Haiti, Cuba, and the History of U.S. Involvement in the Caribbean
About the Event
As the United States’ “Near Abroad,” the Caribbean has always held a central, but unheralded place in American Foreign Policy. Now, with Cuba experiencing its largest protests in decades and with a new government forming in Haiti following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, FPRI has brought together a panel of experts to discuss these situations in the context of American foreign policy. FPRI’s Barbara Fick will be joined in conversation by Dr. Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall of California State University – San Marcos and Dr. Michael Bustamante of Florida International University to discuss the history of U.S. involvement in the Caribbean, what’s really going on in Cuba and Haiti beneath the headlines, and more.
Dr. Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall - Prof. Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall is a professor of history at California State University San Marcos and the author of Slave Revolt on Screen: The Haitian Revolution in Film and Video Games, which was published in June 2021 by the University Press of Mississippi.
Barbara Fick - Dr. Barbara Fick is a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Research Institute's Eurasia Program and a U.S. Army Colonel, serving as Director of the Americas Program and Faculty Instructor at the Department of National Security at the U.S. Army War College.