Search Results for "Caribbean" : 18

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 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 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 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 March 27, 2015 at 8:50 am / in

Giovanni E. Pagán

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

Matthew Michaelides

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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 November 8, 2015 at 1:06 am / in Current Issue

Puerto No Rico

by by Anamaria Lopez When the average American hears of Puerto Rico, several images are likely to enter their mind: white sand, turquoise oceans, and the cast of West Side Story. But behind the façade of picturesque beaches, salsa music, stately Spanish architecture, and seaside resorts lies a far bleaker reality. Puerto Rico is currently suffering from what onlookers in journalism and politics are referring to as an economic “death s…

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