30PM

Coulter Lounge

The University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, International House, Center for Middle Eastern Studies and other area studies centers are joining forces with the Chicago Consular Corps to expand the Diplomatic Encounters series to better connect the UChicago community with representatives of diplomatic missions from around Chicago and across the nation. The series aims to provide a venue to hear from leading diplomats, engage them in open dialogue, and come to a better understanding of the issues, challenges, and opportunities facing countries around the world. Programs for the series are held throughout the academic year.

This program will feature Miguel Fraga, the First Secretary at the Cuban Embassy in Washington D.C. since the re-establishment of diplomatic relations in July 2015.

Miguel Fraga has served as First Secretary at the Cuban Embassy in Washington D.C. since the re-establishment of diplomatic relations in July 2015. From 2008-2011 he served at the Cuban Embassy in Canada, and has worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in both the North American and U.S. Divisions and at the Office of the Minister since 2006. Mr. Fraga was also a member of the People’s Power Provincial Assembly of the City of Havana. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Havana Faculty of La in 2003, and received a MS in Foreign Relations in 2005 from the Higher Institute of Foreign Relations “Raúl Roa García”.

Free and open to the public. 

Presented by International House, the Institute of Politics, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Center for Latin American Studies.