Philip Peters

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Philip Peters "joined the Lexington Institute as vice president 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, 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 served as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations Task Force on U.S.-Cuba Relations. He has given talks on the Cuban economy and U.S. policy to diverse audiences and has broad contacts in Cuba and in the U.S. policy community.

"Peters also writes on trade and immigration policy.

"Prior to joining Lexington, Peters served as a State Department appointee of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Herbert Walker Bush (six years), and as a senior aide in the House of Representatives. He speaks Spanish and French.

"Peters is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (B.S. 1978, International Economics) and the Georgetown University Graduate School (M.A. 1986, National Security Studies)."

He earned in 1998 for his job at the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution (AdTI) $114,083.

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