Events

    2021 Dec 03

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

    12:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    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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    2021 Dec 02

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

    3:30pm


    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 Ibáñez; ...

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    2021 Dec 01

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

    4:00pm to 5:30pm


    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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    2021 Nov 24

    Conferencia Regional de Educación para el Siglo XXII - COEDU22

    7:00am

    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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    2021 Nov 16

    Impact of Venezuela Migration on Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    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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    2021 Nov 11

    Arts and Humanities Workshop | Perder su mundo y perder el mundo: la poesía y la crisis migratoria venezolana

    5:00pm to 7:00pm


    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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    2021 Nov 10
    2021 Nov 09

    The Volatility Curse

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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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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    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 28

    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

    2:00pm to 3:30pm


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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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    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 21

    Global Citizenship: Learning to change the world

    3:00pm

    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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    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


    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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    2021 Oct 06

    Democratic Innovation: The Role of Direct Democracy / Innovaciones democráticas: el rol de la democracia directa

    9:00am

    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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    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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