ISS Colloquium with Ana Calderón

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: 46 Hillhouse

Cost: Free but register in advance
46 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven CT 06511


Join International Security Studies for a presentation by Ana Calderón. A PhD candidate in the Yale History Department, Calderón will present “From Import Substitution to Privatization: The Origins of the Colonial War on Poverty.” This chapter examines the role of Boston consultancy firm, Arthur D. Little, Inc. (ADL) in shaping Puerto Rico’s industrialization and transition from import-substitution to export-oriented. It situates this shift within the history of the country’s long war on poverty, setting the groundwork for how political leadership and non-state actors engaged with anti-poverty measures in the 1960s-1970s under the Economic Opportunity Act.

A historian of 20th Century US and Caribbean history, Calderón is particularly interested in Puerto Rico’s experience with developmental politics after WWII and the global War on Poverty. She has served as a coordinator for the International History Workshop and is currently a member of the Puerto Rico Archival Collaboration at Rutgers’ Center for Latin American Studies.

This event is open to the Yale community; lunch will be provided. Please register to receive the reading materials for this colloquium.

Open To:

Alumni, Faculty, Graduate and Professional, Staff, Students, Undergraduate, Yale Postdoctoral Trainees


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