Discovery Series Cuba
How much has really changed in the United States’ relationship with Cuba? How do Cubans see the future of U.S.-Cuba relations? Join us for a conversation with Dr. Arturo Lopez-Levy, a Bruce Gray Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor at Gustavus Adolphus College. His research agenda focuses on Latin America, Cuba, and the United States role in world affairs.
Lopez-Levy graduated from the Cuban Diplomatic Academy in Havana in 1992 and later worked as political analyst for the Cuban government until 1994, when he resigned to his position. Between 1999 and 2001, he was secretary of the Bnai Brith lodge of the Cuban Jewish Community. He has masters’ studies in economics and international affairs in Carleton University (Ottawa) and Columbia University (NYC). He got his PhD in international studies at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies of the University of Denver (2016).
Lopez-Levy has been a development fellow at the Oslo Academy of Global Governance of the University of Oslo. He has published several articles and papers about Cuban politics and economy, Cuban foreign policy, Mexico, and U.S.-Cuba relations. He is a member of the editorial board of Cuban Studies, the premier academic journal about Cuba in the United States. As a consultant of the New America Foundation and the Inter-American dialogue in 2010-2014, he published extensively about Cuba’s political liberalization and economic reform in Foreign Policy, Foreign Policy in Focus, the National Interest, Esglobal, infolatam, the Chicago Tribune, and other printed and online publications.