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 US diplomat who served at the US Mission to Somalia and the US Embassy in South Sudan, joined the Council in 2021. Her work focuses on building awareness and understanding of a "restraint" approach to foreign policy, which seeks to limit the use of military force to the defense of core US national security interests and favors robust diplomatic engagement.
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