The San Diego World Affairs Council presents the
Distinguished Speaker "Dinner Series"
Richard Feinberg, Ph.D.
"Current Challenges to the Biden Administration in the Western Hemisphere: The Summit of the Americas - Insights into what's working and what's not."
The San Diego World Affairs Council is pleased to invite you to join us for the return of our in-person Distinguished Speaker Dinner Series, the first in-person speaker event since pre-pandemic times. Tickets include networking, an Indian buffet at Royal India, and our featured speaker, Professor Richard Feinberg!
Richard Feinberg is recognized as one of the leading U.S. experts on the countries of the Western Hemisphere. He is a professor of international political economy at the University of California, San Diego. He enjoyed a distinguished career as a diplomat, policy advisor, corporate consultant, university professor, and author of over 200 books and articles on international relations. His four decades of engagement with United States foreign policy span government services — in the White House, Department of State, and Department of the Treasury — numerous Washington-based public policy institutes, the Peace Corps in Chile, and, now, academia.
Feinberg is an authority on U.S. foreign policy, multilateral institutions (IMF, World Bank, NAFTA), and summitry (APEC, Summitry in the Americas, G-8). He is an expert on trade and investment, globalization, democratization, and non-governmental organizations.
As a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Feinberg authored reports assessing Cuba’s economic reforms on foreign investment, the country’s private enterprise and the emergence of its middle class, and solutions to U.S. property claims dating from the 1960s; and published Open for Business: Building the New Cuban Economy (2016).
Major accomplishments include publishing “The Triumph of Allende” at age 24; joining the Carter administration to focus U.S. foreign policy toward the promotion of human rights and democratic freedoms; publishing “The Intemperate Zone: The Third World and the Challenge to U.S. Foreign Policy”; serving as the principal architect of the 1994 Miami Summit of the Americas for the Clinton Administration; and since 2005 writing over 300 reviews for the Western Hemisphere book review section of Foreign Affairs magazine.