A Year After Maria: Current and Future Challenges in Puerto Rico

Posted by Rutgers University on September 17, 2018


The Community Leadership Center Hispanic Heritage Month symposium marks one year following Hurricane Maria that devastated Puerto Rico and triggered a critical process to identify new methods to reconstruct and revitalize communities and people’s lives. Speakers will discuss how to re-imagine, re-invent, re-shape, and re-think Puerto Rico around the issues of education, health, energy, and the economy in this critical time to improve the island’s security and safety. The event will also coincide with a special book signing with Judge Nelson A. Diaz on his upcoming memoir, Not from Here, Not from There/No Soy de Aqui ni de Alla, published by Temple University Press.

9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Rutgers–Camden Campus Center
Multipurpose Room

1:30 – 3:00 P.M.
Meeting with University Stakeholders on MOU with
President Jorge Haddock, Ph.D

Lunch will be included in the event.

RESERVE YOUR SPACE HERE: https://rcit.rutgers.edu/apps/payment/register.php?event_id=302


  • THE HONORABLE EDUARDO BHATIA, Senator and Past President of the Puerto Rican Senate
  • JORGE HADDOCK, PH.D., President, University of Puerto Rico
  • THE HONORABLE NELSON A. DIAZ, Partner, Dilworth Paxson LLP
  • EDWIN MELÉNDEZ, PH.D., Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies and Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning, Hunter College

Gloria Bonilla-Santiago, Ph.D. gloriab@camden.rutgers.edu 856-225-6348
Matthew Closter, Matthew.closter@rutgers.edu 856-225-6923

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