Events

    Harvard Global Support Services Open House For Students

    11:00am to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn Street, Fifth Floor, Cambridge

    Are you a Harvard student planning to study, research, or work abroad? Join us for an open house to meet our staff, learn about international resources to plan your trip and keep you safe, get a free passport-like photo taken, and enjoy trivia, prizes, and food.

    Hosted by Harvard Global Support Services. 
    This event is open to students; please bring your Harvard ID. 

    International Book Blitz

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street

    Listen to Harvard authors present their global books in a café-style setting. A panel of Weatherhead Center Faculty Associates will each give an eight-minute “speed talk” about their recent book, launching us into compelling issues from around the world, featuring stories and research from Kenya, Japan, India, the United Kingdom and Mexico, to name a few countries represented thematically in this two-hour event. Refreshments will be provided.

    Hosted by the Weather Center...

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    Can Access to Information Increase Community Monitoring & Service Provision? Evidence from a School Intervention in Mexico

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Ana De la O, Associate Professor of Political Science, Yale University

    Ana Lorena De La O is associate professor of Political Science at Yale University, where she is affiliated with the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, the Institution of Social and Policy Studies, and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Her research relates to the political economy of poverty alleviation, clientelism and the provision of...

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    Destination: World

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Belfer Case Study Room, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street Cambridge

    Kicking off Worldwide Week at Harvard 2018, student tales from beyond the comfort zone. Harvard College undergraduates share their inspirational stories about global engagement, intellectual exploration and personal discovery made possible through experiences abroad.

    Featuring welcome remarks from Dr. Margot Gill, University Marshal and Administrative Dean for International Affairs in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Reception to follow. 

    Hosted by Harvard’s Asia Center, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, David Rockefeller...

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    Women And The Global Health Workforce: Driving Action For Health And Gender Equity

    4:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Kresge Cafeteria) 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston

    From Bamako to Bogota, Bangalore to Boston, women are the majority of healthcare providers worldwide, yet underrepresented in leadership in science and medicine. Join the Harvard Global Health Institute and the Women and Health Initiative of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for a symposium to discuss women’s roles within the health system and the transformation possible – leading to gender equality on the path towards health for all.

    This event is free and open to the public.

    Environmental Health Capacity Building In Latin America

    1:00pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Chan School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Building 1, Room 1302, Boston

    Presenters:

    Douglas Dockery, John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Research Professor of Environmental Epidemiology, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
    Rick Rogers, Principal Research Scientist, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
    Ramon Sanchez, Director, Sustainable Technologies and Health Program, Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE), Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan...

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    There Are No Dead Here: A Story Of Murder And Denial In Colombia (Book Talk)

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Wasserstein Hall, Room 3007

    Speaker: Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno, writer, activist, and lawyer

    As the executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno is at the helm of the leading U.S. organization fighting to end the war on drugs domestically and beyond. Her new book is a narrative non-fiction account of the rise of paramilitaries in Colombia in the late 1990s. With close ties to the cocaine business, the paramilitaries carried out a violent expansion campaign committing atrocities against thousands of people. The story...

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    Gallery Discussion of Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

    This joint event between the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies celebrates the exhibition Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu. On view in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art at the MFA Boston, the exhibition includes a newly commissioned sculpture and video installation by Chilean-born, New York-based artist Cecilia Vicuña, in dialogue with five ancient quipus on...

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    The Rockefeller Beetles Exhibit Opening Day

    9:00am

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street Cambridge, MA

    Over the span of 90 years, banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller collected beetles from around the world, eventually building a personal collection of more than 150,000 specimens. In 2017, his longstanding support for the entomology department of the Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology culminated in a gift to the museum of this extraordinary collection. Learn more from the Harvard Museum of Natural History. 

    Exhibit on view beginning Saturday,...

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    Reflections on Cuban Visual Arts: Race, Politics, and Institutional Development

    12:00pm

    This panel explores how Cuban visual arts constitutes an important platform to understand a wide range of historical and current socio-political issues. The presenters reflect on topics such as the relationship between figurative art, race, and nation, the transcultural dynamics of Cuba’s concrete art, the contributions of monographs to existing historiography, and the role of the Cuban Art Foundation in the development of national arts and society.

    “Concrete Cuba”
    Abigail McEwen, associate professor of Latin American art history at the University of...

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    La Batea

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Speakers:

    Since the late 1980s, Stephen Ferry has traveled to dozens of countries, covering social and political change, human rights,...

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    The 2018 Elections in Brazil

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Brazil Studies, Faculty Co-chair of the Harvard Brazil Studies Program; Fernando Bizzarro, Graduate Student Affiliate, PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University

    Moderator: Steve Levitsky,  Professor of Government at Harvard University.  

    After experiencing the world's largest corruption scandal and the country's worst economic crisis, Brazilians voted in what many have called "the most important elections since...

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    Exhibition Opening and Panel Discussion: Arquitectura del vaivén: Diasporic Building(s) in Central America’s Northern Triangle

    5:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Speakers: Gabriela Poma, Harvard University Doctoral student in Romance Languages and Literatures; Fred Ritchin, Dean Emeritus of the School at the International Center of Photography (ICP) ; Susan Meiselas, Photographer, 2018-2019 Radcliffe Institute Fellow

    The event will include a walkthrough of...

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    Conversations on Journalism & Mexico

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    The New England Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists presents: Conversations on Journalism & Mexico

    Featuring: Alfredo Corchado, Marcela Turati, & Maria Garcia

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    Journalism and Mexico

    Panel: "Challenges to Democracy in Big Middle Income Countries: Brazil, India, South Africa"

    4:30pm to 6:15pm

    Location: 

    Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street, Lower Level Conference Room

    Speakers: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University; Tariq Thachil, Associate Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University; Evan Lieberman, Total Professor of Political Science and Contemporary Africa, MIT

    Over the last decade, developments in Russia, Turkey, Hungary, Poland, Thailand, Venezuela and elsewhere have raised concerns about a global democratic recession. Although the number of democracies in the world has remained stable, the crisis of Western liberal democracies and the rise of...

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    Student Info Session: DRCLAS January Programs

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Interested in spending January in Latin America? Come to the DRCLAS Info Session to learn how you can get involved in the region over casual refreshments. Gain internship experience, study, or participate in experiential learning through immersive programs offered this January.

    Info Session will cover details about the following programs:

    • Healthcare and Education in Rural Chile

    • Winternships in Mexico City

    • Puerto Rico Winter Institute

    • ...
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    The Necessity of Fiction in Today's Brazil

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Beatriz Bracher, writer

    Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

    In 2018, Brazil finds itself torn to pieces, and inundated by the deafening roar of militancies and their drones. Under these conditions, it is necessary to reconstruct and protect a space for silence and doubt. A space where certainties might be betrayed: fiction.

    Beatriz Bracher (São Paulo, 1961), graduated in Literature and Writing, was the editor of the...

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