ICS Lecture: “Political Continuity in the Dominican Republic”


As part of its Conferencias Caribeñas 13 lecture series, the Institute of Caribbean Studies of the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras (UPR-RP), invites the academic community and the general public to the lecture “La continuidad política en la República Dominicana (1996-2013): Análisis y debate” [Political Continuity in the Dominican Republic (1996-2013): Analysis and Debate] by Dr. Christian Girault (National Center for Scientific Investigations, France, Visiting Researcher ICS). Dr. Wilfredo Lozano (Director, Center of Investigations and General Studies, CIES, UNIBE) will comment the lecture via Skype.

This activity will take place on Thursday, October 31, from 1:00 to 3:30pm at the Manuel Maldonado Denis Amphitheatre (CRA 108) of the Carmen Rivera de Alvarado Building, School of Social Sciences, UPR-RP.

Description: The Dominican Republic shows economic expansion in certain areas (mainly metropolitan zones) and modernization of its infrastructure related to tourism, while in other respects, the same evolution points to a social and regional inequality, where the poor and the middle class are doomed to marginalization or emigration. An examination of the administrations of President Leonel Fernández (1996-2000 and 2004-2012) and the current president, Danilo Medina, allows for a discussion on what are the achievements of the system, which are the bases of this stability, and what are its limitations.

This lecture will be broadcast LIVE online through the following website: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cc71

Comments and suggestions on this presentation will be welcome at: iec@uprrp.edu

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

Also see the Institute of Caribbean Studies on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#%21/pages/Instituto-de-Estudios-del-Caribe-UPR/146169468754542?ref=sgm

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