Speaker: Lorgia García-Peña, Roy G. Clouse Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of History and Literature at Harvard University
Please join us for a celebratory talk and book panel with Lorgia García-Peña, Roy G. Clouse Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of History and Literature at Harvard University. Professor García-Peña will read from and discuss her most recent book, ...
Speaker: Michael Shifter, President, Inter-American Dialogue
Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government at Harvard University
By any standard, the 2017 presidential election in Honduras was a major setback for democracy. President Juan Orlando Hernández’s decision to run for reelection was fraught with constitutional problems. The electoral authorities mysteriously stopped counting votes when the opposition candidate was ahead. When counting resumed, Hernández was somehow in the lead. Calls from the Secretary...
Merkert Chemistry Center, Room 130 | Boston College, 2601-2609 Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill, MA
Speaker: Rosa Macz, Q'eqchi Maya legal researcher at AVANCSO in Guatemala
Macz has worked extensively in the Alta Verapaz region of Guatemala, which has seen heightened tensions between indigenous groups and extractive industries, and is co-author of the recently published Despojos y resistencias: Una Mirada de la Región Extractiva Norte desde Tezulutulán-Verapaz [Dispossesion and resistance: An examination of the Northern Extractive Region in Tezulutulán-Verapaz].
Please join us for a discussion with Luis Othoniel Rosa, Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska. Professor Rosa studied at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras and holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University. He authored Comienzos para una estétia anarquista: Borges con Macedonio in 2016. Earlier this year he published his latest novel Caja de fractales a futurist novel set in a post-capitalist Puerto Rico. Before Hurricane María Puerto Rico was hit with brutal austerity measures and an un-...
Speakers: Andrew Crespo '08, Assistant Professor Law, Harvard Law School; Rafael Cox Alomar '04, Assistant Professor of Law University of the District of Columbia; David A. Clarke, School of Law; Christopher Landau '89, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Andrés W. López '95, President The Law Offices of Andrés W. López; Pedro Reina-Pérez, Professor, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras “The oldest colony in the world.”
That was the name José Trías Monge ’44 gave to his home the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico where he served as attorney general and chief...
CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S010), 1730 Cambridge Street
Trouble in Paradise: Puerto Rico After Maria
A look at 21st century Puerto Rico, especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and the preexisting crisis. Conversation about the status quo and communities standing up when faced with social abandonment.
Presented in collaboration with Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion (IBA), Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico School of Law, Consulado General de México en Boston, Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF) and The Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard