The Community Leadership Center Hispanic Heritage Month symposium, “A Year After Maria: Current and Future Challenges in Puerto Rico,” will take place on Monday, October 15.  Speakers will include the Honorable Eduardo Bhatia, senator and past president of the Puerto Rican Senate; Jorge Haddock, Ph.D., president of the University of Puerto Rico; the Honorable Nelson A. Diaz, partner in Dilworth Paxson LLP; and Edwin Meléndez, Ph.D., director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies and professor of urban affairs and planning at Hunter College.  These 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 post-Hurricane Maria.  In addition, the Honorable Nelson A. Diaz will host a book signing of his upcoming memoir. Not from Here, Not from There, published by Temple University Press.

This event will take place from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Campus Center’s Multi-Purpose Room.  Registration is required.      

This event is sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor, the Rutgers Global Health Institute, LEAP Academy University Schools, and Rotaract.  

Contact Dr. Gloria Bonilla-Santiago, Professor of Public Policy and Administration; or Matthew Closter, with questions.