Events

    The Local and the Territorial in Mexican National Politics

    6:00pm to 7:15pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    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...

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    Book Presentation: Ediciones El Puente and the Gaps of the Cuban Literary Canon - Post-revolutionary cultural dynamics

    12:00pm


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    Author: María Isabel Alfonso, Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages at St. Joseph’s College 
    Discussant: César A. Salgado, Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Graduate Adviser in the Program in Comparative Literature at the University...

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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 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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    Arts and Humanities Workshop | Perder su mundo y perder el mundo: la poesía y la crisis migratoria venezolana

    5:00pm to 7:00pm


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

    Speakers: Gustavo Guerrero, Professor of Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture, CY Cergy Paris Université; Adalber Salas Hernández, Poet, Essayist, and Translator; Santiago Acosta, Scholar and Poet; Natasha Tiniacos...

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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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    Abortion Politics In Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    Argentina’s legalization of abortion on demand in 2020 was closely followed across Latin America. The role of religion in politics has changed dramatically in the region. On the one hand, societies gave grown more secular and the influence of the Catholic Church has waned; on the other hand, growing evangelical movements have given new life to social conservatism. How are the...

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    Disruptions of Dignity: COVID-19 and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Latin America

    12:30pm


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    Introduction: Alicia Ely Yamin, Senior Fellow in Global Health and Rights, The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School; Senior Advisor on Human Rights, Partners in Health
    Speakers: José Alfredo...

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    Democratic Innovation: The Role of Direct Democracy / Innovaciones democráticas: el rol de la democracia directa

    9:00am

    9:00 am ET / 10:00 am Chile Time

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

    Welcoming Remarks: Steve Levitsky, Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS); Professor of Government, Harvard University; Co-author, How Democracies Die
    Keynote...

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    The Geography of State Power: Political Antagonism and Partisan Statebuilding in Colombia and Mexico

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    Why do states develop more effective authority in some parts of their territory and domains of governance than in others? The Geography of State Power attributes contemporary variation in the state’s ability in Mexico and Colombia to perform such core functions as taxation, coercion, and public service provision within its borders to the historical lines of political...

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    Student Info Session: Puerto Rico Winter Institute

    4:00pm to 5:00pm


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    Come learn about the DRCLAS Puerto Rico Winter Institute (PRWI) to be held January 2022 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    PRWI is a two-week seminar in collaboration with the College of Humanities at the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras (UPR) and the 2022 will focus on Food Sovereignty and Agriculture. Students from all Harvard...

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