Events

    2020 Nov 17

    Federalism and COVID Responses

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

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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 register, click here.

    Speakers: Veronica Figueroa, Profesora Asociada del Instituto de Asuntos Públicos, Universidad de Chile; 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...

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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 register, 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...

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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 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


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

    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,...

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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 register, 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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    2020 May 06

    The Coronavirus and Prospects for Economic Recovery in Mexico

    5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Zoom Webinar

    The recording of this event can be found here

    Speakers: Gordon Hanson, Peter Wertheim Professor in Urban Policy and Faculty Affiliate, CID, Harvard Kennedy School; Gerardo Esquivel, Vice-Governor, Banco de México; and Lorenza Martínez, Manager Director, Accenture Mexico

    Join us for a discussion on how Mexico can navigate the immediate challenges of a rapidly...

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    2020 May 06

    Human Rights and Responsibilities in Times of Coronavirus

    11:00am

    Location: 

    Zoom Webinar

    The recording of this event can be found here

    Speakers: Kathryn Sikkink, Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy, Harvard University; Flavia Piovesan, Professor of Constitutional Law and Human Rights, Catholic University of São Paulo; Sergio Aguayo, Professor at the Center for International Studies, El Colegio de Mexico

    Moderator: Ieva...

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    2020 Apr 24

    Taller de racismo y antirracismo en contextos de mestizaje

    Repeats every week every Friday until Fri May 01 2020 .
    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom Webinar

    Registration is closed. 

    Conferencista: Dra. Gisela Carlos Fregoso

    Gisela Carlos Fregoso es Doctora en Investigación Educativa; Maestra en Promoción y Desarrollo Cultural y Licenciada en Letras Hispánicas. Su trabajo se enfoca en el estudio del racismo en contextos de mestizaje, blanqueamiento, el antirracismo y el racismo en la educación superior. Trabajó en el proyecto “Antirracismo Latinoamericano en tiempos post-raciales” en la Universidad de Cambridge y forma parte de la Red sobre Identidades, Racismos y...

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    2020 Apr 10

    Respuestas Educativas al COVID-19: Retos y perspectivas para México

    2:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom Webinar

    Favor de registrarse aquí. Después de registrarse, recibirán un email de confirmación con la información necesaria para acceder al evento online.

    Participantes: Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice in International Education, Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of The International Education Policy Program, Harvard...

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    2020 Jan 31

    MX Conference 2020

    Fri - Sat, Jan 31 to Feb 1, 12:00pm - 8:15pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School (Jan 31); Harvard Kennedy School (Feb 1)
    The MX Conference is a student-run initiative at Harvard University that aims to bring Mexico to the forefront of an interdisciplinary conversation. It establishes a space for the community, and everyone interested, to learn, understand, debate and contrast ideas around Mexico. It is a non profit effort to bring high quality speakers to as many students as possible, ticket... Read more about MX Conference 2020
    2019 Nov 19

    Security Matters: Evidence from Brazil, Colombia and Mexico

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216

    Speakers: Graham Denyer Willis, Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge; Annette Idler, Visiting Scholar WCFIA, Harvard University; Director of Studies of the Changing Character of War Centre, University of Oxford

    Moderator: Diane Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, Graduate School of Design

    Graham Denyer Willis is University Senior Lecturer in Development and Latin American Studies in the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University, and Fellow of...

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    2019 Nov 07

    Public Health Crisis at the Border: The Mexican Perspective

    12:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S020

    The Trump Administration's new ‘remain in Mexico’ policy is causing an influx of migrants waiting on the Mexican side of the border. By the time they reach the border, many migrants are traumatized, have untreated chronic diseases and are in need of medical treatment. 

    In response to this dynamic situation, The Harvard Global Health Institute, The Woodrow Wilson Center, Boston College School of Social Work, The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, and Harvard University Mexican Association of Students, will...

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    2019 Nov 01

    Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue

    Each year, the Peabody celebrates the Day of the Dead with a family event and fiesta and a temporary altar that remains on display for the month of November.

    Originating with the Aztecs, the Mexican Day of the Dead is a unique blend of Mesoamerican and Christian rituals. The holiday, which is celebrated on November 1 from 4-8pm, All Saints’ Day, is dedicated to adults;...

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