Marifeli Pérez-Stable is vice president for democratic governance at the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington, DC and a professor of sociology at Miami’s Florida International University. Dr. Pérez-Stable chaired the Task Force on Memory, Truth, and Justice which published the report, Cuban National Reconciliation, in April 2003. She is the director of “National Dialogues on Democracy in Latin America,” a project sponsored by the Inter-American Dialogue with the cooperation of the Organization of American States. She is an editorial contributor to the Miami Herald, author of The Cuban Revolution: Origins, Course, and Legacy (Oxford University Press,1993 and 1999), and editor of the reader, Looking Forward: Comparative Perspectives on Cuba’s Transition (University of Notre Dame Press, 2007). Dr. Pérez-Stable is currently working on “Intimate Enemies,” a book about the United States and Cuba after the Cold War.