During this historic summer in which the U.S. and Cuba are reestablishing diplomatic relations, Suffolk Law Professor Elizabeth Trujillo was invited to Havana, Cuba, to speak on a panel, “Pathways to Building a Corporate Infrastructure in Cuba.”

The panel was part of the 25th Anniversary of the Midwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference. The event brought together one of the first official delegations of U.S. attorneys going to Cuba since President Obama announced the opening of the U.S. embassy in Havana this August.  U.S. legal academics had the opportunity to exchange ideas with Cuban legal academics, writers, lawyers, and economists. 

Topics discussed spanned from recent Cuban policy on investment and property rights to the success of women in Cuba and “colorism” in Cuba. 

“It was a great opportunity to ‘See Things as They Are’ in Cuba today, with all its rich history and culture, and experience the warmth and diversity of its people,” says Professor Trujillo, invoking the title of the conference.