Events

    2021 Dec 01

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

    4:00pm to 5:30pm


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    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 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 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 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 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 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 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 14

    Prospects for Post-COVID Economic Recovery in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    The economic toll of the Covid crisis on Latin America has been catastrophic. According to The Economist, whereas global GDP contracted by 3% last year, that of Latin America and the Caribbean fell on average by 7%, the worst of any region tracked by the IMF. Lengthy lockdowns have contributed to the exacerbation of poverty and inequality, and school closures...

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    2021 Jul 26

    The Pandemic is Not Only a Viral Event

    Repeats every day until Tue Jul 27 2021 .
    8:00am to 4:00pm

    8:00am to 4:00pm


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    In the field of health practices enlivened by the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic, the emergence of variants of the SarsCov-2 virus, the lack of sufficient vaccines and the uncontrolled infection in Brazil, the response to the pandemic has depended on the participation and production of researchers from various areas and the involvement of community leaders in the social response. The objective of this international seminar, the...

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    2021 Mar 05

    Innovation in Emerging Markets Asia and Latam

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

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    Speakers: Lourdes Casanova Senior Lecturer and Emerging Markets Institute Gail and Rob Cañizares Director, S.C. Johnson School of Management, Cornell University and Editor of the book From Copycat to Leaders: Innovation from Emerging Markets; Veneta Andonova Dean of Universidad de los Andes School of Management; Moacir Oliveira, Full Professor and Head of the...

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    2021 Mar 02

    The Return of the Military?

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Speakers: Wendy Hunter, Professor of Government, UT-Austin; Diego Vega, PhD Candidate in Government, UT-Austin; John Polga-Hecimovich, Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics, U.S. Naval Academy; Kristina Mani, Associate Professor of Politics, Oberlin College and Conservatory; David Pion-Berlin, Professor of Political Science, University...

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    2021 Feb 25

    Democratic Backsliding and International Relations in the Americas

    3:30pm to 4:45pm


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    Speakers: Celso Amorim, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defense, Brazil; Susana Malcorra, Dean, IE School of Global and Public Affairs and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Argentina; Ambassador Thomas Shannon, Senior Fellow, Future of Diplomacy Project, Harvard Kennedy School and Former U.S. Under Secretary of State
    Moderated by:...

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    2021 Feb 02

    Latin American Prisons: Challenges and Opportunities from COVID-19

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Speakers: Benjamin Lessing, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago; David Skarbek, Associate Professor in Political Science, Brown University; Marcelo Bergman, Professor of Sociology and Criminology, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF)
    Discussant: Jessie Bullock, PhD candidate, Harvard University
    ...

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    2020 Dec 01

    Right Wing Populism in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm

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    Speakers: Kenneth Roberts, Binenkorb Director of the Latin American Studies Program and Richard J. Schwartz Professor of Government, Cornell University; Cristobal Rovira, Professor of Political Science, Universidad Diego Portales in Chile; Amy Erica Smith, Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Professor and Associate Professor of Political Science, Iowa State University
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    2020 Nov 24

    Authoritarian Police in Democracy: Contested Security in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm

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    Speaker: Yanilda María González, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
    Discussant: Eduardo Moncada, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University
    Moderated by: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, DRCLAS

    In countries around the world, from the...

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    2020 Nov 17

    Federalism and COVID Responses

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    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 12

    Transnational Perspectives: COVID-19 in South America

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Speakers: Marcos Cueto, Professor of the History of Health, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Brazil; Lucía Dammert, Professor of International Relations at the Universidad de Santiago de Chile; María Inés Pacecca, Professor in the Department of Anthropological Sciences and researcher at the Institute of Anthropological Sciences at the Universidad de Buenos Aires
    Moderated by: Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Professor of the History of Science, Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Co-Chair, Mexico Faculty Committee at DRCLAS, Harvard...

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