BtH: Puerto Rico Facing Debt and Disaster


The Beyond the Headlines @BUPardeeSchool, or BtH, series at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, returned on October 24, 2017 with a panel discussion on the current situation in Puerto Rico following the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria last month.

The event was co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, an affiliated center of the Pardee School. 

The panel included Katriel Schwartz, a Puerto Rican economist and BU alumna, and Jose Roberto Martinez, former Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration in Washington, DC.

The discussion was moderated by Kevin Gallagher, Professor of Global Development Policy at the Pardee School and Director of the Global Development Policy Center. 

Beyond the Headlines is a regular series at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies which seeks to cultivate informed conversations among experts and practitioners on issues that are currently in the news headlines, but to do so with a focus on intellectual analysis and on longer-range trends. Recent Beyond the Headlines discussions have focused on topics including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute and the current tension on the Korean peninsula

Upcoming Beyond the Headlines events will feature discussions on the future of U.S. global climate policy and the recent Chinese Communist Party Congress.