More Americans traveled to Cuba in the last year than ever before, thanks to the opening of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba and the easing of travel restrictions. Despite the surge in tourism, however, Cuba’s economy continues to stagnate and even contracted in 2016 due to mismanagement by the Cuban government. With the possibility of a cut in Venezuelan subsidies or a reversal of U.S. policies, Cuba’s situation could get worse.
Charles Shapiro, president of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta, is extensively quoted in this Q&A from Latin America Advisor.
Charles Shapiro, council president and former Ambassador to Venezuela, is widely quoted in this article from Knowledge @ Wharton.
As a British expatriate, Atlantan Jeffrey Bowman followed the UK referendum with especially keen interest.
Leicester winning the Premier League may just be the “greatest sporting tale ever told.”
In Atlanta on May 2, CARE, CSIS and the World Affairs Council have organized a conference to explore health and refugees. The conference will discuss the health needs of those populations at the epicenter of the crisis – those living in war zones – as well as what needs to be done to strengthen regional capacities to assist these populations and how receiving countries meet the health needs of refugees.
Ambassador Shapiro discusses the future of U.S. Cuban relations with WGVU’s Shelley Irwin.
In his review of Midnight in Mexico by reporter Alfredo Corchado, Ambassador Charles Shapiro explains why it was the most influential book he read in 2015.
Amanda Mattingly’s article “The Changing Face of Cuba” was inspired by her trip to Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad with Ambassador Charles Shapiro and members of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta in April 2015. Amanda and the other participants met with many individuals in Cuba – artists, entrepreneurs, economists, urban planners, foreign and US diplomats among them – who were so generous in sharing their views on Cuba, how the country looks today, and what it may look like tomorrow.
A memorial service organized by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta and Morehouse College honoring the late Nelson Mandela brought Cedric Suzman, the council’s executive vice president and director of programming, out from behind the scenes, Wayne Lord, the council’s founding president, recalled at Dr. Suzman’s retirement dinner Dec. 14…