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Conversations in Conflict Studies presents: Ron Green

204 Maxwell Hall

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"Selling Citizenship: Economic Development Tool or Shady Dealing? The Case of the Eastern Caribbean."  Hon. Ronald Green, Former Parliamentarian and  Minister of Government in Dominica;  Community Activist at local, national, and regional levels for over forty years will address should citizenship be for sale? Economic citizenship programs violate traditionally accepted tenets of substantive citizenship, which include rootedness in a community, interaction with its institutions, long-standing residence, and participation in its political life. Can such programs be a defensible part of a more comprehensive development strategy for small, economically constrained countries, or are they merely grandiose passport-selling schemes which put money in the pockets of corrupt politicians and provide international wheeler-dealers with additional legal cover for shady business and political activities? Ron Green, former Minister of Government in the Caribbean island-nation of Dominica, will lead an informal discussion on current economic citizenship programs in Dominica and other Eastern Caribbean states. 

This event is being co-sponsored by the Institute for National Security and Counter-Terrorism (INSCT), the Department of Sociology and Department of Anthropology at the Syracuse University Maxwell School, and the The Department of African American Studies at Syracuse University.    Pizza will be served.  Follow us on Facebook at: PARCCatMaxwell , tweet #ConvolnConflict.

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