Salvador Rivera

Title: Professor of History and Sociology
Department: Liberal Arts
E-mail: riveras@cobleskill.edu
Office Location: Wheeler Hall 211
Office Phone: 518-255-6238

Areas of Expertise: Latin American Unification efforts, Common Market of South America (MERCOSUR), Immigration, US Foreign Policy


Courses Taught: History of U.S. Foreign Relations, History of Latin America, World Civilization 104, US History 122, Introduction to Sociology

About Salvador: My primary academic interests are U.S. Foreign Policy,  political/economic integration efforts in Europe and Latin America and Immigration.

Curriculum Vitae: 

EDUCATION

Nov, 2003: Ph.D. State University of New York at Albany.
Field of Study: International History: Latin America, Modern
Europe, U.S Foreign Policy. Emphasis on Regional Integration
Movements in both Europe and Latin America. Dissertation entitled
“Diplomats, Idealists and Technocrats: The Long Quest for Latin
American Integration.”

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Books: Latin American Unification: A History of Political and Economic Integration Efforts.
(North Carolina: McFarland Publishers, 2014.)

 

Articles:

“Jacob K. Javits and Latin American Economic Integration.” Cuaderno de Negocios Internacionales e Integracion, Montevideo, 13, July/December, 2007.

“Which Way for Unionism?” Cuaderno de Negocios: Internacionales e Integración. Montevideo, 46/47/48 November/December, 2004.

 

Book Reviews and Newspaper Editorials:

Book Review of Edward Alden, The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration and Security since 9/11, in MultiCultural Review. 19. No.2, Summer, 2010.

Book Review of Phillip Wayne Powell, Tree of Hate in Bulletin of Latin American Research 29. no. 3 June, 2010.

Book Review of Hagopian, Frances, ed. Religous Pluralism, Democracy and the Catholic Church in Latin America, in MultiCultural Review. 19. No.1, Spring, 2010.

Book Review of Guzman Carriquiry and Lidice Gomez-Mango, Perspectivas de un reencuentro de las lenguas espanola y portuguesa, in Latin American Politics and
Society 51, no.4. Winter, 2009.

Book Review of David Bacon, Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants in Multicultural Review. 18, no.4. Winter, 2009.

Book Review of Ruben Hernandez-Leon, Metropolitan Migrants: The Migration of Urban Mexicans to the United States in Multicultural Review. 18. no.4. Winter, 2009.

Book Review of Wayne Cornelius, Four Generations of Norteños: New Research from the Cradle of Mexican Immigration in Multicultural Review. 18, no. 4. Winter, 2009.

Book Review of Jason L. Riley, Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders, in Multicultural Review. 18, no.3 Fall, 2009.

Book Review of Mark Overmeyer-Velazquez, Latino America: A State-by-State Encyclopedia, in Multicultural Review. 18, no.2. Summer, 2009.

Book Review of Henry Cisneros, Latinos and the Nation’s Future, in Multicultural Review. 18, no.2. Summer, 2009.

Book Review of Rudolfo Acuña and Guadalupe Compeán, Voices of the U.S. Latino Experience, in Multicultural Review. 18, no. 1. Winter, 2009.

Book Review of Gustavo Magariños, Integracion Economica Latinoamericana: Proceso ALALC/ALADI, 1950-2000. vol. 3. Hispanic-American Historical Review, 89, no. 2, May 2009.

Book Review of Philippe Legrain, Immigrants Your Country Needs Them, Multi Cultural Review, 17, no. 3. Winter, 2008.

Book Review of Hernán A. Silva, Los Caminos del MERCOSUR: Historia Económica Regional Etapa Colonial, Latin American Politics and Society, 50. no.3. Fall, 2008

Book Review of Eduardo Duhalde, Comunidad Sudamericana, Latin American Politics and Society, 50. no. 2. Summer, 2008

Book Review of Gustavo Magariños, Integracion Economica Latinoamericana: Proceso ALALC/ALADI, 1950-2000. vols. 1-2. Hispanic-American Historical Review, 87, no.3 August, 2007.

“Immigration and Freedom of Association,” Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education. February 12, 2007.

“Support your local Immigrants” Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, July 19, 2006.

“Immigrants and Academia” Unity, April/May, 2006.

“All Societies Benefit from Immigration,” Albany Times Union, April 11, 2006. A14

“Students and Latin American Integration,” Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, December 19, 2005.

“MERCOSUR and Hispanic-Americans” Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education. May 23, 2005.

 

WORKS IN PROGRESS:

The Fragmented Nation. This book is designed to serve as a textbook.

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:
January, 2012: Hartwick College. Latin American History 202 (Modern Latin America) & History 253 (Foreign Relations of Latin America).

August, 2011: State University of New York at Albany. Political Science 357 Latin American politics.

Summer, 2008-10: Instructor, State University of New York at Albany, Department of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (cross listed with History Department).

1994- Present: Professor, State University of New York at Cobleskill.

1993-1994: Adjunct Instructor, History 308 (Latinos in American History)
State University of New York: College of Technology at Utica-Rome.

1992-1994: Instructor, Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, NY.

 

AWARDS:

March, 2008: Recipient of Labor-Management Research Grant, SUNY Cobleskill.

May, 2000: Received PDQWL Grant, SUNY Cobleskill

March, 1999: Received Professional Development Award from Presidents Office, SUNY Cobleskill

March, 1999: Graduate Student Association Research Award, SUNY Albany

July, 1998: Received Nuala Drescher Minority Fellowship Award, SUNY Cobleskill

April, 1998: Received PDQWL Grant, SUNY Cobleskill

Sept, 1996: State University of New York Fellowship Award, SUNY Albany

 

MEDIA CONSULTING:

Consultant, Hispanic News Immigration Broadcast Committee (Selected April 2009.)

MEMBERSHIPS (Current):

Speakers Bureau New York Council for the Humanities
Society for Latin American Studies

 

MEMBERSHIPS (Past):

Movimento Federalista Europeo
American Historical Association
New York State Association of European Historians
European Community Studies Association
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

 

UNIVERSITY SERVICE:

March, 2014. Appointed Curriculum Committee

November, 2013. Initiated new course proposal History 350: History of U.S. Foreign Relations that was approved.

2010: June 21, 2010. Presented lecture on the Immigration Debate in the United States to Chinese exchange students.

2009: Created poster entitled “Hispanics in Space” for Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

2008: Selected as book reviewer of immigration titles for Multicultural Review (May 2008)

2008: Appointed Department representative for UUP as well as Vote Cope Coordinator.

2008-2009: Cultural Diversity Committee.

2006: Developing course entitled “History of National Unification Movements and Regional Integration.”

2002-: SUNY Faculty Senate Representative. (Public Affairs Committee)

2002: Developed History 205 Latin American Societies and Civilization

2000: SUNY Faculty Senate Representative. (Undergraduate Education)

1999-2002: Academic Policies Committee

1999: Submitted new Sociology course entitled “Race, Ethnicity, Class and
Gender” to Curriculum Committee. Course Approved.

1995-2000: Cultural Diversity Committee

 

PRESENTATIONS/CONFERENCES:

January 13, 2014. Attended conference entitled “The future of MERCOSUR.” Punta del Este, Uruguay.

December 19, 2013. Atended Conference entitled “Desafíos emergentes en América Latina: Dialogan Ricardo Lagos y Enrique V. Iglesias.

December 17, 2013. Provided lecture Entitled “The U.S. and Latin American Economic Integration.” Instituto de Derecho Internacional Público de la Universidad, (University of Montevideo), Uruguay.

April 14, 2010. Lecture for Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, NY entitled “Latin American Unification Efforts.

August 8, 2008, Lecture to Shawangunk Correctional Facility in Walkill, New York entitled “Jacob K. Javits and Latin American Economic Integration.” Sponsored by New York Council for the Humanities.

February 21, 2008, Lecture to SUNY Orange entitled “Jacob K. Javits and Latin American Economic Integration.” Sponsored by New York Council for the Humanities.

Presented lecture to Professor Carlos Santiago’s History 599 class on the “Origins and Limits of Latin American Integration” April 16, 1997 at SUNY-Albany. Class cross listed as both an Economics and Latin American History course.

Presented Paper at SUNY-Albany, Rockefeller Center for Public Policy
“The United States and European Integration: The Formative Years, 1945-
1963” April 19, 1996.

Presentation made at SUNY-Albany for Professor Peter Krosby-Dept of History, entitled “American Support for European Integration” March 21, 1996.

Presentation made to Faculty-Graduate Symposium at SUNY-Albany entitled “American Support for European Integration.” March 22, 1996.

Presented Paper at SUNY-Albany, Rockefeller Center for Public Policy
“European Integration-Which Way” April 16, 1995.

 

COLLEGE WIDE ACTIVITIES:

Arranged for Professor Ronald Hayduk to present lecture on “Immigrants and Voting Rights.” October 16, 2010

Arranged for Lyn Miller Lachmann to present lecture on environmental novel “Dirt Cheap”, Nov, 2008

Arranged for Professor Karen Ann Halnon to present lecture on “Popular Fashions and Class.” Nov, 2006.

Arranged for President and CEO, Roger Saillant of Plug Power, Inc., to discuss the future of fuel cells and the “Hydrogen Economy.”

Prepared various written contributions for State University of New York on Hispanic Heritage, 1995-2001.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Fluency in Spanish and Portuguese.

 

ARCHIVAL AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

Latin America:

ALADI Archives. Montevideo, Uruguay.

Archives of Foreign Ministry, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Biblioteca Nacional de Uruguay. Montevideo, Uruguay.

Casa de Galicia Medical Association, Montevideo Uruguay.

Fundacion Frei, Santiago, Chile.

MERCOSUR Secretariat Archives. Montevideo, Uruguay.

Supreme Court Archives of Uruguay. Montevideo, Uruguay.

Universidad Catolica de Uruguay. Montevideo, Uruguay.

University of Maryland at Montevideo.

Uruguayan Parliament Archives. Montevideo, Uruguay.

Interview with Sergio Abreu, former Uruguayan Minister for Inernational Economc Affairs of the Foreign Ministry, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Interview with Guzman Carriquiry; Historian and Uruguayan lay representative to Vatican (correspondence and interview).

Interview with Ariel B. Collazo, former Senator in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Interview with Alberto Methol Ferre, Author, Historian and former director of the Port of Montevideo, in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Interview with Gustavo Magarinos, former LAFTA General-Secretary in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Interview with Brigadier General Jorge E. Leal. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Interview with Dr. Hector N. Di Biase. Professor of Economics and Integration Studies, Universidad Catolica de Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Interview with Mrs. Raul Prebisch. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Interview with Margarita Bustamante del Mazo. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Interview with family of Manuel Ugarte in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Correspondence and Interview with Mr. Arnaldo Musich, former Adviser to Argentine President Frondizi and board member of Buenos Aires Stock Exchange.

Correspondence with Mr. Victor L. Urquidi, former Director of U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America. Professor Emeriti of Colegio de Mexico.

United States:

Central Intelligence Agency. Washington, D.C.,

Council on Foreign Relations. New York, New York.

Department of Commerce. Washington, D.C.,

Department of State, Washington, D.C.

Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C.

Jacob K. Javits Collection. State University New York, Stony Brook.

National Archives. College Park, Maryland.

State Library of New York, Albany, New York.

State University New York at Albany (SUNY)

State University New York at Cobleskill (SUNY)

Interview with Jack Hood Vaughn, former Under Secretary of State for Latin American Affairs under Lyndon B. Johnson.

Correspondence with President Gerald Ford.

Correspondence with Mr. Peter Johnson, Special Assistant to David Rockefeller.

Correspondence with Mr. David Pollock.

Correspondence with Mr. David Rockefeller, Chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank.

Interview with Mr. Dan Szabo, Economics Adviser to Senator Jacob K. Javits.

Interview and correspondence with Mrs. Marian B. Javits.

 

REFERENCES:

Dr. H. Peter Krosby, Professor of History, State University New York at Albany, (518) 442-4803

Dr. Carlos E. Santiago, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, (414) 229-4331

Dr. Fernando Leiva, Professor of Economics, State University New York at Albany, (518) 442-4891

Dr. Glyne Griffith, Chair of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, State University New York at Albany, 518-442-4864

Lesley McIntyre, Chair, Social Sciences Department, State University of New York at Cobleskill, 518-255-5629.

Dr. Richard Averson, Professor Emeriti, Brooklyn College, (607) 547-5287.

Mrs. Marian B. Javits, President and CEO, the Jacob K. Javits Foundation, Inc. (212) 486-1138

Ms. Kristen Nyitray, Archivist, Jacob K. Javits Library, SUNY-Stony Brook Dr. Thomas Haas, President SUNY-Cobleskill (518) 255-5111

Dr. Roberto Suarez Antola, Physicist and Director of Post-Graduate Programs, Department of Engineering. Universidad Catolica, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Dr. Carlos Astiz, Professor Emeriti, Political Science Department, SUNY-Albany.

Mr. Hector Carlevaro, Senior Accountant, MERCOSUR, Montevideo, Uruguay

Dr. Hector N. Di Biase, Professor and Director of International Business and
Integration Studies Universidad Catolica, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Eliana Diaz de Prebisch, Attorney, Buenos Aires

Brigadier General Jorge E. Leal, Retired; Director of the Argentine Agency for the Antarctica. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Dr. Gustavo Magarinos, former Executive Secretary, Latin American Free Trade Association. Montevideo, Uruguay.