Julie Sweig

Julia Sweig is an award-winning author of books on Cuba, Latin America, and American foreign policy. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, Foreign Affairs, the Nation, the National Interest, and in Brazil’s Folha de São Paulo, among other outlets.

Her book Inside the Cuban Revolution won the American Historical Association’s 2003 Herbert Feis Award. She served as senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations for fifteen years and concurrently led the Aspen Institute’s congressional seminar on Latin America for ten years.

She holds a doctorate and master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University. She is a non-resident senior research fellow at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas-Austin and the host creator, host and executive producer of the podcast In Plain Sight, a co-production of Best-Case Studios and ABC Audio. She lives with her family outside of Washington, D.C.

Books in order of publication:

Inside the Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro and the Urban Underground – 2002

Friendly Fire: Losing Friends and Making Enemies in the Anti-American Century – 2006

Cuba: What Everyone Needs To Know – 2009

Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight – 2021

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