Keller in The Washington Examiner on Trump’s Cuba Plans


Renata Keller, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was recently interviewed on whether president-elect Donald Trump will be able to reverse President Barack Obama’s policies toward Cuba. 

Keller was interviewed for a December 5, 2016 article in The Washington Examiner entitled “Unpacking Trump’s ‘Better Deal’ on Cuba.

From the text of the article:

However, Renata Keller, an international relations professor at Boston University who studies Cuba, said Obama’s openings could prove difficult for the next administration to close.

“In practice, it would be extremely difficult because, yes, they were executive actions, but people have already been making investments based on those executive actions,” Keller said.

She pointed to scheduled commercial flights between the U.S. and Cuba and Airbnb rentals as examples of the growing business ties that Trump could struggle to sever.

You can read the entire article here.

Keller’s research and teaching interests focus on Latin American history, particularly the connections between foreign and domestic politics, the dynamics of the Cold War, and U.S. relations with Latin America. She has special expertise in Mexican, Cuban, Chilean, and Argentine history. Learn more about her here.