Last updated on: 4/25/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Howard Berman, LLB Biography

Title:
Former Member of the US House of Representatives (D-CA)
Position:
Con to the question "Should the United States Maintain Its Embargo against Cuba?"
Reasoning:

“I am passionately opposed to the travel restrictions because I feel they infringe on Americans’ right to travel, and are foolish. I am mildly opposed to the embargo because I think it is foolish. We have utilized it for decades, and it hasn’t achieve its goal of bringing down a despotic regime.”

Email to ProCon.org, Apr. 26, 2013

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
Individuals with JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to foreign policy in general or the Cuba embargo specifically. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to foreign policy in general or the Cuba embargo specifically.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Advisor, Covington & Burling lobbying firm, 2013-present
  • Member, US House of Representatives (D-CA), Jan. 3, 1983–Jan. 3, 2013
  • Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Feb. 11, 2008–Jan. 3, 2011
  • Recipient, President’s award, National Music Publishers Association, 2007
  • Recipient, First Annual Farmworker Justice Award, 2000
  • Member, California State Assembly, 1973-1982
  • Majority Leader, California State Assembly, 1974-1980
Education:
  • LLB, University of California at Los Angeles, 1965
  • BA, International Relations, University of California at Los Angeles, 1960
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should the United States Maintain Its Embargo against Cuba?