Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Glass Borders in the Americas

Friday, October 21, 2016

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall, 194 Meeting Street and Music Room, Rochambeau House, 84 Prospect Street

“Fronteras de cristal en las Américas,” a symposium on the cultural history of migration, identities and diversity between the U.S., Mexico and Cuba.

10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. - Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall, 194 Meeting Street

Sara Ladrón de Guevara (President, U. Veracruzana) - Introduction
Víctor Arredondo (Cátedra Carlos Fuentes, U. Veracruzana) - Moderator
Jorge Castañeda (NYU) - A Mexican Political History of the U.S.
Antonio Villaraigosa (former Mayor of L.A.) - Los Angeles, A Latino Preview of the XXI Century 
Silvia Lemus (Journalist) - La Frontera de Cristal, by Carlos Fuentes
Rafael de Tovar y Teresa (Secretary of Culture, Mexico) - On Mexico's Cultural Heritage
Héctor Raúl Solís Gadea (Dean of CUCSH, U. de Guadalajara) - Closing Remarks

3 p.m. – 5 p.m. - Music Room, Rochambeau House, 84 Prospect Street

A Dialogue on Transatlantic Writing
Beatriz Pastor (Dartmouth), Aníbal González (Yale), José Antonio Mazzotti (Tufts), Priscilla Meléndez (Trinity College), Heike Scharm (South Florida), Reina María Rodríguez (Princeton) 

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