Events

    2022 Oct 21

    Abortion Rights and Reproductive Justice in Latin America: Recent Landmark Decisions from Mexico and Colombia

    11:00am

    Location: 

    Wasserstein Hall, 1585 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

    This event is open for both in-person and virtual attendance. In-person attendance is open to the Harvard Community. Register now to ensure you receive event location and updates. To register for this event, click here.

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    2022 Oct 20

    Indigenous diplomacy: participation and the agenda of the Indigenous Peoples at the UN

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, Belfer (S-020)

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    Speaker: Diego Tituaña, Kichwa Otavalo diplomat from Ecuador who served at the Permanent Mission to the United Nations from 2014 to 2019 and was in charge of human rights, disarmament, and international security agendas
    Commentators:...

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    2022 Apr 05

    Health Justice in the Americas: The Role of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

    12:30pm


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    Introduction: Carmel Shachar, Executive Director, Petrie-Flom Center; Laura Clérico, Independent Researcher, Argentine National Scientific and Technical Council (CONICET), Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Buenos Aires, and Honorary...

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    2022 Apr 05

    Latin America’s Changing Left: Red versus Green?

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Speakers: Thea Riofrancos, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Providence College; Andrew Carnegie Fellow (2020-2022); Manuela Picq, Professor of International Relations at Universidad San Francisco de Quito & Senior Lecturer of Political Science at Amherst College; Marco Fernandez, Professor of Government, Tec de Monterrey
    Moderated by: Steven Levitsky...

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    2022 Mar 29

    The New Right in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Speakers: Lindsay Mayka, Associate Professor of Government, Colby College; Rosana Pinheiro-Machado, Assistant Professor of International Development, University of Bath; Cristobal Rovira, Professor of Political Science, Universidad Diego Portales
    Moderated by: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, David Rockefeller...

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    2021 Dec 01

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

    4:00pm to 5:30pm


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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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    2021 Nov 02

    Protest and Repression in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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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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    2021 Oct 26

    Technocracy vs Politics

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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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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    2021 Oct 19

    Populism and the Courts in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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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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    2021 Oct 08

    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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    2021 Oct 05

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

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    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 conflict – religious in...

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    2021 Oct 05

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

    9:00am to 10:15am


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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, Founder and Director, Center for Excellence and Innovation in Education...

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    2021 Sep 28

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

    Repeats every day until Wed Sep 29 2021 .
    9:00am to 11:30am

    9:00am to 11:30am


    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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    2021 Sep 14

    Prospects for Post-COVID Economic Recovery in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    The economic toll of the Covid crisis on Latin America has been catastrophic. According to The Economist, whereas global GDP contracted by 3% last year, that of Latin America and the Caribbean fell on average by 7%, the worst of any region tracked by the IMF. Lengthy lockdowns have contributed to the exacerbation of poverty and inequality, and school closures...

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    2021 Jul 26

    The Pandemic is Not Only a Viral Event

    Repeats every day until Tue Jul 27 2021 .
    8:00am to 4:00pm

    8:00am to 4:00pm


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    In the field of health practices enlivened by the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic, the emergence of variants of the SarsCov-2 virus, the lack of sufficient vaccines and the uncontrolled infection in Brazil, the response to the pandemic has depended on the participation and production of researchers from various areas and the involvement of community leaders in the social response. The objective of this international seminar, the...

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    2021 Mar 05

    Innovation in Emerging Markets Asia and Latam

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

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    Speakers: Lourdes Casanova Senior Lecturer and Emerging Markets Institute Gail and Rob Cañizares Director, S.C. Johnson School of Management, Cornell University and Editor of the book From Copycat to Leaders: Innovation from Emerging Markets; Veneta Andonova Dean of Universidad de los Andes School of Management; Moacir Oliveira, Full Professor and Head of the...

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    2020 Nov 17

    Federalism and COVID Responses

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. To watch the recording, click here

    Speaker: Agustina Giraudy, Associate Professor of Political Science, American University
    Discussant: Kent Eaton, Professor of Politics, University of California, Santa Cruz
    Moderated by: Alisha Holland, Associate Professor of Government, Harvard University

    Presented in collaboration with ...

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    2020 Nov 10

    The Uneven Racial and Ethnic Impacts of COVID in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. To watch the recording, click here

    Speakers: Alberto Diaz-Cayeros, Senior Fellow at the Center for Democracy Development and Rule of Law, Stanford University; Marcia Castro, Andelot Professor of Demography; Chair, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard University; Edward Telles, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of California, Irvine
    Moderated by: ...

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