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SUNY Cortland symposium unites U.S. Cuba

Friday April 29, 2016, Cortland Standard

“History was made on Thursday at SUNY Cortland, as the first major symposium on U.S.-Cuba relations since President Barack Obama visited Cuba in March was hosted at the college. William Cohen, former secretary of defense during the Clinton Administration, served as keynote speaker. More than eighty people — faculty members, students, local residents — congregated into the Sperry Center’s lecture hall before the start of the four-session symposium to hear a variety of expert panelists discuss a range of topics, from politics to baseball. The latter being the overriding topic of the event, which was sponsored by the Caribbean Baseball Initiative, a consortium of baseball executives that hope to bridge U.S.-Cuba relations using the sport.”

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