Daniel P. Erikson is the senior associate for US policy and director of Caribbean programs at the Inter-American Dialogue. He is the author of The Cuba Wars: Fidel Castro, the United States, and the Next Revolution (Bloomsbury Press, 2008). His book chapters appear in The Obama Administration and the Americas: Agenda for Change (2009), The Diplomacies of Small States (2009), Latin America’s Struggle for Democracy (2008), Looking Forward: Comparative Perspectives on Cuba’s Transition (2007), Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Latin America (2007), and Transforming Socialist Economies: Lessons for Cuba and Beyond (2005), which he co-edited.

Mr. Erikson has taught Latin American politics at Johns Hopkins-SAIS, is frequently interviewed in US and international media, and has testified before the US Congress. His past positions include research associate at Harvard Business School and Fulbright scholar in US-Mexican business relations. He earned a Masters in Public Policy as a Dean’s Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a BA from Brown University. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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