GSU Latin American and Latino Symposium:
The Caribbean and Globalization

Date:       Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Time:       9:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: 7th Floor Conference Room
                Andrew Young Policy Studies Building
                Georgia State University
                Corner of Marietta St and Peachtree St
                (1 Block from Five Points Marta Station)

Event Notes

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
The Caribbean, Regional Integration, and Globalization
Moderator/Discussant: Rafael Ocasio, Agnes Scott College

“Venezuela: The Petro-Globalization of the Bolivarian Revolution in Latin America and the Caribbean”
Jairo Lugo, University of Sterling, Scotland, United Kingdom

“The Association of Caribbean States: Opportunities and Challenges in a Globalized World”
Natasha Ward, Diplomat, Foreign Service of Barbados

11:15 a.m. Coffee Break

 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Short Film Viewing and Discussion
Retratos del Malecón” [Work in Progress about Cuba]
Sheldon Schiffer, Georgia State University

 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

 1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Caribbean Identity and the Interface with Globalization

Moderator/Discussant: Michele Reid, Georgia State University

“Airbrushed History: Alternative Visions of Freedom in the Americas”
Cary Fraser, Penn State University

“The Reputation of Neo-Liberalism”
Carla Freeman, Emory University

“You know you’re a Trini if…’: Belief and Taste in the New Global Order”
Faith L. Smith, Brandeis University

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Coffee Break

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Closing Plenary Session with All Speakers (Fraser, Freeman, Ward, Smith & Lugo)
Moderator: Mark Alleyne, Georgia State University

3:50 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closing/Thank You

Additional Event Notes

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Prof. Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste at 404.651.2265 or