Luquillo Travel on S. global power concretely coincided with the displacement of Europe from the center of the map. Neil Smith (2007) and David Nugent (2007,2010) trace in historical detail the emergence of area studies through the building of collaborative relations between philanthropic foundations, government, universities, the military, and intelligence agencies. Responding to the need for knowledge to administer the growing number of populations falling under the U.S. sphere of influence, these alliances enabled the institutionalization of a new geography of knowledge and power (Nugent 2010,19). Central to this enterprise was the formation of new centers of intellectual activity, policy analysis and career possibility (22). Luquillo Travel 2016.