Latin American Institutions and Development—A Comparative Analysis (part of the Carlos Díaz-Alejandro Lecture Series)
Monday, May 6, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)
The New School’s Global Studies Program and the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) welcome Alejandro Portes, a prominent migration and immigration scholar at Princeton University, who will deliver ASCE’s biennial Carlos F. Díaz-Alejandro Lecture. This lecture series honors the memory and career of Professor Díaz-Alejandro, a distinguished Cuban-American scholar in economics.
Professor Portes will discuss the key role of governmental and other institutions in Cuba and elsewhere in Latin America and their indispensable role in economic, political, and social development.
Alejandro Portes is Princeton University’s Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Sociology, former director of Princeton’s Center for Migration and Development. He is the author of 250 articles and chapters on national development, international migration, Latin American and Caribbean urbanization, and economic sociology. He has published 30 books and special issues. His books include City on the Edge – the Transformation of Miami (California 1993), co-authored with Alex Stepick and winner of the Robert Park Award for best book in urban sociology and the Anthony Leeds Award for best book in urban anthropology in 1995, and Immigrant America: A Portrait, 3rd edition (California 2006), designated as a Centennial Publication by the University of California Press in 1996. His current research focuses on the adaptation process of the immigrant second generation in comparative perspective, the role of institutions on national development, and immigration and the American health system.