Julia E. Sweig
Julia E. Sweig "is the Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America studies and director of Latin America studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. She is the author of Friendly Fire: Losing Friends and Making Enemies in the Anti-American Century (PublicAffairs, 2006), as well as numerous scholarly articles, opinion pieces, and congressional testimonies on Cuba, Colombia, Venezuela, Latin America, and American foreign policy. She has directed several Council on Foreign Relations reports on the Andean region and on Cuba. Dr. Sweig’s Inside the Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro and the Urban Underground (Harvard University Press, 2002) received the American Historical Association’s Herbert Feis Award for best book of the year by an independent scholar.
"Dr. Sweig serves on the editorial board of Foreign Affairs en Español and, since 1999, as a consultant on Latin American affairs for the Aspen Institute’s Congressional Program. She frequently provides commentary for major television, radio, and print media, speaking in both English and Spanish. She holds a BA from the University of California and an MA and PhD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies."