MCA Past Events

MCA Past Events

2017 Apr 13

Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean Program Conference: Struggles for Peace in Mexico

1:30pm to 6:00pm


CGIS South, Belfer Case Study Hall (S020)

Over the last decade, Mexico has become an epicenter of criminal violence in the region, and this side of the story is regularly reported in the news. Less attention has been paid to the struggles for peace. In this conference, we will discuss two initiatives undertaken by the "Seminar on Violence and Peace" of El Colegio de Mexico (ColMex). This activity is part of an ongoing effort by DRCLAS, the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, and the Seminar to build a network of scholars from ColMex and Harvard interested in these issues.

Conference Schedule:

2017 Mar 31

Mexico City at a Crossroads: Urban Challenges of the 21st Century - Keynote Address*

6:30pm to 9:00pm


Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy Street

Keynote Address: Urban Challenges in an Era of Climate Change

Speaker: Miguel Angel Mancera, Mayor of Mexico City
Introduction: Jorge DomínguezAntonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Department of Government; Chair, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies

Live streaming will be available here.

2016 Nov 29

Under the Wall: Infrastructure as Security and as Threat on the U.S.- Mexico Border

5:30pm to 7:30pm


CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Ieva Jusionyte, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Harvard University

Moderator: Diane Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design.

2016 Nov 09

Staying a Step Ahead: Institutional Flexibility in the Rehabilitation of Social Housing in Oaxaca, Mexico



Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Room 112

Officials from Fundación Hogares and the Mexican National Workers’ Housing Fund Institute (Infonavit) will join UPD faculty and students in a discussion of planning and design strategies deployed to address the growing problems of housing abandonment in Mexico.

2016 Oct 30

Day of the Dead Family Celebration 2016

12:00pm to 4:00pm


Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue

Live mariachi music helps to make this a joyful event designed to remember and welcome back the spirits of loved ones. Decorate a sugar skull, make papel picado(cut-paper banners) and other artwork, and write a message to place upon the Día de los Muertos altar. View the community altar artwork by students from the Amigos School in Cambridge.