Events

    Mexican Red: The Perfect Color that Changed the World

    6:00pm to 7:00pm


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

    Speaker: Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Professor of the History of Science and Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Harvard University

    Cochineal (Dactylopius coccus) is a small insect that produces a brilliant red pigment. Found in textiles,...

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    Violence and Death in Contemporary Mexico: Meanings, Mobilizations and Justice from Below

    12:00pm to 1:15pm


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    Speaker: Wil Pansters, Professor of Social Science, Utrecht University
    Discussant: Claudio Lomnitz, Campbell Family Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University
    Moderated by: Diane Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

    This presentation will first chart the diverse forms of violence...

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    States of Extraction: The Emergence of Indigenous Rights in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Speaker: Chris Carter, Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
    Moderated by: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

    Christopher Carter is an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and Research Associate at the Center on...

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    DRCLAS Film Series | Dance of the Forty One by David Pablos

    5:00pm to 6:00pm


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    Speaker: David Pablos, Filmmaker
    Moderated by: Laura Pérez Muñoz & Adri Rodríguez Ríos, PhD Candidates in Romance Languages and Literatures (Latinx & Spanish Track), Harvard University

    A conversation with filmmaker David Pablos on the film Dance of the Forty One (2020). This event is part of the DRCLAS Film Series Are we there yet? A Film Series...

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    Latin America’s Changing Left: Red versus Green?

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Speakers: Thea Riofrancos, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Providence College; Andrew Carnegie Fellow (2020-2022); Manuela Picq, Professor of International Relations at Universidad San Francisco de Quito & Senior Lecturer of Political Science at Amherst College; Marco Fernandez, Professor of Government, Tec de Monterrey
    Moderated by: Steven Levitsky...

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    The New Right in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Speakers: Lindsay Mayka, Associate Professor of Government, Colby College; Rosana Pinheiro-Machado, Assistant Professor of International Development, University of Bath; Cristobal Rovira, Professor of Political Science, Universidad Diego Portales
    Moderated by: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, David Rockefeller...

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    Bootstrap Justice: The Search for Mexico's Disappeared

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Speaker: Janice Gallagher, Assistant Professor in Political Science, Rutgers University
    Discussant: Kaitlyn Chriswell, PhD Candidate in Government, Harvard University
    Moderated by: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

    Janice Gallagher is an Assistant Professor of political science at...

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    Mexico Seminar: La Reconquista: Indigenous Migrants and Their New Geographies of Mestizaje in the US

    12:00pm to 1:15pm


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    Speaker: María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo, Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University
    Moderated by: Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Professor of the History of Science and Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Harvard University

    Tens of thousands of indigenous peoples from Latin America have migrated to the United States since 1994, the vast majority of those...

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    The Mexico Conference

    Thu Feb 24 (All day) to Sat Feb 26 (All day)


    All panels will be virtual and live-streamed from Harvard Kennedy School. For tickets, click here.

    The MX Conference 2022 is the fifth edition of the non-profit conference organized annually by The Harvard University Mexican Association of Students (HUMAS).

    It seeks to establish a space to debate ideas and bring our attendees - mostly Mexican students and professors at Harvard and other national and foreign universities - closer to some of the country's most...

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    Mexico Seminar: The Local and the Territorial in Mexican National Politics

    6:00pm to 7:15pm


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    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, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism,...

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    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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    Mexico Seminar: Beyond Covid Vaccines: Mexican Rural Health and Past Vaccination Campaigns

    6:00pm to 7:30pm


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    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 Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social, Pacífico Sur
    Moderated by: Gabriela Soto Laveaga,...

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    Protest and Repression in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    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 forces? Are Latin...

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    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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    Technocracy vs Politics

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Technocrats dominated policymaking across Latin America in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Now, in much of the region, including its largest democracies, voters and politicians on both the left and the right have challenged the role of technocrats in democratic governments. What explains technocrats’ declining legitimacy in many Latin American democracies? How have technocrats...

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