Search Results for "Caribbean" : 16

by / on March 27, 2015 at 9:00 am / in Giovanni E. Pagán, Latin America, Most Recent Column, Op-Ed, Opinion, Web Columnists, World

Two Wings of the Same Bird

…co on July 25, 1952, effectively appeasing appeals to end colonialism and safeguarding American influence in the Caribbean; Puerto Rico would serve as a Caribbean “window to democracy” in America’s conflict with the Soviet Union. On the other hand, the Cuban Revolution of 1959 would create a revolutionary socialist state with Fidel Castro at its helm. Whereas Cuba was economically strangled by the 1962 embargo, Puerto Rico received large amounts…

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by / on April 12, 2015 at 7:29 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 04/13-04/18

…w up in St. Thomas, come together with Barnard associate professor Kaiama Glover to discuss their experiences as Caribbean women of color, their thoughts on writing about the Caribbean region, and their engagement with gender and feminism in their writings. The recipient of many awards, such as a Guggenheim Award for fiction and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, Kincaid is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including most recent…

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by / on April 4, 2015 at 10:19 am / in Giovanni E. Pagán, Latin America, Most Recent Column, Web Columnists, World

Two Wings of the Same Bird (Part II):

by   In his most recent end of the year address, President Obama pledged to “leave behind the legacy of colonialism” in Latin America. Based on the actions taken in the past few months this promise is being upheld by the United States’ diplomatic efforts in Cuba. However, this unprecedented action by the United States in Cuba is disparate to […]

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by / on November 16, 2014 at 11:35 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 11/17 – 11/23

by Monday, November 17th Implementation of Mexico’s Energy Reforms 3:15pm – 5:15pm Low Library Rotunda Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy and the New York Energy Forum for a presentation and discussion on the implementation of Mexico’s historic reforms to open its hydrocarbons sector to private investment. The event will feature remarks from three senior Mexican government officials: Lourdes Melgar, Deput…

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by / on November 2, 2014 at 2:29 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 11/03 – 11/09

by Monday, November 3rd AgCenter Seminar 2:00pm – 3:00pm Low Memorial Library Burden Room, #206 The Earth Institute’s Agriculture and Food Security Center (AgCenter) presents “Elucidating Sustainable Agroecosystems Across Scales and Disciplines,” with Johan Six, Full Professor, Sustainable Agroecosystems, Department of Environmental System Science, ETH, Zurich. Dr. Six received his PhD in Soil Science in…

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by / on March 23, 2015 at 8:09 pm / in Cover Story, Current Issue, Issue, Latin America, World

Close But No Cigar

by   Ten years ago, hardly anyone would have been able to predict that a new era of relations between Cuba and the United States would start with Netflix. And yet, last month’s expansion of the American on-demand streaming service into Cuba signified the first step of a brighter future between two old North American rivals. For the better part […]

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by / on March 27, 2015 at 8:50 am / in

Giovanni E. Pagán

Giovanni E. Pagán is a Puerto Rican first-year student at Columbia College studying Political Science as well as Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Having lived most of his life in San Juan, he is a passionate advocate for Puerto Rico’s independence. In addition to being involved in CPR, Giovanni is a Web Editor for Columbia’s Undergraduate Law Review and is also a member of CIRCA’s MUN Travel Team. He likes to play fútbol a…

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by / on October 12, 2014 at 3:12 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 10/13 – 10/19

by Monday, October 13th Perspectives of Global Development 2014: Boosting Productivity to Meet the Middle Income Challenge 10:00am – 12:30pm International Affairs Building, Room 1501 Carl Dahlman is Head of the Thematic Division and Head of Global Development Research at the OECD’s Development Centre. Prior to joining the OECD in September 2013, he was an Associate Professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreig…

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by / on March 1, 2015 at 11:03 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 03/02-03/08

by   Monday, Mar 2nd Book Talk: Conflict in Ukraine: The Unwinding of the Post-Cold War Order Monday, March 2, 2015 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm Columbia University Morningside Campus International Affairs Building, Room 1219 A book talk by Rajan Menon and Eugene B.Rumer on their latest publication, Conflict in Ukraine: The Unwinding of the Post-Cold War Order. Visit http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/conflict-ukraine for a book description and author biographies. For […]

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by / on February 9, 2014 at 6:41 pm / in

Matthew Michaelides

Matthew Michaelides, CC ’15 is an Economics-Political Science major with a concentration in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. On campus, he is the Lead Senior Editor for the Helvidius Group and the President of the Columbia Chess Club. Outside of Latin America, he has experience working on Russian foreign policy.  

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