About Us

The Cuba Research Center is a nonprofit organization based in Alexandria, Virginia.  Founded in 2013, its purpose is to provide information about Cuba and U.S.-Cuba relations, to participate in public debate about those subjects, and to build bridges between Americans and Cubans interested in those topics.  Among its tasks, the Center will produce original research and analysis regarding the situation in Cuba, with an emphasis on Cuba’s evolving economic policies; U.S.-Cuba relations; and U.S. policy toward Cuba. 

The Center’s president, Philip Peters, first traveled to Cuba in 1991 while serving as a State Department official.  Since 1996 he has traveled there regularly to carry out research and to lead visits, including assisting ten Congressional delegations.  His research covers a range of economic and other topics, and he has testified before Congressional committees on issues in U.S. policy toward Cuba.