Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:30 PM
"Uneven Geographies of Haiti and the
Dominican Republic." Guest Speaker: Ainhoa Mingolarra Garaizar, PhD Student, Department of Geography, Maxwell School of Syracuse University.
Haiti and the Dominican Republic share the island known as Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea and a border of 236 miles that divides the island into two halves. Both nations-to-be had a common history and territory before Cristobal Columbus arrived to the island in 1492. Ainhoa Mingolarra Garaizar will discuss how colonial and postcolonial histories have shaped uneven geographies on each side of the island, with episodes of conflict and cooperation, since the arrival of Columbus.
Ainhoa Mingolarra Garaizar is a PhD Geography student at Syracuse University. Before beginning her PhD studies, she worked for several years at UNESCO in Ecuador and at the UNDP in Panama on socio-environmental projects. Her research interests focus on political ecology in Latin America.
Conversations in Conflict Studies is a weekly educational speaker series for students, faculty, and the community. The series, sponsored by PARCC, draws its speakers from Syracuse University faculty, national and international scholars and activists, and PhD students. Pizza is served. Be sure to check out the full list of speakers.
If you require accommodations, please contact Deborah Toole by email or by phone at 315.443.2367 by Wednesday, November 7, 2018.