Waterloo, Ontario – May 6, 2009 – Cuban-relations expert Daniel Erikson will give a talk at The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) on May 6, as part of CIGI’s Signature Lecture Series.


On the threshold of a thaw and possible new chapter in U.S.-Cuban relations, Dr. Erikson will offer insight into U.S. re-engagement with Cuba and what it means for the Western Hemisphere.


Dr. Erikson is the senior associate for U.S. policy and director of Caribbean programs at Inter-American Dialogue, a leading policy forum on Western Hemisphere affairs in Washington, D.C. His critically-acclaimed book, The Cuba Wars: Fidel Castro, the United States and the Next Revolution, was a finalist in the political science category of Foreword magazine's 2008 Book of the Year Awards. Dr. Erikson has contributed to numerous television programs as a guest analyst.


A question-and-answer session and book signing will take place after the lecture.



The Cuba Wars: Fidel Castro, the United States, and the Next Revolution



Wednesday, May 6, 2009



7:00 – 9:00 pm, lecture followed by a Q&A session and book signing



The Centre for International Governance Innovation

57 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Ontario




Neve Peric
Media Relations Director


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Phone: 519.885.2444, ext. 390


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