Events

    2021 Apr 20

    Votes, Drugs, and Violence: The Political Logic of Criminal Wars in Mexico

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

    One of the most surprising developments in Mexico's transition to democracy was the outbreak of criminal wars and large-scale criminal violence. Why did Mexican drug cartels go to war as the country transitioned away from one-party rule? Guillermo Trejo and Sandra Ley will present the answers that they develop in their new book Votes, Drugs, and...

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    2021 Mar 30

    U.S. Policy Towards Latin America Under Biden

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

    How will U.S. policy toward Latin America change under the Biden Administration? Will we see a return to Obama era policies, or something new? What are the new administration’s principal priorities and challenges in Latin America? What should they be? Four experts on U.S.-Latin American relations discuss changes and continuities in the post-Trump...

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    2021 Mar 23

    Mexico Under AMLO

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

    Andres Manuel López Obrador’s ascent to the Mexican presidency in 2018 generated high hopes among many Mexicans—and considerable fear among much of the country’s elite. Four scholars of Mexican politics debate the first three years of the AMLO presidency, evaluating some of the...

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    2020 Dec 02

    Reimagining the Mexico-US Migration Corridor

    5:00pm to 6:00pm

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    Speakers: Tatiana Bilbao, Founder and Director, Tatiana Bilbao Estudio; Carolina Sepúlveda, Chilean architect & researcher, MDes ADPD '20
    Presented by: Diane E. Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, Harvard University; Moderated by: Malkit Shoshan, Design, and the Public Domain Area Head,...

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    2020 Nov 18

    Vanishing Foods of the Americas: Coffee, Chocolate, and Quinoa

    6:00pm to 7:00pm


    This virtual event is part of the Food Security in the Americas Series. To watch the recording, click here.

    Stuart McCook, Professor of History, University of Guelph
    Coffee is Not Forever

    Ana Rita García Lascuráin, Founder and Director, Museo del Chocolate
    Chocolate: Biodiversity and Developing/Rebuilding Community 

    Marygold Walsh-Dilley...

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    2020 Nov 17

    Federalism and COVID Responses

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. To watch the recording, click here

    Speaker: Agustina Giraudy, Associate Professor of Political Science, American University
    Discussant: Kent Eaton, Professor of Politics, University of California, Santa Cruz
    Moderated by: Alisha Holland, Associate Professor of Government, Harvard University

    Presented in collaboration with ...

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    2020 Nov 10

    The Uneven Racial and Ethnic Impacts of COVID in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. To watch the recording, click here

    Speakers: Alberto Diaz-Cayeros, Senior Fellow at the Center for Democracy Development and Rule of Law, Stanford University; Marcia Castro, Andelot Professor of Demography; Chair, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard University; Edward Telles, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of California, Irvine
    Moderated by: ...

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    2020 Oct 27

    Democratic Backsliding in Contemporary Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. To watch the recording, click here

    Speakers: Manuel Melendez-Sanchez, PhD candidate in Political Science, Harvard University; Santiago Anria, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Latin American Studies, Dickinson College; Calla Hummel, Assistant Professor in Political Science, University of Miami; Carmen Aída Lazo, Dean of the School of Economics and Business at Escuela Superior de Economía...

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    2020 Oct 23

    Constitutional Democracy and the Role of High Courts in Times of Crisis: The Case of Mexico

    12:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Introduction: Carmel Shachar, Executive Director, The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School
    Speakers: Justice Alfredo Gutiérrez Ortiz Mena, Supreme Court Justice, Mexican Supreme Court...

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    2020 Oct 15

    The Fall 2020 Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture: Juan Villoro, "The Obsidian Mirror: Literature and Archaeology in Mexico"

    6:00pm to 7:30pm


    This event will be virtual, to register click here.

    Speaker: Juan Villoro, Author and Journalist, El Colegio Nacional (Mexico)

    Mexican authors Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes, José Emilio Pacheco, Salvador Novo, Rubén Bonifaz Nuño, and Rosario Castellanos, among others, have sought to use language to explore and recover the links between Mexico’s Indigenous peoples and its contemporary society. Focusing on Mexico’s pre-Hispanic past, Juan Villoro will explore the...

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    2020 Oct 08

    Resisting Police Violence in the Americas: Mothers on the Front Lines

    4:00pm to 5:30pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here

    Speakers: Dorothy Holmes, Ronnieman Foundation and Justice for Families, Chicago, US; Débora Maria da Silva, Mothers of May, Brazil; Rute Fiuza, Mothers of May of the Northeast, Brazil; Jacqueline Castillo, Mothers of False Positives of Soacha and Bogotá, Colombia; Cristina Bautista Salvador, Mothers and...

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    2020 Oct 07

    Changing the Game: Mexico and Global Agricultural Innovation in the 21st Century

    5:00pm to 6:00pm


    This event is virtual and will be presented in English with Spanish translation available. To join click here.

    Speakers: Daniel Nocera, Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University; Dilek Dogutan Kiper, Principal Research Scientist, Nocera Lab and Lecturer, Harvard University; Nazario López Cruz, Professor of Chemistry, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de...

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    2020 Oct 01

    In-House Open House

    6:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Join us as we welcome our new faculty director, Steven Levitsky!

    Professor Levitsky will be joined by Marcia Castro, co-chair of the Brazil Studies Program and Alejandro de la Fuente, chair of the Cuba Studies Program to discuss ongoing and upcoming initiatives in three priority areas for 2020-21: challenges to democracy, the impact...

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    2020 Oct 01

    The Politics of Institutional Weakness in Latin America

    4:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here

    Speakers: Mala Htun, University of New Mexico; Eduardo Darget, Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru; Alisha Holland, Harvard University; Daniel Brinks, University of Texas-Austin; Steven Levitsky, Harvard University; Maria Victoria Murillo, Columbia University
    Moderated by: Javier Auyero, University of Texas-Austin

    Observers often take institutional weakness as an exogenous feature...

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    2020 Sep 29

    How COVID has Changed Latin American Economics

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Speakers: Andres Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science; former Finance Minister of Chile; Ana Maria Ibanez, Professor of Economics, Universidad de los Andes; Economics Principal Advisor for the Interamerican Development Bank; Daniela Campello, Associate Professor, Brazilian School of Business and Public Administration;...

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