The Department of Latin American and Puerto Studies will host a lecture with Professor Teresita Levy, who will discuss the wave of political interest from both U.S. parties in the ever-expanding Latino population and what this means for future political campaigns. This event, which is free and open to the community, will take place on Monday, October 15, at 6 p.m. in the Lovinger Theatre, followed by a reception at 8:15 p.m.
Titled “La Ola Latina: Electoral Politics in Puerto Rico and the 2012 Presidential Election in the U.S.,” the presentation will focus on recent developments in Puerto Rican politics as a point of departure, including the upcoming gubernatorial election and status referendum. Joining Professor Levy for a panel discussion will be Distinguished Professor Laird Bergad, Professor Alyshia Gálvez, and Distinguished Lecturer Andrés Torres.
The event will also feature a special salsa performance by the Pkante Dance Company.
For more information on this event, call 718-960-8292, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.