Oct 20, 2017, 9:30 am9:30 am
East Pyne 010


Event Description

A Colloquium Part I- 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.

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