3:45pm Political Crisis and Puerto Rico's Status Question - Room 327
Rafael Cox Alomar, Professor, David A. Clarke School of Law, University of the District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
Christina Duffy Ponsa-Kraus, George Welwood Murray Professor of Legal History, Columbia Law School (New York, NY)
Efrén Rivera Ramos; Professor, School of Law, Universidad de Puerto Rico (Rio Piedras)
Moderator: Charles R. Venator-Santiago, Director, El Instituto: Institute for Latino/a, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies, University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
Rafael Cox Alomar, consults at the crossroads of international dispute resolution, energy, finance transactions, and federal regulatory matters. Admitted in Washington D.C., New York, and Puerto Rico, Rafael has practiced law since 2004 in some of the most prestigious international law firms in Washington, D.C., acting on behalf of clients on a wide array of dispute resolution and transactional matters.
Christina Duffy Ponsa-Kraus is the George Welwood Murray Professor of Legal History at Columbia Law School, where she teaches constitutional law and American legal history. Ponsa-Kraus is the co-editor of Foreign in a Domestic Sense: Puerto Rico, American Expansion, and the Constitution, and the author of several articles and essays on the constitutional implications of American territorial expansion.
Efrén Rivera Ramos, Es Catedrático en la Escuela de Derecho, donde enseña cursos y seminarios de Teoría del Derecho, Derecho Constitucional y Derecho y Cultura. Fue Decano de la Escuela de 2001 al 2007. Obtuvo su B.A. en Ciencias Políticas y su Juris Doctor de la UPR, una Maestría en Derecho de la Universidad de Harvard y un Ph.D. en Derecho de la Universidad de Londres.
Charles R. Venator-Santiago, (Ph.D., Political Science, UMass-Amherst) is an associate professor with a joint appointment to the Department of Political Science and El Instituto: Institute for Latino/a, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies. He is a former President Elect of the Puerto Rican Studies Association (PRSA), and a Steering Committee/Board Member of the Latino & Latina Critical Theory (LatCrit) organization.