Bankruptcy and Citizenship: Puerto Rico, A 21st Century Colony?
A COLLOQUIUM—PART 1
DEBT AND COLONIALISM IN THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE MARÍA
This colloquium is dedicated to the social and political consequences, as well as the human costs, of the Puerto Rican debt crisis, especially in the context of the recent hurricane. Emphasis will be on the history of US colonial domination, in addition to the implications of American citizenship on the 100 year anniversary of the Jones Act of 1917. Scholars, activists, and journalists — including Juan González from Democracy Now! — will be participating. There will be a second colloquium in March 2018 which will include economists and legal scholars from the island who could not make it now due to the hurricane.
SESSION I 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
WELCOME: GABRIELA NOUZEILLES, Director, Program in Latin American Studies, Princeton University
JUAN GONZÁLEZ, co-host of Democracy Now!, and Rutgers University
FRANCES NEGRÓN-MUNTANER, Columbia University
JEREMY ADELMAN, Princeton University
RACHEL PRICE, Princeton University
SESSION II 1:30-4:00 PM
YARIMAR BONILLA, Rutgers University
RAFAEL COX-ALOMAR, David A. Clarke School of Law
VERA S. CANDIANI, Princeton University
ROBERT A. KARL, Princeton University
Live streaming will be available at https://mediacentrallive.princeton.edu
This event may be broadcast on live Television by outside media organizations.
Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Program in Latin American Studies