Ambassador Lianys Torres Rivera on Cuba-US Relations
Ambassador Lianys Torres Rivera provides her perspective on the future of the relationship between Cuba and the United States.
About This Event
In 2015, Cuba and the United States opened embassies in their respective capital cities after 54 years without formal diplomatic ties. Yet despite the restoration of ties, many challenges still exist in the relationship between Cuba and the US. Ambassador Lianys Torres Rivera joins Elizabeth Shackelford to discuss her perspective on what the future may hold for Cuba-US relations.
About the Speakers
Lianys Torres Rivera
Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, Embassy of Cuba in the US
Lianys Torres Rivera is the first woman to lead Cuba’s mission in Washington. She has been a diplomat since 1994 and previously served as Cuba’s Ambassador to Vietnam.
Senior Fellow, US Foreign Policy
Elizabeth Shackelford, a former career diplomat who served the US Mission to Somalia and the US Embassy in South Sudan, focuses on building awareness and understanding of a "restraint" approach to foreign policy, which seeks to limit the use of force to core US security interests and favors diplomatic engagement.
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