ICS Lecture Series: Conferencias Caribeñas 15

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The Institute of Caribbean Studies of the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras (UPR-RP) has announced the latest lecture series for this academic year (August 2014 to May 2015): Conferencias Caribeñas 15.

Unless otherwise indicated, lectures will take place at the Manuel Maldonado Denis Amphitheatre (CRA 108) at the Carmen Rivera de Alvarado Building, School of Social Sciences, UPR-RP.

The series for this semester includes a lecture on chikungunya in the Cariibean—“La epidemia de la chikungunya en el Caribe” by Dr. Brenda Rivera (UPR-RCM)—this Thursday, August 21, 2014.

On September 9, 2014, there will also be a launch of a special issue of Sargasso—“Global Cuba/Cuba Global: Worldly Perspectives from the 21st Century”—with Drs. Don Walicek, Katherine Miranda, Lowell Fiet, and Vivian Martínez Tabares.

The following lectures and events are scheduled for this semester:

Conversation with Dr. Luis Toledo Sande (author of a biography on José Martí, El cesto en llamas) and Dr. Félix Ojeda Reyes (Institute of Caribbean Studies, UPR-RP); “El comercio entre Hamburgo, Puerto Rico y St. Thomas en el siglo XIX” by Dr. Argelia Pacheco (UPR-RUM); “Exploraciones identitarias: género, raza, clase para una aproximación a lo caribeño en la escena cubana” by Dr. Vivian Martínez Tabares (Casa Las Américas, Havana); “Transiciones socioambientales del Caribe en la era de la globalización” by Dr. Reinaldo Funes Monzote (Fundación Antonio Núñez Jiménez de la Naturaleza y el Hombre and University of Havana); “El Caribe en sus encrucijadas geoestratégicas, 1492-2014” by Dr. Humberto García Muñiz (Institute of Caribbean Studies, UPR-RP); “Mapping 21st Century Caribbean Literary Transgressions: Cuban Blogging & Trinidad and Tobago Spoken Word” by Dr. Katherine Miranda (UPR-RP); “El impacto del exilio republicano español en Puerto Rico y el Caribe Hispano: una revisión” by Iliaris Avilés Ortiz (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain); “Versiones de un mangú: sabor caribeño, memoria cultural y etnografías alter-nativas” by Dr. Lidia Marte (UPR-RP); Conversation: “El rostro humano del cambio climático” with Ramón Bueno, Dr. Rafael Méndez Tejeda (UPR-Carolina) and Dr. Marta Pérez (UPR-Mayagüez); “Cambio climático y el Caribe: ¿costosa inacción o nueva oportunidad/visión?” by Ramón Bueno (specialist in climate and development, Massachusetts); “Canal de Panamá a 100 años de su inauguración: situación y perspectivas” by Prof. Olmedo Beluche (University of Panama); “El Caribe en la era de la globalización: cadenas de valor y la nueva relación centro-periferia” by Dr. Emilio Pantojas (UPR-RP); and a screening of the documentary “Vieques, manos arriba – el calipso en la Isla Nena” by Dr. Nadjah Ríos Villarini (UPR-RP).

All lectures of the Caribbean Conference Series are available online through InternetArchive.org at http://goo.gl/6HBvWT

These lectures will be broadcast LIVE online through the following website: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cc71***

Comments and suggestions on the presentation will be welcome at iec-ics@upr.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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