Puerto Rico plunged into darkness last week after the second major hurricane in a month. The island is projected to be without power for six months or more – which reflects vulnerabilities that lie not just in their infrastructure, but also in their dependence on fossil fuels and the disadvantages it faces with its status as a US territory rather than a state. Associate Professor of Political Science Charles Venator-Santiago comments on how budget limitations have halted infrastructure development in Puerto Rico, and what role the US government plays in such funding.
Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Storrs CampusRowe Rm. 420
Summer Study Abroad in the UK! The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three-to-four week programmes for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university. http://www.fulbright.org.uk/going-to-the-uk/uk-summer-institutes