Phil Peters

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Introduction Philip Peters (contact: is President of the Cuba Research Center in Alexandria, Virginia, a nonprofit organization founded in 2013. Since 1996 he has traveled regularly to Cuba to monitor and write about economic and political developments. Peters has testified before Congress and the U.S. International Trade Commission and has given talks on Cuba and U.S. policy to diverse audiences. Prior to joining the Lexington Institute in 1999, he served as a State Department appointee of Presidents Reagan and Bush (six years), and as a senior aide in the House of Representatives. He graduated from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (1978) and the Georgetown University Graduate School (M.A. 1986, National Security Studies).