Julia Sweig is the Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies and Director for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and specializes in Latin America and U.S.-Latin America foreign policy. Ms. Sweig is the award-winning author of "Inside the Cuban Revolution" and director of numerous Council-sponsored Task Forces on Latin America. Her latest book "Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know" was released in June 2009.
Ms. Sweig holds a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz and an M.A. and PhD. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.