Events

    Reforming Chile’s Constitution: The Debate over Social and Ethnic Rights

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    Following the overwhelming vote to discard Chile’s Pinochet-era Constitution, Chileans will elect a new Constituent Assembly in April 2021. The new Assembly is under pressure to write a more inclusionary Constitution that incorporates a range of new social rights, including indigenous rights. What are the benefits and potential pitfalls of of expanding constitutional rights in this...

    Read more about Reforming Chile’s Constitution: The Debate over Social and Ethnic Rights

    Votes, Drugs, and Violence: The Political Logic of Criminal Wars in Mexico

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    One of the most surprising developments in Mexico's transition to democracy was the outbreak of criminal wars and large-scale criminal violence. Why did Mexican drug cartels go to war as the country transitioned away from one-party rule? Guillermo Trejo and Sandra Ley will present the answers that they develop in their new book Votes, Drugs, and...

    Read more about Votes, Drugs, and Violence: The Political Logic of Criminal Wars in Mexico

    Peru’s Presidential Election: A Path Out of Crisis, or More of the Same?

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    Plagued by corruption scandals and a series of constitutional crises, Peruvian democracy limped toward the April 2021 presidential election. The country has had five presidents since 2016. Will the 2021 change anything? Four Peruvian analysts from diverse political backgrounds, including...

    Read more about Peru’s Presidential Election: A Path Out of Crisis, or More of the Same?

    Race and Politics in 21st Century Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    Despite a legacy of slavery and racial diversity, race was not a salient cleavage of politics in Latin America before the twenty-first century. How parties managed to keep race off the agenda of politics, why demands for racial inclusion and justice have suddenly become so salient, and how race has impacted politics are key questions for the study of Latin American politics today...

    Read more about Race and Politics in 21st Century Latin America

    The Undocumented Americans: A Conversation with Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

    5:30pm to 6:45pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speaker: Karla Cornejo Villavicencio, Author
    Moderated by: Mariano Siskind, Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

    At a time when the fabled American Dream is turning into a nightmare for so many, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio's searing debut,...

    Read more about The Undocumented Americans: A Conversation with Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

    U.S. Policy Towards Latin America Under Biden

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    How will U.S. policy toward Latin America change under the Biden Administration? Will we see a return to Obama era policies, or something new? What are the new administration’s principal priorities and challenges in Latin America? What should they be? Four experts on U.S.-Latin American relations discuss changes and continuities in the post-Trump...

    Read more about U.S. Policy Towards Latin America Under Biden

    Book presentation Cuban Memory Wars: Retrospective Politics in Revolution and Exile

    12:00pm to 2:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speaker: Michael J. Bustamante is assistant professor of history at Florida International University
    Discussant: María de Los Angeles Torres is a Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois in Chicago
    Moderated by: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss...

    Read more about Book presentation Cuban Memory Wars: Retrospective Politics in Revolution and Exile

    Mexico Under AMLO

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    Andres Manuel López Obrador’s ascent to the Mexican presidency in 2018 generated high hopes among many Mexicans—and considerable fear among much of the country’s elite. Four scholars of Mexican politics debate the first three years of the AMLO presidency, evaluating some of the...

    Read more about Mexico Under AMLO

    Cambio Constitucional y Demandas Sociales: Se Puede Cerrar la Brecha? / Constitutional Change and Social Demands: Can the Gap be Closed?

    10:00am


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

    Speakers: Dan Brinks, Catedrático de Gobierno y Derecho, Director del Departamento de Gobierno, Universidad de Texas-Austin; Rossana Castiglioni, Decana de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales e Historia, Universidad Diego Portales; Yanira Zúñiga, Profesora del Instituto de...

    Read more about Cambio Constitucional y Demandas Sociales: Se Puede Cerrar la Brecha? / Constitutional Change and Social Demands: Can the Gap be Closed?

    Machine [Gun] Politics: Why Politician Cooperate with Criminal Groups

    12:00pm to 1:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speaker: Jessie Bullock, PhD Candidate in Government, Harvard University
    Discussants: Ignacio Cano, Professor of Sociology, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro; Ben Lessing, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago
    Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior...

    Read more about Machine [Gun] Politics: Why Politician Cooperate with Criminal Groups

    Challenges to Social Welfare Provision During and After COVID-19

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    Many Latin American governments reduced inequality and strengthened social safety nets since the 2000s. Will COVID-19 wipe out Latin America’s progress? How has the pandemic exposed and affected inequalities in the region? To what extent have governments been able to use social policy to cushion the blow? And what reforms to social welfare models will be...

    Read more about Challenges to Social Welfare Provision During and After COVID-19

    Why Architecture Belongs in the Museum: Giovanna Borasi

    5:00pm to 6:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speaker: Giovanna Borasi, Director, Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA)
    Moderated by: Patricio del Real, Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University

    This conversation series is part of Curating Architecture Across the Americas (CAAA), an initiative that brings together...

    Read more about Why Architecture Belongs in the Museum: Giovanna Borasi

    The Right to Your Duties: Interpersonal Responsibilities in Riverside Amazonia

    12:00pm to 1:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speaker: Vinicius Furuie, Environmental Fellow, Harvard University Center for the Environment
    Discussants: Mauro Almeida, Professor of Anthropology, UNICAMP; Natalie Unterstell, Director, Talanoa Think Tank
    Moderator: Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University...

    Read more about The Right to Your Duties: Interpersonal Responsibilities in Riverside Amazonia

    The Return of the Military?

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    In the twenty-first century, it was assumed that Latin American militaries had finally been brought under civilian control, and that challenges to democracy would not come from the barracks. Recent developments in several countries have raised the question of whether this optimism was premature. Panelists will discuss the role the military has played...

    Read more about The Return of the Military?

    Affirmative Action in Graduate Studies in Brazil: Possibilities and Challenges

    12:00pm to 1:20pm

     

    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speaker: Anna Carolina Venturini, Postdoctoral Fellow - IPP-CEBRAP
    Moderator:  Jennifer Hochschild, Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government and Professor of African and African American Studies, FAS
    Discussants: Cristiano dos Santos Rodrigues, Professor of Political...

    Read more about Affirmative Action in Graduate Studies in Brazil: Possibilities and Challenges

    Latin America’s Energy Transition: Wind and Solar Power in Brazil

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    The challenges posed by climate change are urgent across the globe, but few countries are as key to solving these challenges as Brazil. Brazil has contributed to climate change through deforestation yet has also been a leader in the development of renewable energy sources. The political economy of this transition to new energy sources is highlighted in this panel, which will...

    Read more about Latin America’s Energy Transition: Wind and Solar Power in Brazil

Pages