Events

    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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    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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    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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    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 productions of 2019...

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    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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    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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    Technocracy vs Politics

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    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?...

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    “We know and walk together”: Contemporary Indigenous Art in Brazil

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    Speakers: Claudia Mattos Avolese, Associate Professor, UNICAMP; Naine Terena, Artist, Art-educator, and Professor, Catholic University in Mato Grosso do Sul
    Moderated by: Ana Laura Malmaceda, PhD student in Romance Languages,...

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    Populism and the Courts in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    Populist presidents have assaulted (or seriously threatened) judicial independence in much of Latin America in the early twenty-first century. What drives these attacks? How do courts resist them? And why have some judiciaries proven more resilient in the face of populist governments than others?

    Speakers: Julio Rios Figueroa, Associate...

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    Rethinking Malaria in the Context of COVID–19: Malaria Governance, Integrated Service Delivery, Training & Capacity Building for Malaria

    Repeats every day until Wed Sep 29 2021 .
    9:00am to 11:30am


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    In keeping with a longstanding academic tradition, multidisciplinary perspectives from diverse stakeholders and discussants will be offered in a neutral and inclusive learning environment during this 2-day, public webinar. Q&A will be available during portions of the proceedings for broader engagement. Together, we will identify and discuss actions—including some of...

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    Imagining Collective Futures in the Amazon

    12:00pm to 1:15pm


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

    The extraction of natural resources in the Amazon only continues to increase, resulting in a record number of land-related conflicts, deforestation, and murders of environmental defenders, disproportionately affecting Indigenous and peasant populations....

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    Prospects for Post-COVID Economic Recovery in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    The economic toll of the Covid crisis on Latin America has been catastrophic. According to The Economist, whereas global GDP contracted by 3% last year, that of Latin America and the Caribbean fell on average by 7%, the worst of any region tracked by the IMF. Lengthy lockdowns have contributed to the exacerbation of poverty and inequality, and school closures threaten a...

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    The Pandemic is Not Only a Viral Event

    Repeats every day until Tue Jul 27 2021 .
    8:00am to 4:00pm


    This event is virtual, to view click here.

    In the field of health practices enlivened by the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic, the emergence of variants of the SarsCov-2 virus, the lack of sufficient vaccines and the uncontrolled infection in Brazil, the response to the pandemic has depended on the participation and production of researchers from various areas and the involvement of community leaders in the social response. The objective of this international seminar, the...

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    ALARI Seminar Series with Danielle Boaz and Umi Vaughan: "Making/Erasing Africana Religions: Brazil at the Crossroads of Heritage and Intolerance"

    12:00pm to 1:30pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speakers: Danielle N. Boaz, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Stuart Hall Fellow, Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research at Harvard University (2019-2020); Umi Vaughan, Scholar and Artist

    Many Candomblé communities in Brazil trace...

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