A former U.S. diplomat told students and community members America’s relations with Cuba could improve.

John Caulfield, the former chief of mission of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Cuba, spoke about the new trade relations between the U.S. and Cuba on Tuesday night. His speech, given to about 100 people at Pugh Hall, addressed economic reform, travel sanctions and the changing attitudes of both countries’ citizens. Caulfield was not paid for his speech.     

Caulfield, who has spent three years living in Cuba, said relations between the two governments are still strained, despite the Obama administration’s renewed diplomacy with the communist country. READ MORE