Events

    2021 Dec 01

    Globalizing Patient Capital: The Political Economy of Chinese Finance in the Americas

    4:00pm to 5:30pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speaker: Stephen Kaplan, Associate Professor of Political Science and Economic Affairs, George Washington University

    This book explores how China’s state-led capitalism affects national level governance. China, as the world’s largest saver, has more than doubled its overseas banking presence since the 2008 global financial crisis...

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    2021 Nov 17

    The Gendered Division of Governing Labor: How Activism Thrives in Rio de Janeiro’s Gang Territories

    12:00pm to 1:15pm


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    Speaker: Anjuli Fahlberg, Assistant Professor, Tufts University
    Moderated by: Yanilda Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University

    Across Latin America, the rise of armed drug trafficking organizations and militarized policing in poor neighborhoods has created...

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    2021 Nov 16

    Impact of Venezuela Migration on Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Of the more than 5.6 million Venezuelans who have left Venezuela since 2017, more than 70 percent have migrated to Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Despite their stated intention to remain in the countries that received them, they often lack regular migration status, and they have suffered from unemployment or employment discrimination and restricted access to health care and local...

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    2021 Nov 10

    Are the Military a Threat to Brazilian Democracy Today?

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Speakers: Maud Chirio, Associate Professor of History, Université Gustave Eiffel; João Roberto Martins Filho, Full Professor, Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar); and Natalia Viana, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Agência Pública; Nieman Fellow ´22
    Moderated by: Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History and of African and African American Studies...

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    2021 Nov 09

    The Volatility Curse

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    When does economic voting function as a mechanism of democratic accountability, and when does it fail to do so? In their new book, The Volatility Curse, Campello and Zucco show that in Latin American countries that are dependent on commodity exports and inflows of foreign capital, governments may lose popular support and be punished by voters for economic outcomes that are beyond their...

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    2021 Nov 04

    Film Screening: “Marighella” - Conversation with Maria Marighella

    6:00pm


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    Speaker: Maria Marighella, City Council member of Salvador, Bahia; Carlos Marighella's grandaughter
    Moderated by: Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History and African and African-American Studies, Harvard University
    Discussants: Cristiane Soares, Senior Preceptor in Portuguese, Harvard University and Eduarda Araujo, P.h.D. candidate...

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    2021 Nov 02

    Protest and Repression in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Latin America experienced a wave of large-scale and often sustained protest between 2018 and 2021. In Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and elsewhere, these protests triggered harsh police or paramilitary repression. How do these responses compare to earlier eras in Latin America? Have decades of democracy and human rights activism had on impact on the behavior of domestic security forces? Are Latin...

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    2021 Oct 29

    Why Biodiversity Matters: Plants and Animals Across Natural Systems in Brazil

    10:00am to 11:30am


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    Speakers: Christine Bacon, Associated Professor, Gothenburg University; Alex Antonelli, Professor, Gothenburg University & Director of Science, Kew Gardens; Gregory Thom, Postdoctoral Fellow, American Museum of Natural History (AMNH); Fernanda Werneck...

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    2021 Oct 27

    The Population Census in Brazil and the US: Importance, Challenges, and Confidentiality

    12:00pm to 1:15pm


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    Speakers: John Abowd, Associate Director for Research and Methodology and Chief Scientist, United States Census Bureau; Eduardo Rios Neto, President, Brazilian National Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE)
    Moderated by: Marcia Castro, Andelot Professor of Demography; Chair, Department...

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    2021 Oct 26

    Technocracy vs Politics

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Technocrats dominated policymaking across Latin America in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Now, in much of the region, including its largest democracies, voters and politicians on both the left and the right have challenged the role of technocrats in democratic governments. What explains technocrats’ declining legitimacy in many Latin American democracies? How have technocrats...

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    2021 Oct 20

    “We know and walk together”: Contemporary Indigenous Art in Brazil

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    SpeakersClaudia Mattos Avolese, Associate Professor, UNICAMP; Naine Terena, Artist, Art-educator, and Professor, Catholic University in Mato Grosso

    Moderated by: Ana Laura Malmaceda, PhD student in Romance Languages, Harvard University

    One of the most exciting developments in Brazilian art and art history today is...

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    2021 Oct 19

    Populism and the Courts in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Populist presidents have assaulted (or seriously threatened) judicial independence in much of Latin America in the early twenty-first century. What drives these attacks? How do courts resist them? And why have some judiciaries proven more resilient in the face of populist governments than others?

    Speakers: Julio Rios Figueroa, Associate Professor of Law,...

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    2021 Oct 15

    Why Biodiversity Matters: Science and Society in Brazil

    3:00pm to 5:00pm


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    Introduction and Moderation: Scott V. Edwards, Professor, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and Curator of Ornithology, Museum of Comparative Zoology

    Speakers: Naomi E. Pierce, Professor, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Curator of Lepidoptera, Museum of Comparative Zoology...

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    2021 Oct 15

    ALARI Seminar Series with Nohora Arrieta: Poéticas amargas: estéticas y políticas de la plantación de azúcar en Brasil y el Caribe (1990-2018)

    12:00pm to 2:00pm


    This event is virtual and will be held in Spanish.  This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speaker: Nohora Arrieta Fernandez, 2020-2021 ALARI Research Associate; PhD Candidate in Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies, Georgetown University; CLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion fellow (2020-2021)

    La plantación de azúcar ha sido una...

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    2021 Oct 13

    Language Endangerment And Language Vitality In The Brazilian Amazon: The Experience Of The Tuparí And Other Native Peoples Of The Rio Branco Indigenous Territory

    6:00pm to 7:30pm


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    Speaker: Adam Roth Singerman, Harvard University

    Adam Singerman received his PhD in Linguistics from the University of Chicago in 2018. His dissertation and subsequent research have focused on the grammar of Tuparí, an Indigenous language spoken by between 350 and 400 people in the Brazilian...

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    2021 Oct 08

    Why Biodiversity Matters: Discovering and Describing Novel Species in Brazil

    3:00pm to 4:30pm


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    Speakers: Gonzalo Giribet, Director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Curator of Invertebrate Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University; João Tonini, Postdoctoral Fellow, Organismic and Evolutionary...

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    2021 Oct 05

    Disruptions to Educational Opportunity in Latin America: Primary and Secondary Education During Covid-19

    9:00am to 10:15am


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    Speakers: Cristián Bellei, Associate Researcher, Center for Advanced Research in Education, and Professor of Sociology, University of Chile; Sergio Cárdenas, Professor of Public Administration, CIDE; Antonio Madero-Fundación México en Harvard Visiting Scholar, DRCLAS, Harvard University; Claudia Costin, Founder and Director, Center for Excellence and Innovation in Education...

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    2021 Sep 28

    Rethinking Malaria in the Context of COVID–19: Malaria Governance, Integrated Service Delivery, Training & Capacity Building for Malaria

    Repeats every day until Wed Sep 29 2021 .
    9:00am to 11:30am

    9:00am to 11:30am


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    In keeping with a longstanding academic tradition, multidisciplinary perspectives from diverse stakeholders and discussants will be offered in a neutral and inclusive learning environment during this 2-day, public webinar. Q&A will be available during portions of the proceedings for broader engagement. Together, we will identify and discuss actions—including some of...

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    2021 Sep 21

    The State of Democracy in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Latin America has been buffeted by economic crisis, soaring crime rates, major corruption scandals, and a devastating pandemic. These crises have threatened democracies across much of the region. DRCLAS has assembled four prominent scholars of Latin American politics to evaluate the state of democracy in the region. How serious are contemporary threats to Latin American democracies? What are the...

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