Events

    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


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    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


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    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


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    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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    Brazil Speaks! Architecture Culture at Risk

    9:00am to 12:00pm


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    Speakers: Josemeire Alves Pereira, Professor, FLACSO- Brasil; Maria Cristina Cabral, Associate Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; Sol Camacho, Architect and former Director of Instituto Bardi (2017-2021) ; Sabrina Fontenele, Cultural Director, Brazilian Institute of Architects; José Lira, Professor of...

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    Mapping the Megacity: Understanding Urban Change in São Paulo through Historical GIS

    12:00pm to 1:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speaker: Dan McDonald, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Humanities Center at the University of Rochester
    Respondent: Alyssa Huberts, PhD candidate in the Government at Harvard University

    HMUI Urban Conversations aim to pair visiting scholars with Harvard faculty or graduate students as...

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    Structural Racism in Brazil and the US

    12:30pm to 2:00pm


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    Speakers: David Williams, Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health; Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Silvio Almeida, Edward Larocque Tinker Visiting Professor, Institute of Latin American Studies, Columbia University; President, Luiz Gama Institute
    Moderated by: Marcia Castro...

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    “Desire Machine - 60 years of Teatro Oficina”: Film Screening and Discussion Panel

    5:30pm to 7:00pm


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

    Speakers: Marília Gallmeister, Scenic Architect and member of Teatro Oficina since 2011; Lucas Weglinski, Actor and Filmmaker, one of the two directors of “Desire Machine”; Patricio del Real, Associate Professor at...

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    Brazil's Handling of the Pandemic: A Conversation with Senator Randolfe Rodrigues on the Covid-19 Congressional Inquiry

    2:30pm to 4:00pm


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    Speaker: Randolfe Rodrigues, Senator for Amapá, Brazil; Vice President, COVID-19 Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPI)
    Interviewers: Thiago Amparo, Professor, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV); Malu Gaspar, Columnist, O Globo; Miguel Lago, Executive Director, Institute for Health Policy Studies (IEPS- Instituto de Estudos para Políticas de Saúde); ...

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    COVID-19 in Brazil: Population Health at Crossroads

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Speaker: Marcia Castro, Andelot Professor of Demography; Chair of the Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard University
    Moderated by: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

    Marcia Castro is a founding member of the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global...

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    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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    The Gendered Division of Governing Labor: How Activism Thrives in Rio de Janeiro’s Gang Territories

    12:00pm to 1:15pm


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    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...

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    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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