Past Events

2020 Feb 25

Did Ancient Andean People Know How to Write, do Math, or Keep Accounts Before the Spaniards Arrived?

7:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker:  Gary Urton, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian Studies

Gary Urton is Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian Studies in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard. He earned his M.A. in Ancient History and his Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. His research focuses on a variety of topics in pre-Columbian and early colonial Andean cultural and intellectual history, drawing on materials and methods in archaeology,...

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2020 Feb 11

Coproduction of Health Care for Indigenous Women

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250

Speaker: Tulia Falleti, Class of 1965 Endowed Term Professor of Political Science; Director of Latin American and Latino Studies Program; Senior Fellow Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania

Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government

Coproduction between state and civil society in the delivery of public services raises a host of questions that go from cooptation of civil society to efficiencies in the delivery of public services. Moreover, when this cooperation focuses on vulnerable and...

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2019 Dec 02

Sorting Out the Mixed Economy: The Rise and Fall of Welfare Developmental States in the Americas

7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Book Store,1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

Speaker: Amy C. Offner, Assistant Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania
Moderator: Kirsten Weld, Professor of History, Harvard University

In the years after 1945, a flood of U.S. advisors swept into Latin America with dreams of building a new economic order and lifting the Third World out of poverty. These businessmen, economists, community workers, and architects went south with the gospel of the New Deal on their lips, but Latin American realities soon revealed unexpected possibilities within the New Deal itself. In Colombia, Latin Americans and U.S....

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2019 Nov 25

Enforcing and Protecting Rights in a Federal Context. The case of Argentina´s Domestic Violence Laws

4:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216

Speaker: Catalina Smulovitz, Vicerrectora, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
Moderator: Kathryn Sikkink, Ryan Family Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

How rights are protected and implemented in a federal context? The purpose of this presentation is to analyze the impact that federalism has on the way laws are defined, legal representation is supplied and resources for implementation are allocated at the local level. Analysis focus on the implementation of domestic violence laws in the Argentinian provinces and on the factors explaining...

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2019 Nov 18

A Congress Dissolved in Peru: Causes and Consequences

6:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S020

Speaker: Salvador del Solar, former Minister of Culture (2016-2017) and former Prime Minister of Peru (2019)
Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government

On the afternoon of Sept. 30, 2019, Peru's President Martin Vizcarra dissolved congress amid political controversy and broad popular support. The outcome of a long confrontation between the two branches of government has transformed the Peruvian political landscape, and the future looks uncertain. This event will feature a talk by a key actor in this process, ex Prime Minister of Peru Salvador del Solar....

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2019 Nov 14

Ghosts of Sheridan Circle: How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet’s Terror State to Justice

4:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216

Speaker: Alan McPherson, Professor of History, Temple University
Moderator: Kirsten Weld, Professor of History, Harvard University

Historian Alan McPherson of Temple University will discuss his new book about the 1976 assassination of Chilean Orlando Letelier and U.S. citizen Ronni Moffitt, which took two decades to prosecute, transformed human rights, democracy, and counterterrorism in the United States and Chile, and helped end the Pinochet regime.

Alan McPherson is Freaney Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Study of Force and...

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2019 Nov 05

Proyecto Pretextos En Rionegro, Antioquia, Colombia

4:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Pre-Texts, a pedagogical protocol aimed at strengthening literacy skills, innovation, and citizenship, has reached a total of 1650 people since November 2018 in Rionegro and is a valuable example of a successful community cultural interventions. Five of the participants from the Subsecretary of Family Welfare in Rionegro will speak at Harvard on November 5th to discuss their reflections on the implementation of the Pre-Texts methodology in Rionegro.

Presented in collaboration with Harvard Colombian Student Society and Cultural Agents Initiative

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2019 Sep 17

Hybrid Regimes within Democracies: Argentina's Subnational Rentier States in Comparative Perspective

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250

Speaker: Carlos Gervasoni, Associate Professor of Political Science, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

Sitting PresidentBoth democratic and not-very-democratic (or hybrid) regimes are found in the...
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2019 Apr 18

Book Discussion: Guerrilla Marketing and Managing Multiculturalism in Colombia

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Guerrilla Marketing: Counterinsurgency and Capitalism in Colombia

A new book, Guerrilla Marketing, details the Colombian government’s efforts to transform Marxist guerrilla fighters in the FARC into consumer citizens. Alexander L. Fattal shows how the market has become one of the principal grounds on which counterinsurgency warfare is waged and postconflict futures are imagined in Colombia. This layered case study illuminates a larger phenomenon: the convergence of marketing and militarism in the twenty-first century. Taking a global view of...

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2019 Apr 18
2019 Apr 16

Tuesday Seminar Series: Gone with the wind? Exploring Fujimorismo’s decay in contemporary Peru

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Political parties are usually depicted as indispensable for democracies. However, Latin American history does not lack of instances of parties playing against democracy. Observing the case of Fuerza Popular (the Peruvian Fujimorista party) will allow us to analyze the ways how a political vehicle might play against the consolidation of a democracy. In empirical terms, we will explain how this relates to the unexpected current Fuerza Popular severe crisis.

Speaker: Alberto Vergara, Professor of Social and Political Sciences, Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Peru...

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2019 Apr 13

Memories on/for a future reconciliation

1:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Authors:
Renato Cisneros, author of “La distancia que nos separa”
José Carlos Agüero, author of “Los rendidos: Sobre el don de perdonar” (via Skype)
Lurgio Gavilán, author of “Memorias de un soldado desconocido”

Respondents: 
Alexandra Hibbett, Universidad Católica, Perú
Alberto Vergara, Universidad del Pacífico, Perú

The wounds inflicted by the protracted civil war Peru faced between 1980 and the early 2000s have proven hard to heal. After twenty years...

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2019 Apr 12

Paraguay Conference 2019: Beyond Perceptions

Fri - Sat, Apr 12 to Apr 13, 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-020, 1730 Cambridge Street

The Paraguay Conference 2019: Beyond Perceptions is an initiative of the Harvard Paraguayan Students Association, a new university-wide student organization composed of Paraguayan and international students interested in Paraguayan national development.The organization brings together students, scholars and practitioners within the Harvard community and at neighboring universities in the greater Boston area to explore interdisciplinary topics of strategic importance in Paraguay.

The event will convene an international audience of representatives from public institutions,...

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2019 Apr 05

CHERMANY > A PERUVIAN GRAFIK XPERIENZ

6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street

chermanCherman will reflect on his art over the past 30 years, discuss the roots of his pop aesthetic, and share the philosophy behind his current work in Chermany, an imagined nation where graphic art exists in its purest form and where everything is possible.

Speaker: Cherman (Germán Quino Ganoza),...

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2019 Mar 13

Screening of "La Negociacion/The Negotiation" with Director, Margarita Martinez

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Tsai Auditorium

la_negociacionThe Negotiation tells the story of the peace dialogues between the government of Colombia and the Marxist FARC guerrilla, the oldest insurgency of the hemisphere after more than half a century of war and three failed dialogue attempts.


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2019 Feb 26

Tuesday Seminar Series: Venezuela: Understanding the Crisis. Building a Sustainable Solution

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Temir Porras Ponceleon, CEO, Ventuari Partners

Temir Porras Ponceleon began his public service career in the Republic of France and continued in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. He specialized in foreign policy, sovereign credit, and oil. He has brokered and negotiated political and trade deals at the presidential level for more than 10 years in Latin America, Europe and Asia. He has also set-up and negotiated credit lines for Venezuela with China and Russia. In addition, Porras Ponceleon managed the Sovereign...

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