Latin America and the Caribbean in the 21st Century: Globalization, Governance and Development

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Venue:SIPA 125, Modesto Maidique Campus


Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs

Latin America and the Caribbean in the 21st Century Globalization, Governance and Development A Conversation with Leonel Fernández Thursday, October 22, 2015 | 7:00 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | SIPA 125

Join the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs for a conversation with former President of the Dominican Republic the Honorable Leonel Fernández. Dr. Fernández will discuss the effects of globalization, approaches to governance and the progress of development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The event will be moderated by Dr. Marifeli Pérez-Stable, Professor of Sociology in the Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies. Leonel Fernández Reyna is a lawyer, academic and current president of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development. He served as president of the Dominican Republic from 1996 to 2000 and then again from 2004 to 2012. At age 42, he was the youngest person ever elected to office. Fernández studied law in the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo and joined the Partido de la Liberación Dominicana (Dominican Liberation Party) in 1973. After holding office, he became president of the party and was distinguished with the title of Doctor Honoris Causa from over nine universities around the world, including Lehman College in New York, Nova Southeastern University in Florida, the Chinese Cultural University and Hankuk University in Taiwan, among others. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, African and African Diaspora Studies Program, Office of Global Learning Initiatives and Honors College. This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please click here. For more information, call 305-348-7266.