ICS Lecture: Humberto García Muñiz’s “The Caribbean in its geopolitical crossroads (1492-2014)”


As part of its Conferencias Caribeñas 15, 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 “El Caribe en sus encrucijadas geoestratégicas, 1492-2014” [The Caribbean in its geopolitical crossroads, 1492-2014] by Dr. Humberto García Muñiz [Institute of Caribbean Studies, School of Social Sciences, UPR-RP]. Dr. Raúl Benítez Manaut [Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and President of CASEDE (Colectivo de Análisis de la Seguridad con Democracia, A.C.)] will provide commentary via Skype.  

The activity will be held on Thursday, September 25, 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: True to its etymological root—literally, originating as a discipline in the late nineteenth century— geopolitics means to emphasize the predominance of territories in the analysis of international relations. Although important in the history of the Caribbean, aquapolitics, understood as the influence of the military and commercial maritime aspects, has proved to be of greater importance. In this presentation, we analyze the Caribbean (from Cape Canaveral to Kourou) in six stages, ranging from 1492 to today, focusing on the intersections of aqua-, geo-, aero- and astro-politics of time-space in the region where a set of power interests, forces, and state-based or transnational agents are intertwined— in conflict or collaboratively—around resources, positions and situations.

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

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