Past Events

2018 Nov 30

Reformist Alternatives to Populism in Contemporary Latin America

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-030

J_Guzman

**THIS TALK WILL BE IN SPANISH**

Livestreaming link: https://www.facebook.com/harvardperu/videos/525344734609294/

The effects of worldwide structural transformations such as technological innovation, globalization, and climate change are altering the way we live in, threatening people’s values and core...

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2018 Nov 29

The Disaster Artist: or how a Chilean Architect Got Involved (and survived) in Urban Design, and the Politics of Resilience

6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Belfer Case Study Room, S-020, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Pablo Allard, Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design; Dean at the Faculty of Architecture  at the Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile.
With Introduction by Diane Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism; Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design

In February 2010, Chile suffered the sixth-largest earthquake ever recorded by a seismograph, followed by a devastating tsunami.  The extension and complexity...

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2018 Nov 14

The Uruguayan Experience: In an Unstable Region, Is a Small and Open Economy Possible?

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Room S-030

bonilla_uruguay

Rapid growth in the 19th century placed Uruguay among the richest nations of the world on a per capita basis in the first half of the 20th, to slide into a period of decline for the rest of in the century. At the start of the 21st century, it once again experienced rapid growth, in recent years surpassing...

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2018 Oct 17

La Batea

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216

La_batea

Stephen and Elizabeth Ferry have produced La Batea, exploring gold’s double effects – situations of violence, contamination, and exploitation, but also of devotion, craftsmanship, and anchored communities. By taking this rounded approach, La Batea aims to contribute to the global debate over the social,...

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2018 Sep 25

Tuesday Seminar Series: Colombia's 2018 Elections: Implications for the Peace Process and Criminal Dynamics

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Angelica Duran-MartinezAssistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Angélica Durán-Martínez is an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. She obtained a Ph.D. in Political Science at Brown University, a B.A. from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and an M.A. from New York University. She is the author of...

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2018 Sep 11

Tuesday Seminar Series: Republican Shields in Times of Executive Excesses: Revisiting the Uruguayan Collegial Governments (1952-1966)

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: David Altman, Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Luksic Visiting Scholar

Moderators: Steve Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University and Fran Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

How do you limit the temptations and excesses of government chief executives in a democratic context? Theoretically, systems in which multiple people share executive power –collegial executives – might be one way to prevent abuses of power by leaders who concentrate authority and affecting the...

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2018 Apr 10

Los Ojos del Camino / The Eyes of the Journey

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Belfer Cases Study Room (S-020), 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker:  Rodrigo Otero Heraud, director of the film The Eyes of the Journey and Hipolito Peralta Ccama, protagonist in The Eyes of the Journey

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2018 Apr 06

Using and Generating Evidence for Policy-Making: Security interventions in Bogota City

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School

To better understand which security policies are most effective, the Mayor’s office of Bogota is testing and evaluating several policies, from “hotspot” policing to “broken windows” interventions. Join Daniel Mejia, current Secretary of Security and former Professor at Universidad de los Andes in Colombia, and Christopher Blattman, Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy, to discuss the challenges, the learnings and the opportunities from a policy-making perspective.

Agenda:

12:00 – 12:10 Introduction - Moderator

...

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2018 Mar 21

HAPS Speaker Series: A Conversation with Beatriz Merino, Peru’s first female prime minister and the first female prime minister in Latin America

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

L-332 Deland, 3rd Floor of Littauer Building of Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy Street

Speaker: Beatriz Merino, former Prime Minister of Peru

Beatriz Merino was the first female Prime Minister of Peru and the first female prime minister in Latin America. She held office between June 2003 and December 2003. She also served as Peru’s national ombudsman from September 2005 until March 2011....

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2018 Mar 19

Book Talk: Party Systems in Latin America: Institutionalization, Decay, and Collapse

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200 North

Join the Ash Center and David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard University for a book talk with Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Brazil Studies and the Faculty Co-chair of the Harvard Brazil Studies Program, author of Party Systems in Latin America: Institutionalization, Decay, and Collapse

Candelaria Garay, Associate Professor of Public Policy; ...

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2018 Mar 06

Venezuela: The Survival Strategies of an Authoritarian Regime

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Please note: This event has moved from S-250 to S-216.

Speakers: Javier Corrales, Professor of Political Science, Amherst College; Risa Grais-Targow, Eurasia Group, lead coverage of Venezuela, Ecuador, Central America, and the Caribbean; and David Smilde, Senior Fellow at WOLA specializing in Venezuela and Professor of Human Relations, Tulane University

Introduction / moderated by: Steve Levitsky, Professor of...

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2017 Dec 04

Harvard Association of Peruvian Students presents Electronic Money, Microcredit, and Ultra Microcredit in Latin America - What Works and What Doesn't?

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Weil Town Hall, 1st Floor of Belfer Building of Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA
2017 Nov 14

Art [...] Architecture: Latin GSD & Women in Design present Ingrid Moye, Daniela Rivera, and Cazú Zegers

6:30pm

Location: 

Piper Auditorium, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
Art [...] Architecture is part of the Latin.A series, a collaboration between Women in Design and Latin GSD, and a joint effort with A.Chronology and the FortyK Gallery at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. ...
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2017 Nov 14

Tuesday Seminar Series: Unlocking the State’s Front Door: Principled Commitment NGOs and Environmental Rights in Argentina and Colombia

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Veronica Herrera, Assistant Professor of Political Science. University of Connecticut

The distance between the state and grassroots claims is long. To access the state, territorial groups must overcome limited material resources, education, and time, as well as public officials who dismiss them as illegitimate policymaking partners. This paper, based on extensive field research, examines the construction of advocacy...

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