Philip Peters joined the Lexington Institute in April 1999. He has responsibility for international economic programs with a focus on Latin America.
A Cuba expert, Peters has traveled throughout the island to monitor the market-based changes in Cuba's economy. He has published studies on small business, foreign investment, information technology, historic preservation, state enterprise reform, and other topics. He is also an analyst of U.S. policy toward Cuba. His articles have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, Barron's, The Miami Herald, National Geographic Traveler, and specialized publications, and he has provided interviews and commentary on CNN, NBC, Fox News Channel, Univision, and numerous radio programs.
Peters is an advisor to the Cuba Working Group that formed in January 2002 in the House of Representatives. He has testified before Congress and the U.S. International Trade Commission and has given talks on Cuba and U.S. policy to diverse audiences.
He also writes on trade and immigration policy.
Prior to joining Lexington, Peters served as a State Department appointee of Presidents Reagan and Bush (six years), and as a senior aide in the House of Representatives. He speaks Spanish and French.
Peters holds degrees from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (1978) and the Georgetown University Graduate School (M.A. 1986, National Security Studies).
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