Advancing Collaboration between the United States and Cuba in Marine Science and Conservation

The Center for International Policy and Ocean Doctor are pleased to present:
Advancing Collaboration between the United States and Cuba
in Marine Science and Conservation
May 8, 2014 1:00pm-3:00pm
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Butler Room
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036-2103
Refreshments will be served
(Please RSVP to
On the morning of May 8th, Members of the U.S. Congress
will meet with representatives of the Cuban Interests Section
along with Cuban and American marine scientists in an unprecedented briefing
with the goal of developing specific steps designed to elevate the level of collaboration
in marine science and conservation between Cuba and the U.S.
Scientific research focused on the marine waters the two countries share
has been one of the few areas of strong, consistent collaboration between
the United States and Cuba over the past 50 years, a period during which
the two countries have not had formal diplomatic relations.
Please join us for a unique panel discussion to learn about the results of this landmark meeting
and what it may mean for the future of marine science and international relations.
Invited Speakers/Panelists
Ambassador Jose R. Cabañas Rodríguez Ph.D.
Head of Mission, Cuban Interests Section (Washington, DC)
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) (invited)
Chair, Senate Oceans Caucus
Dr. Wayne S. Smith
Senior Fellow, Center for International Policy (Washington, DC)
Dr. David E. Guggenheim
President, Ocean Doctor (Washington, DC)
Robert L. Muse
Muse and Associates (Washington, DC)
Dr. Julio A. Baisre
Vicedirector, National Aquarium of Cuba/Acuario Nacional de Cuba
(Havana, Cuba)
Dr. Robert E. Hueter
Director, Center for Shark Research, Mote Marine Laboratory (Sarasota, Florida)
Dr. Fabián Pina Amargos
Director, Center for Coastal Ecosystem Research/
Centro de Investigaciones Ecosistemas Costeras (Cayo Coco, Cuba)
David A. Balton
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Fisheries
Bureau of Oceans & International Environmental & Scientific Affairs,
U.S. Department of State (Washington, DC)
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