Little attention had been paid to Puerto Rico before Hurricane María, perhaps because of the complex colonial relationship with the United States. This colloquium seeks to gain a better understanding of the political, material, and cultural dimensions of the fiscal crisis and of citizenship and the construction of the Body Politic in a colony. Panels also include questions related to human rights, gender, public health, migration, community power, and solar heating. Economists, legal scholars, academics, and activists from the island will be speaking.
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Four videos from the March 9th colloquium, "The Future of the Puerto Rican Body" - PART II of Bankruptcy and Citizenship: Puerto Rico, A 21st Century Colony?
PART I Videos
Two videos from the October 20th colloquium, Part I "Bankruptcy and Citizenship: Puerto Rico a 21st Century Colony?", on Debt and Colonialism in the Aftermath of Hurricane María: