Events

    Film Screening: "Out of Breath" & Interview with Director, Helena Lemos Petta

    5:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South

    To register for this event, click here.

    Speaker: Helena Lemos Petta, Lemann Visiting Scholar, DRCLAS
    Moderated by: Marcia Castro, Andelot Professor of Demography; Chair of the Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Chair,...

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    RFK Visiting Professor in Latin American Studies Lecture - Blacks in Nation Making: Brazil and Cuba c. 1790-1870

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    S-050, CGIS South

    To register for this event, click here.

    Speaker: Ronald Raminelli, Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor, DRCLAS & RLL
    Moderated by: Sidney Chalhoub, David and Peggy Rockefeller Professor of History and of African and African American Studies; Faculty Affiliate, Department of Romance Languages...

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    After Clientelism: How the Breakdown of Political Representation Led to a Crisis of Democracy in Brazil and Beyond

    12:00pm to 1:20pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216

    This event will be hybrid. To register for virtual, click here; to register for in-person, click here.

    Speaker: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University
    Moderated by: Steve Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard...

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    Brazilian Democracy Under Attack: 1964 and 2022

    12:00pm to 1:30pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here. Discussions will occur in English, but simultaneous interpretation will be offered to Portuguese. 

    Speakers: James Green, Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Professor of Modern Latin American History and Portuguese and Brazilian Studies; Director of the Brazil Initiative, Brown University; Rodrigo Patto Sá Motta, Full Professor...

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    Seminar Series on Afro-Latin American Studies with Poliana da Silva Ferreira

    12:00pm to 2:00pm


    This event will be hybrid and will take place in Portuguese. To register for virtual click here. For in-person, go to 104 Mount Auburn Street 3R.

    Speaker: Poliana da Silva Ferreira, Fellow, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School

    Moderator: Yanilda González, Assistant Professor of...

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    COVID-19 Clinical Trials: Planning, Execution, Ethics, and Participant Testimonies from Brazil

    2:30pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    677 Huntington Ave, Kresge Building, 1st floor, room 110 (next to Sebastian’s Café/HSPH cafeteria) - Boston, MA

    A limited number of Harvard affiliates can register to participate in this multidisciplinary, in-person panel aimed at discussing the complexities of the COVID-19 clinical trials from the perspectives of those planning the trials to the volunteers on the receiving end of the vaccines. Besides being able to...

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    Governing Latin American Cities in the 21st Century: Rio de Janeiro

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    For a recording of this event, click here.

    Cities often are seen as polluted, dangerous, and unequal. How can cities become more sustainable, safe, and inclusive? What are the political challenges to their transformation? The mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, will speak about the city’s environmental and public security initiatives.

    Speaker: Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro
    Moderated by: Alisha Holland, Associate Professor of...

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    The Battle Against Fake News in Brazil’s 2022 Elections

    12:00pm to 1:30pm


    For a recording of this event, click here.

    Speakers: Claire Wardle, Co-founder and US Director, First Draft; David Nemer, Faculty Associate, Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center; Pablo Ortellado, Professor of Public Policy, Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
    Moderated by: Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History and African and African-American Studies, Harvard University; Natalia Viana...

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    Militia Republic: A Discussion on Brazil's Paramilitary “Death Squads”

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    For a recording of this event, click here.

    Speaker: Bruno Paes Manso, Researcher, Center for the Study of Violence at the University of São Paulo (USP)
    Discussant: José Cláudio Souza Alves, Full Professor, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro
    Moderated by: Yanilda María González, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

    Bruno Paes Manso, PhD in Political Science...

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    Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

    5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    114 Kresge Foundation Room, Barker Center

    Speaker: João Paulo Cuenca, Writer and Filmmaker
    Moderated by: Lucas Mertehikian, PhD Candidate, Harvard University

    Argentine-Brazilian writer and filmmaker João Paulo Cuenca will read segments from his latest book "I Found Out I Was Dead" as well as discuss the creative process for his next book.

    João Paulo Cuenca is a Argentine-Brazilian writer and filmmaker born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is the author of six books and some of his novels have been translated into eight languages. “I found out I...

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