The John Marshall Law School Hosts Cuban Ambassador Cabañas Rodríguez Discussing 50 Years of Change

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Cuba’s ability to realize the benefits of hundreds of new private-sector initiatives depends largely on whether the U.S. sees that Cuba’s government has evolved.

Cuba’s ability to realize the benefits of hundreds of new private-sector initiatives depends largely on whether the U.S. sees that Cuba’s government has evolved.

That is among the topics Cuban Ambassador José Ramón Cabañas Rodríguez is expected to discuss at The John Marshall Law School Oct. 25.

Ambassador Cabañas Rodríguez, chief of the Cuban Interests Section for the U.S., will deliver an address, “Cuba 50 Years Later: From Revolution to Evolution” as a guest lecturer at an 11:30 a.m. luncheon.

Ambassador Cabañas Rodríguez, stationed in Washington, D.C., is visiting the Chicago area. His visit to John Marshall is co-sponsored by the law school’s Cuba Interest Study Group & the Council on Latin American Relations.

The ambassador is expected to discuss the Cuban government’s launch earlier this year of a systemic policy of promoting 313 new private-sector initiatives. The Cuba Interest Study Group is examining whether or not the full potential of these new increased economic freedoms for the Cuban people will be realized.

Cabañas Rodríguez has served in the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1993. He has served as ambassador to Austria and as the permanent representative to the International Organizations in Vienna. From 2009 to 2012, he was deputy minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and in March 2013 he was appointed chief of the Cuban Interests Section.

Reservations are required for this program, to be held at John Marshall at 315 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, and are being accepted at events.jmls.edu

Questions on the program can be addressed by John Marshall Professor Linda Crane at 7crane(at)jmls(dot)edu

About The John Marshall Law School
The John Marshall Law School, founded in 1899, is an independent law school located in the heart of Chicago’s legal, financial and commercial districts. Through classes, clinics and special programs, students develop the strategic, analytical and transactional lawyering skills that are so valuable to employers. Its excellent curriculum, coupled with outstanding skills and experiential learning, help make John Marshall graduates practice-ready from day one. For practicing attorneys, John Marshall offers nine LLM degrees, more than any other law school in the Midwest. John Marshall is also a leader in providing distance education options in intellectual property, estate planning and employee benefits at the advanced graduate degree level. John Marshall offers six clinical experiences, including the nationally recognized Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic and the Fair Housing Legal Clinic. U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Graduate Schools 2014 edition ranks John Marshall’s Lawyering Skills Program second and its Intellectual Property Law program 12th in the nation.

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