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Ned Strong

Ned Strong

Executive Director, DRCLAS

Ned Strong joined the Center in 2010 as the Program Director for the DRCLAS Regional Office in Chile. In June 2014 he was named Executive Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, based in Cambridge.

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2017 Apr 04

Q&A with Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the OAS on the International Decade for People of African Descent

2:00pm to 3:00pm


Hutchins Center Room 2R, 104 Mt. Auburn Street 3R, Cambridge MA, 02138

On April 4th, 2017 at 4PM, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University, and Luis Almagro Secretary General of the Organization of American States, will sign an agreement to collaborate on events and programs that generate ideas for and implement positive change in the lives of people of African descent in Latin America. This collaborative effort will be undertaken during the International Decade of People of African Descent. Please join Dr.

2017 Mar 13

Workshop Critical Conservation

Mon - Fri, Mar 13 to Mar 17, 3:30pm - 6:30pm


Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile - Campus Lo Contador UC - Avda. El Comendador 1916, Santiago, Chile

El seminario aspira a desarrollar conceptos y estrategias que permitan describir y prefigurar la naturaleza transitoria y dinámica de la arquitectura, el paisaje y la ciudad.

2017 Apr 15

Afro-Cuban Musical Traditions: Lukumí Bàtá Concert

6:00pm to 8:00pm


Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

Join the Harvard Ed Portal for an incredible evening with some of today’s greatest players and singers in the Afro-Cuban bàtá tradition! Afro-Cuban bàtá masters from across the country join Harvard's own Director of Jazz Bands Yosvany Terry in a concert and celebration of Cuban tradition. You won't be able to keep from dancing to this percussive, dynamic music!

2017 Apr 14

Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen: Film Screening + Discussion

7:00pm to 9:00pm


Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

Join the Harvard Ed Portal for a free screening of Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen, a compelling, fast-moving film about an exciting genre of music and dance! Highlighting the musical styling of rumba in New York City, the film follows ordinary people and famous musicians through the dances, drums, and clave rhythm of the genre. Learn more about the vibrant Afro-Cuban culture of the city and rumba's African and Andalusian origins. The screening will be followed by a conversation with its director Aristides Falcon-Paradi.

2017 Apr 08

8th Annual FDR Memorial Lecture: Formulating a New Good Neighbor Policy

4:00pm to 5:00pm


Harvard Hall

In 1943, President Roosevelt spoke at Monterrey, Mexico noting Mexico’s contributions of military support and farm laborers to the war effort. “Our two countries,” he stated, “owe their independence to the fact that your ancestors and mine held the same truths to be worth fighting for and dying for… No less important than the military cooperation and the production of supplies needed for the maintenance of our respective economies has been the exchange of those ideas and of those moral values which give life and significance to the tremendous effort of the free peoples of the world.”

2017 Mar 31

Symbolic Reparations

Fri - Sun, Mar 31 to Apr 2, 5:00pm - 5:00pm


Room 133, Barker Center, Harvard University; Boston University

Symbolic comes from the domain of culture; reparations from the domain of law. How can these terms be conjoined to promote processes of healing, justice and social transformation? 




2017 Apr 12

El futuro de la izquierda en América Latina



CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium

More details will be forthcoming!

Veronika Mendoza is a Peruvian psychologist, educator, and politician. She was a member of Peru's Congress representing the Cusco region from July 2011 until July 2016. She was the Broad Front candidate for the 2016 Peruvian presidential election.

Moderated by Steven Levitsky, Professor , Department of Government, Harvard University.

Event co-sponsored by the Harvard Peruvian Association of Students 


2017 Apr 05

Venezuela’s Political and Economic Collapse: What’s next? 

12:00pm to 2:00pm


CGIS South, S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street


Michael Penfold, Global Fellow at the Wilson Center in DC and Professor of Political Economy at IESA in Caracas

Javier Corrales, Dwight W. Morrow 1895 professor of Political Science at Amherst College

Francisco J. Monaldi, Fellow in Latin American Energy Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and a Lecturer in Energy Economics at Rice University

Moderator: Miguel Angel Santos is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University

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. This activity is part of an ongoing effort by DRCLAS, the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and the above mentioned seminar to build a network of scholars from El Colegio and Harvard interested in these issues.