Past Events

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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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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