Events

    Globalizing Patient Capital: The Political Economy of Chinese Finance in the Americas


    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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    Impact of Venezuela Migration on Latin America


    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


    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


    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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    5 años de la firma del Acuerdo de Paz con las FARC-EP / Construcción de paz, verdad y memoria


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

    Speakers: Juana Alicia Ruiz, Coordinadora de la Asociación Mujeres Tejiendo Sueños y Sabores de Mampujan; Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Escritor colombiano, IV Premio de Novela Vargas Llosa 2021
    Moderated by: Juana Garcia Duque,...

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    Protest and Repression in Latin America


    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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    5 años de la firma del Acuerdo de Paz con las FARC-EP / Lecciones de la negociación y de la implementación del Acuerdo de Paz


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

    Speakers: Angélica Rettberg, Profesora del Departamento de Ciencia Política, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia; Pastor Alape, Delegado ante el Consejo Nacional de Reincorporación por los firmantes de paz de las extintas FARC-EP; Sergio...

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    Technocracy vs Politics


    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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    Ciudadanía Global: Aprendiendo a cambiar el mundo

    4:00pm hora Chile
    This event is virtual and will be held in Spanish with simultaneous English translation. To register, click here.

    Quinta Conferencia internacional #AprendoEnCasa

    El Laboratorio de Aprendizaje #AprendoEnCasa es un espacio para conferencias y talleres guiados por destacados profesores de la Universidad de Harvard y expertos de la región, con herramientas para...

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    Populism and the Courts in Latin America


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


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    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

    9:00 am EDT / 10:00 am Chile

    This virtual event is part of Harvard Worlwide Week,  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...

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


    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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    Disruptions to Educational Opportunity in Latin America: Primary and Secondary Education During Covid-19


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    Speakers: Cristián Bellei, Associate Researcher, Center for Advanced Research in Education, and Professor of Sociology, University of Chile; Sergio Cárdenas, Professor of Public Administration, CIDE; Antonio Madero-Fundación México en Harvard Visiting Scholar, DRCLAS, Harvard University; Claudia Costin,...

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


    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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    Social-emotional and Holistic Education as a Means to Transform Learning

    3:00 pm Chile Time
    This event is virtual and will be held in Spanish with simultaneous English translation. To register, click here.

    The 4th #AprendoEnCasa Learning Lab International Conference

    The #AprendoenCasa Learning Laboratory is a space for conferences and workshops guided by leading professors from Harvard University and experts from the region, with tools to inspire,...

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    “Revistas culturales latinoamericanas, recorte y globalización de la cultura en la primera mitad del siglo XX”

    This event is part of Harvard-UAI Collaborative Research Discoveries in Chile Series and will be held in Spanish. This event is virtual and will be held at 6:30pm Santiago de Chile time. To register, click here

    Speaker: Antonia Viu, Directora Departamento de Literatura, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
    Moderated by: Mariano Siskind...

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    ALARI Seminar Series Inauguration Lecture with Aurora Vergara: Afro-Colombian Studies in the Year of Freedom (2021) / Estudios Afrocolombianos en el año de la libertad (2021)


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    2021 was declared the Year of Freedom by the Colombian Ministry of Culture. It commemorates 200 years of the law of freedom of the bellies and 170 years of abolishing slavery in the country. This context coincides with the second year of the COVID19 pandemic and the wave of social mobilizations of April 28 - July 28. In...

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