Book Fairs

  • At the International Book Fair, ReCrearte workshop participants discover the potential of creative recycling

    May 7, 2019

    Santo Domingo, D.R. – The GFDD program highlights ways to reduce environmental waste by giving new life to discarded materials to create pretty and useful products. GFDD took advantage of the International Book Fair of Santo Domingo—called the “great cultural event of the country”—to offer a workshop as part of its ReCrearte program. On the […]

  • GFDD Brings Publications, Short Films, Talks and More to the 2019 International Book Fair of Santo Domingo

    May 6, 2019

    Santo Domingo, D.R. – Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) participated at the 2019 International Book Fair of Santo Domingo with a series of events and activities for all, including publication launches, screenings of short films, talks with authors, recycling workshops, photo exhibits and a live presentation of the DominicanaOnline.org Portal. The Book Fair, […]

  • Dr. Leonel Fernández Presents 32 Books on the RD2044 Project

    February 6, 2019

    Former President of the Dominican Republic and Founder and President of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development/la Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (GFDD/Funglode), Dr. Leonel Fernández, presented 32 books concerning RD2044. The books come after a 10-year-long research initiative and offer a clear vision of infrastructure projects proposed for the entire country. The proposals intend […]

  • Leonel Fernández Warns Against the Application of “Jus Soli” in the Dominican Republic

    November 21, 2018

    The former President of the Dominican Republic and President of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD/Funglode), Dr. Leonel Fernández, warned that if the Dominican Republic were to grant citizenship to all those born in its territory, the country would eventually lose its national identity.

  • President Fernández to Launch Newest Book at the Miami Book Fair

    November 7, 2018

    President of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD/Funglode) and former President of the Dominican Republic, Dr. Leonel Fernández, will hold a book launch for his most recent work, “Años de avance. Escritos de Teoría y Acción” (unofficial translation: “Years of Progress. Writings on Theory and Action”) at the Miami Book Fair.

  • Conferences, Book Launches and Much More in the XI Dominican Book Fair in New York

    October 15, 2018

    The XI Dominican Book Fair got underway Friday October 12th, when Dominican Minister of Culture Eduardo Selman gave welcoming words and highlighted the importance of Professor Juan Bosch, to whom the XI Dominican Book Fair in New York was dedicated.

  • “Dominican Gastro Tour in New York” Seeks to Highlight the Dominican Food Scene

    September 27, 2018

    With the goal of highlighting and sharing the cooking traditions of the Dominican Diaspora in New York City, a series of events will be held that bring together gastronomy and digital communication. The activities will include a gastro tour of Dominican restaurants, a workshop on food writing and a discussion on Dominican gastronomy and digital communication at the Dominican Book Fair in New York.

  • Dr. Leonel Fernández Highlights Intellectual Trajectory of Renowned Dominican Writer Aida Cartagena Portalatín

    July 31, 2018

    The former President of the Dominican Republic and president of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (Funglode), Dr. Leonel Fernández, delivered the keynote address in the opening of the VI International Dominican-Hispanic Book Fair where he highlighted the quality and impressive intellectual trajectory of writer Aída Cartagena Portalatín. This year’s Fair, held in Orlando, Florida, honors the renowned Dominican writer.

  • The History of Bachata Urbana is Presented in New York

    June 28, 2018

    The former president of the Dominican Association of Art Critics (ACROARTE), Máximo Jiménez, launched his latest book on the bachata, one of the most popular Latin American musical genres that originated in the Dominican Republic in the 20th century.  Published by Funglode, the book launching event took place before a relaxed and enthusiastic audience that gathered at the Dominican Commission of Culture in New York.

  • Full House at the Screening of “Un Acto de Rebeldía al Día” at Santo Domingo’s International Book Fair!

    April 30, 2018

    On Friday, April 27, 2018 GFDD/Funglode hosted a special series of consecutive screenings of the short film “Un Acto de Rebeldía al Día” (An Act of Rebellion a Day), followed by a discussion with its director, Isabella Bretón, moderated by Larissa Veloz

  • Successful Presentation of Dominican Cultural Dictionary in Orlando, Florida

    March 5, 2018

    The ceremony, held at the Christian Center “El Pan de Vida” was supported by the Dominican Cultural House in Kissimmee.  Participants included Dr. Jimmy Sierra, writer, filmmaker and author of the dictionary; Professor Héctor Martínez, who worked on the project and Dr. Leonel Fernández, former President of the Dominican Republic and current President of Funglode and the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), who wrote the book’s foreword.  Other
    collaborators who could not attend the ceremony were Reynaldo Disla, Carlos José Peña and León Félix Batista.

  • Diccionario Cultural Dominicano Launched in Nation’s Capital

    November 14, 2017

    Convened by the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and the Georgetown Center for Latin American Studies in a room overlooking the sun-speckled waters of the Potomac River at the Georgetown University Library, students, professionals, and cultural enthusiasts gathered to attend the DC launch of the Diccionario Cultural Dominicano.

  • Leonel Fernández Heads Miami Launch of the Diccionario Cultural Dominicano

    November 12, 2017

    Alongside the Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode) and Editorial Funglode, Dr. Leonel Fernández, former president of the Dominican Republic headed the ceremony which put the Diccionario Cultural Dominicano into circulation in The Magic City.

  • GFDD Showcases Dominican Culture at XII Lawrence International Book Fair

    October 23, 2017

    To bring awareness about its work across the United States, Global Foundation for Democracy & Development (GFDD) participated in the XII Lawrence International Book Fair, held at Northern Essex Community College from October 20th to 22nd.

  • Alongside Author Jimmy Sierra, Leonel Fernández Will Bring Dominican Art and Culture to the Miami Book Fair

    October 20, 2017

    Dr. Leonel Fernández, former President of the Dominican Republic and Dr. Jimmy Sierra will debut the Diccionario cultural dominicano next month in Miami. The ceremony will take place during the Miami Book Fair on November 12th at 2:30 p.m. at Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus, Building 2. Both Fernández and Sierra will speak primarily about the importance of culture and the arts in the Dominican Republic.

  • Horizons Broadened during U.S. launch of the Diccionario Cultural Dominicano

    October 14, 2017

    On a bright evening in Union City, New Jersey, the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development along with Funglode, its sister organization in the Dominican Republic (GFDD/Funglode) convened a group of cultural enthusiasts and influential members of the Dominican community for a discussion to commemorate the U.S. launch of the Diccionario Cultural Dominicano.

  • Dominican Community in Florida Supports Leonel Fernández’s Book Launch

    May 1, 2017

    President of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode), Dr. Leonel Fernández, launched his book collection “Democracy, Modernity and Progress,” which contains a compilation of speeches given during his three presidential terms, on Saturday night in Doral, Florida, at the Grand Doral Ballroom of the Intercontinental Hotel in Doral.

  • Dr. Leonel Fernández Launches Book of Speeches in New York City

    April 30, 2017

    With a spacious room filled with Dominicans and other Latin residents in New York, the president of GFDD/Funglode, Dr. Leonel Fernández, put into circulation his book collection “Democracy, Modernity and Progress,” a compilation of the main speeches made during his three terms as leader of the country, on Friday night.

  • DREFF Environmental Film Also in the 2017 Santo Domingo International Book Fair

    April 28, 2017

    As part of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival’s (DREFF) mission to promote as well as educate and spread awareness about good environmental practices, the Funglode/GFDD stand in the 2017 Santo Domingo International Book Fair was the scene for screenings of environmental film, one activity among the jam-packed agenda of events organized by those foundations.

  • Dr. Leonel Fernández to Launch Book Collection in New York and Florida: “Democracy, Modernity and Progress”

    April 25, 2017

    President of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode), Dr. Leonel Fernández, will be holding book launches at the end of April in New York and Florida, for his new publication, a compilation of political speeches delivered during his three presidential terms, previously launched in Santo Domingo and Santiago de los Caballeros.

  • Dr. Leonel Fernández Launches Book Collection in Santiago: “Democracy, Modernity and Progress”

    March 10, 2017

    President of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode), and former president of the Dominican Republic, Dr. Leonel Fernández, launched Wednesday night a compilation of political speeches delivered during his three presidential terms, previously launched in Santo Domingo last February.

  • The Dominican Book Fair in New York Recognizes GFDD/Funglode as Special Collaborator

    October 31, 2016

    Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister organization in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode) successfully participated, collaborating with the celebration of important activities, in the 10th edition of the Dominican Book Fair in NY, which took place from October 28 to 30. On this occasion GFDD/Funglode received recognition as a special collaborator of the annual Dominican Book Fair.

  • GFDD/Funglode at Dominican Book Fair in New York with Publications, Presentation of Programs and Conference with Veloz Maggiolo

    September 29, 2015

    The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister organization in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode), participated once again in the Dominican Book Fair in New York, now in its ninth year. This year’s Book Fair was held at Gregorio Luperón High School in Manhattan from September 26-28.

  • GFDD Presents Book on Sustainable Development at International Book Fair Santo Domingo 2015

    April 28, 2015

    GFDD presented “Towards Sustainable Development and the Green Economy in the Dominican Republic: National and International Context, Legislation and Practical Guide for the Home and Office,” at the XVIII International Book Fair Santo Domingo 2015, held April 23 through May 4.

  • GFDD Celebrates Dominican Women Writers

    March 10, 2015

    Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) participated at the XIII International Book Fair of Dominican Women Writer, where several authors were honored for their contribution to Dominican literature. The inauguration took place at the Auditorium of Isabella Home Center in New York on March, where the opening remarks were made by Rosita Romero, founder and Executive Director of the Dominican Women’s Development Center (DWDC), who thanked everyone “for their
    support to the book fair, where the Dominican diaspora talent, represented by workers and talented women, is recognized.“

  • Successful Presence of GFDD / FUNGLODE at the 8th Edition of the Dominican Book Fair, Celebrated Last Weekend in N.Y.

    September 29, 2014

    The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister organization in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) successfully participated in the 8th edition of the Dominican Book Fair in NY,collaborating with the celebration of important activities.

  • GFDD and FUNGLODE Join Forces with the 6th Dominican Book Fair in New York

    October 4, 2012

    Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracy y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) partnered with the Dominican Culture Commission to celebrate the 6th Dominican Book Fair in New York, dedicated to the theme “Reading Helps you Growing,” September 28-30 at Boricua College in North Manhattan.

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