Sweig, Julia | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
  • Ph.D, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
  • M.A., Johns Hopkins School of Advanced Studies
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz

Julia Sweig, whose scholarship and policy innovation on Cuba helped lay the groundwork for President Obama's policy initiative, is the award-winning author of several books, including Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know, and Inside the Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro and the Urban Underground. She has also authored numerous other publications and policy reports on Cuba, U.S.-Cuban relations, Brazil as an emerging global player, Latin America and American foreign policy.

Media Expertise
  • Mexico
  • Latin America
  • Public Policy in Brazil
  • U.S./Latin America Relations
  • Latino Public Policy


Media MentionJune 17, 2017
Businessman Donald Trump could benefit from President Donald Trump's new Cuba policy

President Donald Trump on Friday announced he will reinstate tough restrictions on Americans traveling to Cuba and American companies looking to do business there, reversing course on former President Barack Obama's efforts to normalize relations with the island nation.

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Media MentionJune 16, 2017
Trump's decision to walk back relations with Cuba could help his hotel business

Julia Sweig, a senior research fellow at the LBJ School, discusses Trump's decision on Cuba and how it may help his hotel business by kneecapping its competitors. 

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Media MentionJune 16, 2017
Con cambio en política hacia Cuba, Trump podría frenar a competidores de su empresa

With a twist in US policy towards Cuba, hotel competitors at Trump's company will not be able to do business on the island.

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