Jose Ramon Cabañas Rodriguez is the director of the Research Centre for International Policy (CIPI), Havana, Cuba.
Rodriguez served in the Cuban diplomatic service for 37 years. In the domestic service, he has been deputy director of the US and Canada at MINREX, director of consular affairs and of Cubans residing abroad, director of document management and deputy minister of foreign relations. In the external service, he served in Canada and was ambassador to Austria, Slovenia and Croatia, permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna, head of the Cuban interests section in Washington, and later Ambassador to the US.
He has been a member of a number of Cuban delegations to the United Nations General Assembly.