SOURCE ALERT: Obama’s Announcement Normalizing Diplomatic Relations with Cuba

December 17, 2014

USC experts are available to discuss business opportunities for California, the historic import of the announcement and how Congress will react.

Opportunities for California agriculture

Carl Voigt, professor of clinical management and organization at the USC Marshall School of Business, is leading a field research trip to Cuba next week. Forty USC students will be heading to study the development of trade institutions on the island nation.

“It’s a historic day, much more so for the Cuban economy and people. But it’s also an opportunity for U.S. businesses and institutions to re-engage and help rebuild basic infrastructure and functioning markets in Cuba. There are huge opportunities for California in terms of agriculture.”

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What’s next for Congress?

Josh Lockman, lecturer on international law and U.S. foreign policy at the USC Gould School of Law, can discuss the politics surrounding the announcement on Cuba. He can talk about how Congress might react to President Obama’s use of his executive authority.

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