ICS Lecture—“The Paradiplomacy of Puerto Rico in the 80s and 90s”


The Institute of Caribbean Studies at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras (UPR-RP) invites the academic community and the general public to the lecture: “La paradiplomacia de Puerto Rico en los ochenta y noventa: Encuentros cercanos con el Gran Caribe y más allá” [The Paradiplomacy of Puerto Rico in the 80s and 90s: Close Encounters with the Greater Caribbean and Beyond] by Dr. Raymond Laureano Ortiz (Center for Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean]. Dr. José Raúl Perales (Deputy Director, Trade Center for International Private Enterprise) will comment the lecture. The activity will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017, 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: Even as a non-sovereign state in its particular relationship with the United States, the Puerto Rican government has inserted the island into increasingly global networks for trade, production, cooperation and exchange. The island had a period of great external activity during the 1980s and 1990s, when it tightened its ties with the jurisdictions of the Greater Caribbean, the rest of the American continent and other parts of the globe, particularly Spain and Japan. This external activity emerged amidst the geopolitical tensions of the Second Cold War and economic trends, such as the continued international division of industrial production and the liberalization and regionalization movements in world trade.

This presentation will be broadcast LIVE online through the UPR-Rio Piedras web site at http://uprrp.edu

Comments and suggestions on this presentation will be very welcome at: iec.ics@upr.edu

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