CC19: Guantánamo: Promises of Closure and Justice

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CC19: GuantánamoEl Instituto de Estudios del Caribe, de la Universidad de Puerto Rico-Río Piedras (UPR-RP), invita a la comunidad universitaria y al público en general a la actividad: “Guantánamo: Promises of Closure and Justice”, con los siguientes panelistas:

  • Guantánamo: Writing, Art, & War
    Dra. Esther Whitfield, Department of Comparative Literature, Brown University
  • Gitmo: The Case for Closing the Detention Facility
    Major General Michael L. Lehnert (Ret.), United States Marine Corps
  • Living in a State of Terror
    Mr. Moazzam Begg (via Skype), Former “Gitmo” Detainee / Cage International Outreach Director, UK
  • Glimpses of Detention & Justice at Guantánamo Bay
    Dr. Don E. Walicek, Graduate Program in Linguistics, College of Humanities, UPR-RP

Commentaristas:

  • Dr. Jorge Rodríguez Beruff, Director, Bachillerato Interdisciplinario, Universidad Carlos Albizu
  • Dr. Jessica Adams, Department of English, College of General Studies, UPR-RP

Proyección en sala del documental: “Todo Guantánamo es nuestro” (2016), del realizador colombiano Hernando Calvo Ospina, a las 4:00 p.m. (no se transmitirá en línea)

La actividad tendrá lugar el jueves, 25 de agosto, de 1:00 a 4:30 p.m., en el Anfiteatro Manuel Maldonado Denis (CRA 108) del Edificio Carmen Rivera de Alvarado (CRA) de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, UPR-RP.

Esta presentación será transmitida en línea EN VIVO a través del portal de la UPR-Río Piedras en  http://uprrp.edu

Se agradecerá el envío de comentarios y sugerencias sobre la transmisión a:  iec.ics@upr.edu

Referencias adicionales:

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The Institute of Caribbean Studies, University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras (UPR-RP), invites the academic community and the general public to the presentation: “Guantánamo: Promises of Closure and Justice”, with the following panelists:

  • Guantánamo: Writing, Art, & War
    Dr. Esther Whitfield, Department of Comparative Literature, Brown University
  • Gitmo: The Case for Closing the Detention Facility
    Major General Michael L. Lehnert (Ret.), United States Marine Corps
  • Living in a State of Terror
    Mr. Moazzam Begg (via Skype), Former “Gitmo” Detainee / Cage International Outreach Director, UK
  • Glimpses of Detention & Justice at Guantánamo Bay
    Dr. Don E. Walicek, Graduate Program in Linguistics, College of Humanities, UPR-RP

Commentators:

  • Dr. Jorge Rodríguez Beruff, Director, Bachillerato Interdisciplinario, Universidad Carlos Albizu
  • Dr. Jessica Adams, Department of English, College of General Studies, UPR-RP

Room screening of “Todo Guantánamo es nuestro” (2016), a documentary by Colombian filmmaker Hernando Calvo Ospina, at 4:00 p.m. (no online streaming)

The activity will be held on Thursday, August 25, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Amphitheatre Manuel Maldonado Denis (CRA 108) of the Carmen Rivera de Alvarado (CRA) Building, College of the Social Sciences, UPR-RP.

This presentation will be broadcast LIVE online through the UPR-Rio Piedras web site at http://uprrp.edu

Comments and suggestions on this presentation will be very welcome at: iec.ics@upr.edu

Additional references:

Guantánamo is an infamous military prison and much more.  Connecting Cuba, the Caribbean, the U.S., the Middle East, and the global military industrial complex, it is a set of experiences that is poised to shape our engagements with fear, politics, and justice for generations to come. These experiences can help us to understand Guantánamo U.S.-Cuba relations, migrant and refugee rights, the rule of law, debates about torture, domestic and international conflicts, and the expansion of U.S. empire. This panel brings together the perspectives of a retired Major General from the U.S. Marine Corps, a former Guantánamo prisoner turned activist, and academics who have done research on the U.S. naval base and the communities that surround it.

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