Dr. Jennifer McCoy lays out the issues to watch for the Americas Summit in Panama
President Obama will join 34 other heads of state from the Western Hemisphere in Panama today, including — for the first time — Cuba. The Summit of the Americas represents an extraordinary opportunity for the United States to deepen ties with like-minded democracies and a consumer market of 620 million people. It comes on the brink of normalization of relations with Cuba after five decades of hostility, with high expectations of warm, fuzzy photographs of the two countries’ leaders.
Dr. Jennifer McCoy
Distinguished University Professor
Interim Director of the Global Studies Institute