Events

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

    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

    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

    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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    Changing Course? Understanding Mexico's 2018 Election

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Gustavo Flores Macías, Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University

    Moderators: Steve Levitsky, Professor of Government and Fran Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government

    Gustavo A. Flores-Macías is Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University and the 2017-18 Democracy and Development Fellow at Princeton University. He is the author of After Neoliberalism? The Left and Economic Reforms in Latin America (Oxford University Press, 2012) and editor of the volume The...

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    Arts & Sciences Workshop: The Dictator Novel: Writers and Politics in the Global South

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Speaker: Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra, Caroline D. Eckhardt Early Career Professor of Comparative Literature and Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at Penn State

    Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literature

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    Political Appointments in Brazil

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Felix Lopez, Researcher, Institute of Applied Economic Research (Ipea)

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

    The lecture presents general results from different research questions about political appointments -- the appointee’s yearly turnover and survival, the role of the President and the role of the political parties in filling the top-level positions -- and connects these results with a discussion about the prospects for a more efficient...

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    Fighting Corruption through Diplomacy

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Speaker: Fernando Berguido, lawyer and former President of the Panama chapter of Transparency International

    In Anatomía de una trampa, journalist, Nieman Fellow, and former Ambassador Fernando Berguido relates with a wealth of details, one of the greatest scandals of international corruption involving...

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    Colombia's 2018 Elections: Implications for the Peace Process and Criminal Dynamics

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Angelica Duran-Martinez, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

    Angélica Durán-Martínez is an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. She obtained a Ph.D. in Political Science at Brown University, a B.A. from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and an M.A. from New York University. She is the author of “The Politics of Drug Violence: Criminals, Cops, and Politicians in Colombia and Mexico” (Oxford University Press, 2018). Her...

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    Inaugural Latinx Convocation

    Location: 

    Memorial Church

    The Latinx community is excited to announce its first ever Harvard College Latinx Convocation on Sept. 23rd at 4pm in Memorial Church. The event is a ceremony celebrating Latinx achievement at Harvard, while welcoming Latinx-identifying freshmen to campus. We hope for this event to help instill a sense of community and belonging in these new students, and help to ease the transition into their new home for the next four years.

    It is our hope to have as large of a turnout as possible, and for every aspect of student life to be represented in our guests. For many Latinx students...

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    Ash Community Speaker Series: What to Watch for in Brazil's Upcoming Election Date

    Location: 

    Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Suite 200N

    Join Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor for Brazil Studies at Harvard Kennedy School; Mariana Batista, Assistant Professor at the Federal University of Pernambuco in the Department of Political Science; and Fernando Bizzarro, Graduate Student at Harvard University, Government Department; for a discussion about the upcoming October elections in Brazil. 

    Lunch will be served. 

    The Ash Community Speaker Series features discussions with students,...

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    Roberto Burle Marx, Landscape and Chromatic Relationships

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Gareth Doherty, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Director of the Master in Landscape Architecture Program, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

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

    "It is not sufficient to plan for appropriate green areas; it is necessary to understand them in relation to the urban landscape." —Roberto Burle Marx

    Gareth Doherty is Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at...

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    Human Rights and Transformative Constitutionalism in Latin America: The Impact of the Inter-American System

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Flávia Piovesan, Professor of Constitutional Law and Human Rights, Catholic University of São Paulo

    Latin America is characterized by high levels of exclusion and violence, in addition to democracies that are still in a consolidation phase. In this context, the Inter-American System can contribute to establishing human rights standards, offsetting national deficits and fostering a new power dynamic among social actors. It can play a transformative role in strengthening human rights, democracy and the rule of law in the region. The...

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    Cuba Studies Program: Radio Wars Not Cold Wars: Political Dissidence and Transnational Clandestine Broadcasting

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Alejandra Bronfman, Associate Professor in the Department of Latin American, Caribbean and US Latino Studies, at the University at Albany-SUNY

    Moderator: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics
    Professor of African and African American Studies and of History 
    Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University

    Cuba was a center of the Caribbean “radio wars” of the...

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    Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Power-Sharing, Presidential Style: Brazilian Coalition Politics in Comparative Perspective

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Mariana Batista, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Federal University of Pernambuco; Visiting Fellow, Harvard University

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

    How presidents coalesce in multiparty systems? This talk explores the role of issue salience in presidential power-sharing strategies, showing how they keep control over policy while coalition partners get control over particularistic expenditures.

    Mariana Batista...

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    Student Info Session: Mentoring and Langauge Acquisition in Brazil (MLAB)

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Join us at the Mentoring and Language Acquisition in Brazil (MLAB) program information session and learn about this year-long mentoring program for Harvard students. The program connects Harvard mentors with high-potential Brazilian high school students to help them improve their English proficiency, while inspiring them to apply for college prep programs in Brazil and to top universities in the U.S. 

    MLAB includes an in-person component in São Paulo, Brazil, in January 2019....

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    Student Info Session: Mexico January Winternship Programs

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Spend January in Mexico! Please come to the Mexico Winternship info session to learn how you could spend J-term in a pre-professional experience. The Winternships program enables you to build your resume, explore the culture and histories of Mexico and Mexico City, improve your Spanish, and enjoy the "Vitamin T" diet (tamales, tacos, tortas). 

    The info session will review:

    • Program Overview

    • Internship Offerings

    • Application Details

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