A Call to Action: Future Challenges for a New Puerto Rico unites experts in dialogue and conversation around the current state of affairs in Puerto Rico and the future challenges and opportunities in rebuilding the island following the devastation of Hurricane Maria in September 2017.  Researchers and policymakers will present on how to improve Puerto Rico’s workforce and industrial base, alleviate the debt obligations, reform Puerto Rico’s political and legal relationship with the United States government, and build partnerships between universities and NGOs as anchor institutions.  This symposium calls the community to action to learn how to support and sustain Puerto Rico at this momentous period in the island’s history.

Keynote Speaker
The Honorable Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, Mayor of San Juan

Other Feature Speakers:

  • Nelson A. Denis, Writer, Film Director, and former New York State Assemblyman
  • Juan D. González, Professor, Journalism and Media Studies, Rutgers University; Co-Host of “Democracy Now!”
  • Héctor R. Cordero-Guzmán,Ph.D., Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, Baruch College
  • Charles Venator Santiago, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Connecticut

    Location: Rutgers-Camden Campus Center Multipurpose Room 326 Penn Street


Date & Time
March 30, 2018
9:00 am-3:30 pm

Admission Information

Matthew Closter