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    Faculty Spotlight: Diane Davis

    Harvard Professor Diane Davis examines the pandemic and governance with a focus on Latin American cities and how relations between government authorities and urban mafias affect the health crisis. Her policy brief, “Emergency Governance for Cities and Regions,” co-authored with Graham Denyer Willis, is part of the Emergency Government Initiative (EGI).

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    Student Info Session: Puerto Rico Winter Institute

    Come learn about the DRCLAS Puerto Rico Winter Institute (PRWI) to be held January 2022 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A Virtual Info Session will be held on September 30th to learn about the two-week seminar in collaboration with the College of Humanities at the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras (UPR).

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    Monuments and Counter-Monuments: ReVista Launch

    The launch of the Spring-Summer 2021 issue Monuments and Counter-Monuments takes a look at what monuments represent and what their legacy means. It also examines a trend towards counter-monuments, an effort to seek other ways to create memorials. 

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    Tuesday Seminar Series

    The Tuesday Seminar Series on Latin American Politics returns on September 7th with a semester focused on political unrest, regional elections, and migration.

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    DRCLAS Podcast: Faculty Voices

    Beer, water, local governments, and worldwide climate change are all strands that Diane Davis, the Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, brings together in her latest project in five Mexican villages.

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What We Do

Through programs, grants, fellowships, and activities, DRCLAS strives to provide support and resources for students, faculty, and scholars working in and on Latin America. 

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Where We Work

With offices located in Santiago, São Paulo, Mexico City, as well as Cambridge, DRCLAS offers programs covering all of Latin America.

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The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard University works to increase the knowledge of the cultures, economies, histories, environment and contemporary affairs of Latin America; foster cooperation and understanding among the peoples of the Americas; and contribute to democracy, social progress and sustainable development throughout the hemisphere.