Bankruptcy and Citizenship: Puerto Rico, a 21st Century Colony?

Fri, Oct 20, 2017, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

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

SPEAKERS
JUAN GONZÁLEZ, co-host of Democracy Now!, and Rutgers University
FRANCES NEGRÓN-MUNTANER, Columbia University

DISCUSSANTS
JEREMY ADELMAN, Princeton University
RACHEL PRICE, Princeton University

SESSION II 1:30-4:00 PM

SPEAKERS
YARIMAR BONILLA, Rutgers University
RAFAEL COX-ALOMAR, David A. Clarke School of Law

DISCUSSANTS
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

 

 

Location: 
East Pyne 010
Audience: 
Faculty
Graduate
Undergraduate
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