Philip Brenner- March 8
Tuesday, March 8, Museum of Fine Arts starting at 5:30 PM
Philip Brenner, "Behind the Scenes of the U.S.-Cuba Turnaround."
•A senior professor in the U.S. Foreign Policy program at American University, Phillip Brenner is the country’s foremost scholar of the Cuban Revolution, and has been instrumental in the improvement in bilateral relations. He is the author of four books and many articles on Latin America, Cuba, and Congress.
Brenner's relationship with the Cuban American peace process started with long, private dinners with Fidel Castro over the course of decades, and continued with assisting in brokering the recent formal recognition of Cuba.
Brenner has appeared on all major networks, especially BBC, VOA, NPR, France Télévisions, BBC, NHK World (English), and C-Span.
Brenner was a founder of the National Security Archive, an NGO that seeks to declassify and disseminate documents about U.S. foreign policy. The Archive’s holdings are required reading for journalists, policy makers and historians.
In 2000 Brenner received a Diploma Honoris Causa from the Inter-American Defense College, and in 2008, he was named American University’s “Teacher of the Year,”
Brenner’s other awards include a Congressional Fellowship; and a Fulbright award; he received his PhD from the Johns Hopkins University.
“Nobody,” a reviewer of Brenner’s books noted, “has struggled longer nor better than Brenner, in reaching a deep and comprehensive understanding of how the world looks through the eyes of our adversaries.”