Events

    2021 Dec 08

    The Local and the Territorial in Mexican National Politics

    6:00pm to 7:15pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speakers: Sergio Aguayo, Professor of International Studies, El Colegio de México; Visiting Scholar, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University; María Marván, Researcher and Academic Secretary, Institute for Juridical Research, National Autonomous University of Mexico
    Moderated by: Diane Davis...

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    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 30

    Chile Presidential Elections

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    On November 21, 2021, Chile will hold its first presidential election since a massive wave of protest shook the country and ushered in a period of far-reaching constitutional change. What do the results of the Chilean election tell us about the country’s changing politics--and what do they portend for the future?

    Speakers: Juan Pablo Luna...

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    2021 Nov 19

    Book Presentation: Ediciones El Puente and the Gaps of the Cuban Literary Canon - Post-revolutionary cultural dynamics

    12:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Author: María Isabel Alfonso, Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages at St. Joseph’s College 
    Discussant: César A. Salgado, Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Graduate Adviser in the Program in Comparative Literature at the University...

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    2021 Nov 17

    Beyond Vaccines: Health in Rural Mexico and the History of Vaccines

    6:00pm to 7:30pm


    This event is virtual and will be translated into both English and Spanish. To register, click here.

    Speakers: Claudia Agostoni, Researcher, Institute for Historical Research, National Autonomous University of Mexico; Ana María Carrillo, Professor, School of Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico; Paola Sesia, Professor, Centro de...

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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


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    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 numerous obstacles for...

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    2021 Nov 16

    Impact of Venezuela Migration on Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    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...

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    2021 Nov 11

    Arts and Humanities Workshop | Perder su mundo y perder el mundo: la poesía y la crisis migratoria venezolana

    5:00pm to 7:00pm


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

    Speakers: Gustavo Guerrero, Professor of Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture, CY Cergy Paris Université; Adalber Salas Hernández, Poet, Essayist, and Translator; Santiago Acosta, Scholar and Poet; Natasha Tiniacos...

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    2021 Nov 10

    Are the Military a Threat to Brazilian Democracy Today?

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    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...

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    2021 Nov 09

    The Volatility Curse

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    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...

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    2021 Nov 04

    Film Screening: “Marighella” - Conversation with Maria Marighella

    6:00pm


    This event is virtual and will be held in Portuguese. To register, click here.

    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

    One of the most acclaimed Brazilian film...

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    2021 Nov 04

    5 años de la firma del Acuerdo de Paz con las FARC-EP / Construcción de paz, verdad y memoria

    2:00pm to 3:30pm


    This event is virtual and will be held in Spanish with simultaneous English interpretation. To register, click here.

    Speakers: Juana Alicia Ruiz, Coordinadora de la Asociación Mujeres Tejiendo Sueños y Sabores de Mampujan; Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Escritor colombiano, IV Premio de Novela Vargas Llosa 2021
    Moderated by: Juana Garcia Duque,...

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    2021 Nov 02

    Protest and Repression in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    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...

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    2021 Nov 01

    Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Commemoration Free Outdoor Candle Lighting

    4:00pm to 7:00pm


    This event is free but advance registration is required.

    Stop by the Peabody Museum for a short moment of personal reflection on the past year which brought losses to so many. The front steps of the museum will be set up as a simple outdoor altar and staff will distribute lighted candles to visitors in observance of those we have lost. Pause and remember as you place your candle in our community display. Post a Message of...

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    2021 Oct 28

    5 años de la firma del Acuerdo de Paz con las FARC-EP / Lecciones de la negociación y de la implementación del Acuerdo de Paz

    2:00pm to 3:30pm


    This event is virtual and will be held in Spanish with simultaneous English interpretation. To register, click here.

    Speakers: Angélica Rettberg, Profesora del Departamento de Ciencia Política, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia; Pastor Alape, Exintegrante de FARC-EP; Sergio Jaramillo, Alto Comisionado para la Paz (2012-2017)
    Moderated...

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    2021 Oct 27

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

    12:00pm to 1:15pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    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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