Events

    Public Deliberation and Freedom of Expression in a More Inclusive Society: Can we have both? / Deliberación pública y libertad de expresión en una sociedad más inclusiva: ¿Podemos tener ambos?

    9:00 am ET / 11:00 am Chile

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

    Welcoming Remarks: Steven Levitsky, Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; Professor of Government, Harvard University; Co-author, How Democracies Die
    International Keynote Speaker: Archon Fung...

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    Book Launch: Transforming the War on Drugs: Warriors, Victims and Vulnerable Regions with Coeditor Annette Idler


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speaker: Annette Idler, Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Scholars Program; Director, Global Security Programme, Pembroke College, Oxford University 
    Chair: Melani Cammett, Center Director; Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Department of Government, Harvard University;...

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    ALARI Seminar Series with Luis Gilberto Murillo: Environmental and Climate Policy: Differential approach for Afro-descendant People in the Americas


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    Speaker: Luis Gilberto Murillo, ESI´s MLK fellow, and former Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia
    Moderated by: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics; Professor of African and African American Studies and of...

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    Harvard-UAI Collaborative Research Grant Series Presents: Flowering in desert shrublands: dynamic plant responses to climate in Chile

    3:30 pm ET / 5:30 pm Chile
    This event is virtual, and will have simultaneous English and Spanish interpretations. To register click here.

    Speakers: Charles C. Davis, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Curator of Vascular Plants in the Harvard University Herbaria; Karin Maldonado, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Universidad Adolfo...

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


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    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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    Conferencia Regional de Educación para el Siglo XXII - COEDU22

    7:00 am ET / 9:00 am Chile

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

    Speakers: Richard Weissbourd, Profesor de Educación, Director de la Facultad de Desarrollo Humano y Psicología de la Universidad de Harvard; Sergio Herskovits, Abogado y Educador; Joaquín Walker Martínez, Director Ejecutivo de Elige Educar; Peter Higgins, Profesor Educación Mediambiente...

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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


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    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 beyond their...

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    Protest and Repression in Latin America


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    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 forces? Are Latin...

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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


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    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 Jaramillo, Alto Comisionado para la Paz (2012-2017)
    Moderated by: Juana Garcia Duque, Profesora...

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    Technocracy vs Politics


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    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? How have technocrats...

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    Global Citizenship: Learning to change the world

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

    The 5th #AprendoEnCasa Learning Lab International Conference

    The #AprendoEnCasa Learning Lab is a space for conferences and workshops guided by renowned professors from Harvard University and leading regional experts, providing tools to inspire, share...

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    Populism and the Courts in Latin America


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    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 Professor of Law,...

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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

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    Welcoming Remarks: Steve Levitsky, Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS); Professor of Government, Harvard University;...

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