U.S.-Cuba People-to-People Exchanges Symposium

Building Bridges: Strengthening Educational & Citizen Exchange Linkages between the United States and Cuba


The George Washington University’s Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication, in partnership with Sister Cities International and the U.S. Department of State, is hosting a symposium entitled Building Bridges: Strengthening Educational and Citizen Exchange Linkages between the United States and Cuba.  The symposium will explore how the new U.S. policy approach toward Cuba can promote more educational and cultural exchanges between the two countries. It will also provide an opportunity to learn from practitioners in the United States who have had experience managing academic and cultural exchange partnerships and programs in Cuba.  The two panel discussions will include presentations by U.S. government officials from the departments of State, Treasury and Commerce, and also practitioners representing Academic Programs International (API), Educational Travel Alliance and The Smithsonian Institute.

View the videos of opening remarks, the two discussions, and closing remarks. The videos are also available on IPDGC's Youtube Channel

Also check out the blog post from the Department of State on the event!  

Follow the twitter conversation here from Storify. 

Transcript available as docx download here

Other resources: 

http://sistercities.org 

http://j1visa.state.gov/

http://www.treasury.gov/ofac

http://havana.usembassy.gov/

Opening Remarks

First Panel: Government Policy & Regulations

Second Panel: Practicioner: Shared Experiences, Best Practices and Opportunities

Closing Remarks