Meet the Author: Jorge Duany at Hunter College


Centro (Center for Puerto Rican Studies) presents anthropologist Jorge Duany, who will speak about his latest book, Puerto Rico: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2017) [see previous post New Book: Jorge Duany’s Puerto Rico: “What Everyone Needs to Know”/ ]. The event will take place on March 5, 2017, at 6:00pm at the Glass Café (3rd Floor, West Building) at Hunter College. The commentator will be Teresita Levy (Lehman College).

Puerto Rico: What Everyone Needs to Know—This new book provides a succinct, authoritative introduction to the Island’s rich history, culture, politics, and economy. The book begins with a historical overview of Puerto Rico, and delves into the demographic, economic, political, and cultural features of contemporary Puerto Rico-the inner workings of the Commonwealth government and the island’s relationship to the United States. Lastly, the book explores the massive population displacement that has characterized Puerto Rico since the mid-20th century.

For more information, contact Lili Santiago-Silva at or (212) 396-6545


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