Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Puerto Rico's Long Road to Post Disaster Recovery

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

4:00pm – 5:30pm

McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street 

Join our CLACS-sponsored reading group titled "Para Puerto Rico: Activism, Resistance, and Solidarity" for their second event of the semester! The reading group is open to all students and faculty of any discipline. This meeting will be focused on Deepak Lamba-Nieves' paper titled "Transforming the Recovery into Locally-led Growth: Federal Contracting in the Post-Disaster Period". We will be hosting a discussion led by guest lecturer and the author himself Deepak Lamba-Nieves, from the Center for New Economy, and Claritza Maldonado, Department of American Studies.

Deepak Lamba-Nieves is the Research Director & Churchill G. Carey, Jr. Chair in Economic Development Research at the Center for a New Economy. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Puerto Rico’s Graduate School of Planning. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Brown University’ s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and completed a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP). His current research interests focus on: the migration-development nexus, economic and social policy, state-society dynamics, and transnational ethnography.

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