Imagining and Imaging the Greater Caribbean

Inaugural Conference for the Center for the Study of the Greater Caribbean
Columbia University
October 17, 2014

Imagining & Imaging the Caribbean

Hosted by the Institute of Latin American Studies, Columbia University
Conference Location: James Room, 4th Floor, Barnard Hall, 3009 Broadway at W. 117 St. NYC


Program Schedule

1:00 PM Welcoming Remarks, John H. Coatsworth, Provost, Columbia University

1:10 PM The Greater Caribbean as a Geo-Historical and Cultural Region
Introduction: José Moya, Barnard College; Director, ILAS, Columbia University

1:30-3:00 PM Writing about the Caribbean from National Perspectives
Patricia Lara, Colombian author and journalist
Boris Muñoz, Venezuelan author and journalist
Jon Lee Anderson, Author and staff writer, The New Yorker
Moderator: Carlos Alonso, Latin American and Iberian Cultures and Dean of the Graduate
School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University

3:00-3:10 PM Coffee Break

3:10-4:40 PM Writing in the Caribbean Diaspora
Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Cuban writer and artist, Brown University
Gina Athena Ulysse, Haitian-American author and anthropologist, Wesleyan University
Caryl Phillips, Kittitian-British novelist, Yale University
Moderators: Kaiama L. Glover and Maja Horn, Barnard College

4:40-4:50 PM Coffee Break

4:50-6:10 PM Photographing the City in the Greater Caribbean: Havana, Caracas, San Juan
Ana Maria Dopico, Comparative Literature and Spanish and Portuguese, NYU
Carlos Brillembourg, Architect, Carlos Brillembourg Architects, NYC
Jorge Lizardi Pollock, Architect and Professor, Universidad de Puerto Rico
Moderator: Frances Negrón-Muntaner, Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, Columbia

6:10-6:30 PM Coffee Break

6:30-7:20 PM Rhythms of the Greater Caribbean Concert
With master guitarist Aquiles Baez and an international cast of fellow musicians

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