Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies Dept

A Timely, “Latino, National Politics and the 2016 Election” Conference to be Held at Lehman

October 31, 2016 4:05 pm Faculty, Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies Dept, Uncategorized

In what can only be described as an unprecedented and very fluid election cycle, we’ve seen two polarizing candidates fighting it out in the final weeks. But what about after the election? How will a Clinton or Trump presidency affect the trajectory of the Latino vote? These questions and other key issues emerging in national [...]

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Lehman Professor Miguel Perez Wins the Illustrious Award for Journalism from the Institute for Latino Studies

October 18, 2016 2:00 pm Faculty, Faculty Awards, History Dept, Journalism, Communication, and Theatre Dept, Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies Dept

Professor Miguel Perez, who has dedicated his career to covering stories in the Latino community, received the Illustrious Award for Journalism at the Institute for Latino Studies last month in the Rutger’s University’s Paul Robeson Campus Center in Newark, N.J.

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Lehman Provost and Latin American Professor are Part of Historic Delegation to Cuba

February 16, 2016 5:09 pm Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies Dept, Provost, School of Arts and Humanities, Uncategorized

Lehman Provost Dr. Anny Morrobel-Sosa and Professor Teresita Levy were part of a historic delegation that recently travelled to Cuba.

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Celebrated Québécoise Author Marie-Célie Agnant Talks About Writing with a Burning Pen in Upcoming Lecture Oct. 27

October 23, 2015 4:16 pm African and African American Studies Dept, Languages and Literatures Dept, Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies Dept, School of Arts and Humanities

Famed Québécoise author Marie-Célie Agnant will give a talk, titled “Writing with a Burning Pen,” on Tuesday, October 27, at 3:30 p.m. in Studio C-36 of the Multimedia Center. Agnant is celebrated for her rich body of work exploring issues concerning women, racism, slavery, and injustice throughout Haitian and Latin American history.

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Dominicans Set to Become NYC’s Biggest Latino Community According to New Study

November 19, 2014 3:52 pm Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies Dept, Research

A new study by Distinguished Professor Laird W. Bergad concludes that if several trends continue, the Dominican population will soon surpass the population of Puerto Ricans living in New York City.

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Lehman College Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Dzul Dance Company

October 3, 2014 11:08 am Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies Dept

México Maya explores the rich history of ancient Maya culture, Mexican heritage, and the immigrant experience of Mexicans in America. The choreography is also an illustration of the physical, cultural and artistic journey of Artistic Director Javier Dzul.

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CUNY’s Mexican Studies Institute at Lehman College named for Businessman Jaime Lucero

September 11, 2014 11:42 am CUNY Mexican Studies Institute, Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies Dept, School of Arts and Humanities

CUNY’s Board of Trustees has named the Mexican Studies Institute at Lehman College in honor of immigrant and successful businessman Jaime Lucero.

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Laird Bergad Talks with CUNY-TV’s Bob Herbert About Unaccompanied Minors Entering the U.S.

September 5, 2014 11:21 am Faculty, Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies Dept

“Governments in the region have extraordinary degrees of corruption, militarism with repression internally, and elite social classes that do not prioritize policies that advance education or economic opportunities for advancement,” said Prof. Bergad.

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¡Dinero! The Economics of Mexican Migration: May 9 with Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

May 5, 2014 2:41 pm CUNY Mexican Studies Institute, Faculty, Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies Dept, President Fernández

To mark the 20th anniversary of the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies will explore in its 2014 Annual Conference, the impact of NAFTA on economics, trade, immigration, and financial issues in the Mexican community. The conference, entitled ¡Dinero! The Economics of Mexican Migration, will feature [...]

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Professor Laird Bergad Says Mexicans Will Likely Become Largest Latino Nationality in the Region

October 8, 2013 9:28 am History Dept, Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies Dept

“The growth of the Mexican population in New York City was due to large-scale migration after 1990, as well as comparatively high fertility and birth rates among Mexican women compared with Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Ecuadorians, and Colombians, the region’s other major Latino nationalities,” said Laird W. Bergad.

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CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies Celebrates One Year with Major Mexican Studies Conference on May 10

May 8, 2013 10:22 am CUNY Mexican Studies Institute, Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies Dept

The CUNY Mexican Studies Institute—the first center of its kind on the East Coast—celebrates its first year with a major public conference of national significance, focusing on thirty years of migration from Mexico to New York City on Friday, May 10 at John Jay College in Manhattan.

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Professor Thomas Spear to Travel to Dominican Republic for Conference on Author Edouard Glissant

March 21, 2013 1:42 pm Languages and Literatures Dept, Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies Dept, School of Arts and Humanities

Sponsored by the Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo and el Centro de Estudios Francófonos, the colloquium celebrates the life and letters of the noted Martinican writer, poet, and literary critic Edouard Glissant.

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