ICS Lecture: A Re-reading of José Martí

As part of its Conferencias Caribeñas 7 lecture series for the 2010-2011 academic year, the Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) of the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras (UPR-RP) invites the academic community and the general public to the lecture “Nuestra América no era (ni es) la América Latina: Una relectura de  José Martí” [‘Our America’ was not (and is not) Latin America: A Re-reading of José Martí] by Dr. Antonio Gaztambide Géigel (Department of Social Sciences-General Studies, UPR-Río Piedras). Dr. Carlos Rojas Osorio, (Humanities Department, UPR-Humacao) will serve as commentator. The activity will be held on Thursday, September 30, from 1:00 to 3:00pm in Amphitheater REB 238 (Ramón Emeterio Betances Building), School of Social Sciences, University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras.

This presentation will be transmitted LIVE on-line at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cc71. All suggestions and commentary on the televised transmission will be welcome. You may send comments to iec@uprrp.edu.

Antonio Gaztambide holds a PhD in contemporary U.S. history (international relations) from Princeton University and is professor of Social Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras. He has also taught at the Center for Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. He has served as director of the Puerto Rican Historians Associations (APH) and vice-president of the Association of Caribbean Historians (ACH). Professor Gaztambide is co-editor of Cien Años de Sociedad: los 98 del Gran Caribe and author of Tan Lejos de Dios… Ensayos sobre las relaciones del Caribe con Estados Unidos and UNESCO’s General History of the Caribbean.

For further information, you may call Dr. Humberto García Muñiz, Director, at (787) 764-0000, extension 4212, or write to iec@uprrp.edu

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