– Mauricio Claver-Carone has spent much of his career working in support of the
policy positions that the United States has taken against the communist Cuban
just months after Fidel Castro’s resignation, the prominent advocate and former
U.S. Department of Treasury attorney will discuss Cuba’s pro-democracy movement
and his role in that crusade as part of the UT Arlington Diversity Lecture
Claver-Carone will deliver his message, “U.S.- Cuba
Policy: From the Streets of Havana to the Halls of Capitol Hill,” at 6:30 p.m.,
Wednesday, Oct. 26 in the E.H. Hereford University Center’s Carlisle Suite, 300
W. First St. The event is free and open to the public.
are thrilled to have Mauricio Claver-Carone visit our campus,” said Frank
Lamas, vice president of UT Arlington’s Division of Student Affairs, which is hosting
the event along with the Office of Multicultural Affairs. “His lecture will be
a great learning opportunity for our students broadening their understanding of
economic, social and political issues in Cuba. Experiences such as these expand
our students ability to comprehend world issues.”
Claver-Carone serves as executive director of Cuba Democracy Advocates in
Washington, D.C., a nonpartisan organization dedicated to the promotion of
human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Cuba. In an independent
capacity, he is co-founder and director of the U.S.-Cuba Democracy PAC, the
largest, single foreign-policy political committee in the United States and the
largest Hispanic political committee in history.
to his legal work at the U.S. Treasury Department, Claver-Carone served as a
full-time faculty member of the Catholic University of America’s School of Law
and as an adjunct professor at The George Washington University’s National Law
prodigious writer, Claver-Carone’s work has been featured
in a variety of publications including The
New York Times, The
International Herald Tribune, Politico,
The Georgetown Journal of
International Law and the Yale
Journal of International Affairs.
a leading commentator on international affairs issues and editor of the
well-known blog, Capitol Hill Cubans.
Poder Magazine has recognized him as one of 20
entrepreneurs, executives, leaders and artists under 40 who are shaping the
future of the U.S. and the world.
The Miami-born lawyer
who was raised in Spain earned his undergraduate degree from Rollins College, law
degree from the Catholic University of America and master of law degree from
Georgetown University Law Center.
Martinez, director of Multicultural Affairs, noted the significance of
Claver-Carone’s upcoming visit and the importance of the lecture series.
Diversity Lecture Series has a history of hosting renowned leaders who have
been trailblazers and advocates for important social justice issues.
Claver-Carone definitely continues in this tradition,” Martinez said.
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