Events

    2021 Apr 27

    Reforming Chile’s Constitution: The Debate over Social and Ethnic Rights

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

    Following the overwhelming vote to discard Chile’s Pinochet-era Constitution, Chileans will elect a new Constituent Assembly in April 2021. The new Assembly is under pressure to write a more inclusionary Constitution that incorporates a range of new social rights, including indigenous rights. What are the benefits and potential pitfalls of of expanding constitutional rights in this...

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    2021 Apr 13

    Peru’s Presidential Election: A Path Out of Crisis, or More of the Same?

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

    Plagued by corruption scandals and a series of constitutional crises, Peruvian democracy limped toward the April 2021 presidential election. The country has had five presidents since 2016. Will the 2021 change anything? Four Peruvian analysts from diverse political backgrounds, including...

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    2021 Mar 19

    Cambio Constitucional y Demandas Sociales: Se Puede Cerrar la Brecha? / Constitutional Change and Social Demands: Can the Gap be Closed?

    10:00am


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

    Speakers: Dan Brinks, Catedrático de Gobierno y Derecho, Director del Departamento de Gobierno, Universidad de Texas-Austin; Rossana Castiglioni, Decana de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales e Historia, Universidad Diego Portales; Yanira Zúñiga, Profesora del Instituto de...

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    2021 Mar 17

    Why Architecture Belongs in the Museum: Ricardo Daza

    5:00pm to 6:00pm


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

    Speaker: Ricardo Daza, Director, Leopoldo Rother Architecture Museum , Universidad Nacional de Colombia
    Moderated by: Cristina Lopez Uribe, Professor of Architecture, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

    This conversation series is part of Curating Architecture...

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    2021 Mar 09

    Challenges to Social Welfare Provision During and After COVID-19

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

    Many Latin American governments reduced inequality and strengthened social safety nets since the 2000s. Will COVID-19 wipe out Latin America’s progress? How has the pandemic exposed and affected inequalities in the region? To what extent have governments been able to use social policy to cushion the blow? And what reforms to social welfare models will be...

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    2021 Mar 02

    The Return of the Military?

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

    Speakers: Wendy Hunter, Professor of Government, UT-Austin; Diego Vega, PhD Candidate in Government, UT-Austin; John Polga-Hecimovich, Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics, U.S. Naval Academy; Kristina Mani, Associate Professor of Politics, Oberlin College and Conservatory; David Pion-Berlin, Professor of Political Science, University of California Riverside
    ...

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    2021 Feb 16

    Is Colombia’s Peace Over? Challenges and Progress in Implementing the Peace Accords

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

    In August 2016, Colombia signed a hard-won peace deal with the FARC. But, nearly five years later, the promise of an end to violence, renewed rural development, and transitional justice stand in peril. What has been achieved? What are the obstacles to implementation? And how has violence in Colombia evolved since the peace...

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    2021 Feb 02

    Book Panel on Ascent to Glory: How One Hundred Years of Solitude Was Written and Became a Global Classic by Álvaro Santana-Acuña

    12:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speaker: Álvaro Santana-Acuña, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Whitman College
    Chair: Michèle Lamont, Weatherhead Center Director; Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies; Professor of Sociology and of African and African American Studies, Departments of Sociology and African and African American Studies,...

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    2021 Jan 29

    Las Elecciones Constituyentes en Chile: ¿Cómo Representar en Medio de una Crisis de Representación? / Constituent Elections in Chile: How to Provide Representation during a Representation Crisis?

    10:30am


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

    Speakers: Kenneth Roberts, Director Binenkorb del Programa de Estudios Latinoamericanos; Profesor Richard J. Schwartz, Departamento de Gobierno, Cornell University; Jennifer Piscopo, Profesora de Política, Miembro de Estudios latinoamericanos y Latino/a...

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    2021 Jan 13

    Power, Democracy and Social Change

    5:00pm to 6:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speakers: Julie Battilana, Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Business Administration in the Organizational Behavior unit at Harvard Business School and the Alan L. Gleitsman Professor of Social Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School; founder and faculty chair of the Social Innovation and Change Initiative; Marshall Ganz, Rita E....

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    2020 Dec 01

    Right Wing Populism in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm

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    Speakers: Kenneth Roberts, Binenkorb Director of the Latin American Studies Program and Richard J. Schwartz Professor of Government, Cornell University; Cristobal Rovira, Professor of Political Science, Universidad Diego Portales in Chile; Amy Erica Smith, Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Professor and Associate Professor of Political Science, Iowa State University
    ...

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    2020 Nov 24

    Authoritarian Police in Democracy: Contested Security in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm

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    Speaker: Yanilda María González, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
    Discussant: Eduardo Moncada, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University
    Moderated by: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, DRCLAS

    In countries around the world, from the...

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    2020 Nov 19

    ¿Hubo un golpe de Estado en Perú?

    6:00pm to 7:15pm


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    Oradores: Rosa María Palacios, Abogada y periodista; Alberto Vergara, Profesor del Departamento Académico de Ciencias Sociales y Políticas de la Universidad del Pacífico e investigador del CIUP; Daniel Olivares, Miembro del Congreso del Partido Morado por Lima Metropolitana (2020-2021); Paula Muñoz, Profesora asociada del Departamento Académico de Ciencias Sociales y Políticas de la Universidad...

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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 16

    Ciudadanía Digital, Acercando posiciones entre jóvenes y adultos

    8:00am to 10:30am


    This virtual event will be held at 8am ET in Spanish with simultaneous English translation. To register, click here.

    Speakers: Sonia Livingstone, Profesora en el Departamento de Medios y Comunicaciones de London School of Economics and Political Science; Andrés Lombana Bermúdez, Profesor Asistente en la Universidad Javeriana y Faculty Associate...

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