An Island under Siege: Puerto Rico’s Current Financial, Political, and Human Rights Crisis

Event time: 
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 1:30pm to 6:00pm
Sterling Law Buildings (SLB), 128 See map
127 Wall St.
New Haven, CT 06511
(Location is wheelchair accessible)
Event description: 

Puerto Rico’s financial crisis has already taken an enormous human and financial toll on the island, and has yet to be resolved. The creation of a Junta appointed by Congress to administer the island’s fiscal affairs has raised an intense debate about Puerto Rico’s sovereignty and status and about the possible political and economic effects on the island and its people.

The Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies at the MacMillan Center at Yale has invited a set of leading academics, journalists, and activists to discuss Puerto Rico’s economic crisis and distinct routes toward a solution.

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Roundtable Session 1
• Efrén Rivera Ramos, Professor of Law, University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras
• Joanisabel González, Journalist, El Nuevo Día
• Ariadna Godreau-Aubert, Access to Justice Coordinator, Espacios Abiertos
• Danelle Gutarra Cordero, Lecturer, Princeton University Writing Program (moderator)

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Break

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM Roundtable Session 2
• Danelle Gutarra Cordero, Lecturer, Princeton University Writing Program
• Jorge Rodriguez Beruff, Director Interdisciplinary Bachelors Program, Carlos Albizu University, San Juan
• José I. Alameda Lozada, Professor of Economics, University of Puerto Rico, Recinto de Mayagüez
• Anibal González Pérez, Profesor of Spanish, Yale University (moderator)

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Reception

A livestream broadcast of the event can be viewed online here:

Open to: 
General Public