Events

    2021 Apr 06

    Race and Politics in 21st Century Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    Speakers: Marcus Johnson, Assistant Professor of Political Science, CUNY Baruch College; Natalia Salgado Bueno, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Emory University; David de Micheli, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Ethnic Studies, University of Utah
    Discussant: Danilo Contreras, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College...

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    2021 Mar 02

    The Return of the Military?

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    For a recording of this event, click here.

    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 23

    Latin America’s Energy Transition: Wind and Solar Power in Brazil

    12:00pm to 1:20pm

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    Speaker: Kathryn Hochstetler, Professor of International Development, London School of Economics
    Discussants: Alicia Cooperman, Assistant Professor in Political Science, Texas A&M University; Eduardo Viola, Professor of International Relations, University of Brasilia
    Moderated by: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann...

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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


    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 13

    The Criminalization of Corruption in Latin America: Causes and Consequences of Lava Jato

    12:00pm to 1:20pm

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    Speakers: Ezequiel González Ocantos, Associate Professor in the Qualitative Study of Comparative Political Institutions, University of Oxford; Paula Muñoz, Profesora del Departamento Académico de Ciencias Sociales y Políticas, Universidad del Pacifico en Perú
    Discussant: Alisha Holland, Associate Professor of Government, Harvard University
    Moderated by: ...

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    2020 Oct 06

    Democracy on the Line in Brazil

    12:00pm to 1:20pm

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    Speakers: Fernando Limongi, Professor of Political Science, University of Sao Paulo; Nara Pavao, Assistant Professor in Political Science, Federal University of Pernambuco; Marta Arretche, Professor of Political Science, University of Sao Paulo
    Moderated by: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD Candidate in Government, Harvard University

    Halfway through Jair...

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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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    2020 Sep 22

    Populist Coalitions in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    Speaker: Rodrigo Barrenechea, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
    Discussants: Thea Riofrancos, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Providence College; Aaron Watanabe, PhD Candidate in Government, Harvard University
    ...

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    2018 Nov 13

    Lawyers, Guns, and Money: Brazilian State Formation in Comparative Perspective

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Anthony Pereira, Director, King's Brazil Institute, King's College London 

    The Brazilian state in the 21st century appears to be a curious combination of high and low capacity. For example, it collects roughly 35 percent of GDP in tax revenue and coordinates the commanding heights of the economy in the service of domestic industry and export promotion. It also has sophisticated agencies at the central level to administer social policy, and robust accountability institutions. But it appears to be a low capacity state when it comes to the...

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    2018 Oct 16

    The 2018 Elections in Brazil

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Brazil Studies, Faculty Co-chair of the Harvard Brazil Studies Program; Fernando Bizzarro, Graduate Student Affiliate, PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University

    Moderator: Steve Levitsky,  Professor of Government at Harvard University.  

    After experiencing the world's largest corruption scandal and the country's worst economic crisis, Brazilians voted in what many have called "the most important elections since...

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    2017 Nov 21

    On the Ballots, in the Streets or under the Table: Explaining Business Political Strategies in Latin America

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Belén Fernández Milmanda, PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

    Belen will be presenting an advance of her dissertation which studies how rural elites organize to influence policy-making in Argentina, Brazil and Chile and explains why they have chosen different strategies of political participation.

    Belén Fernández Milmanda is a fifth-year Ph. D. candidate at the Government Department. Before coming...

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