An Evening With Orlando Patterson


On Saturday, February 13, 2016, the Florida Atlantic University (FAU), College of Business, will host internationally renowned Harvard sociologist, Orlando Patterson, Ph.D., O.D., The forum is free to the public, with registration at, and begins sharply at 5:00 p.m., at the FAU Liberal Arts Building (Room LA 120) 3200 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314.

Dr. Patterson will speak on "Institutions, Culture and Economic Performance in Jamaica: A Comparison with Barbados” at the first in a series of lectures, jointly organized by the University of the West Indies (UWI) Alumni Association Florida Chapter, Coalition of Jamaican Alumni Associations of Florida and ReadingPaysMore, Inc., a South Florida based non-profit reading initiative with the generous support of the Florida Caribbean Students Association. Further lectures are slated for dates to be announced on The Evolution after the Revolution: Jamaica at 60, Books Too! promoting and preserving our culture: Integrating Reading with Sports and Entertainment for a Prosperous Jamaica.

Described as one of Jamaica’s, and the Caribbean’s foremost sons, the intellectual and literary icon, Dr. Patterson is the author of Slavery and Social Death, Freedom in the Making of Western Culture, The Sociology of Slavery, The Cultural Matrix: Understanding Black Youth, and the Caribbean classic, The Children of Sisyphus.

Dr. Patterson was awarded the Order of Distinction by the Government of Jamaica in 1999. 

An Evening with Orlando Patterson
February 13, 2016
5:00 p.m.
Florida Atlantic University (FAU),
College of Business,
FAU Liberal Arts Building (Room LA 120)
3200 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314.


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