Events

    2020 Apr 14

    O que o coronavírus revela sobre as cidades brasileiras? Favelas e assentamentos informais, até quando?

    11:30am to 12:45pm

    Location: 

    Zoom Webinar

    Speaker: Washington Fajardo, Arquiteto e Urbanista; Harvard DRCLAS Visiting Researcher

    Moderator: Philip Yang, Fundador do Urbem – Instituto de Urbanismo e Estudos para a Metrópole; Membro do Conselho Consultivo do Harvard-Brazil Office

    Washington Fajardo é arquiteto e urbanista pela FAU-UFRJ ’96, e dedica-se ao desenvolvimento urbano. Autor de projetos de reabilitação, habitação social, urban design e espaços culturais. Ex-presidente do Instituto Rio Patrimônio da Humanidade (2009-2016) implementou...

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    2020 Apr 08

    Transparência e resposta à COVID-19 no Brasil

    6:00pm to 7:15pm

    Location: 

    Zoom Webinar

    This event is virtual. To register for this event, please click here

    Speakers: Fernanda Campagnucci, Executive Director of Open Knowledge Brasil;  Manoel Galdino, Executive Director of Transparência Brasil

    O Brazil Caucus, uma organização de estudantes da Harvard Kennedy School, com o apoio do David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS), convida para o debate com Fernanda Campagnucci, Diretora Executiva da...

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    2020 Mar 09

    Global History Seminar: Tâmis Parron, "Black Slavery and World Accumulation: Towards a Global History of Value"

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Lower Library

    Speaker: Tâmis Parron, Research Professor, Department of History, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
    Moderator: Danielle N. Boaz, Visiting Fellow, WIGH; Stuart Hall Fellow, Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research, Harvard University; Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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    2020 Feb 06

    Political Intermediation in the Digital Age: Is There A Way Out of Populism?

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    L-382 (Khan Room), Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street

    Speaker: Miguel Lago, Lecturer of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Executive Director, Institute for Health Policy Studies

    Moderator: Nathalie Gazzaneo, MPP candidate, HKS.

    The rise of populism is directly connected to the crisis of trust in political parties, mainstream media and trade unions. But it is also connected to the emergence of social media, where intermediaries tend do be removed in different activities. Therefore, is there still room for political intermediation in the digital...

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    2019 Nov 19

    Security Matters: Evidence from Brazil, Colombia and Mexico

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216

    Speakers: Graham Denyer Willis, Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge; Annette Idler, Visiting Scholar WCFIA, Harvard University; Director of Studies of the Changing Character of War Centre, University of Oxford

    Moderator: Diane Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, Graduate School of Design

    Graham Denyer Willis is University Senior Lecturer in Development and Latin American Studies in the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University, and Fellow of...

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    2019 Nov 06

    On Brazilian Authoritarianism

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050

    Speaker: Lilia Moritz Schwarcz, Full Professor of Anthropology, the University of São Paulo (USP); Visiting Professor, Princeton University
    Moderator: Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, affiliated with Romance Languages and Literatures

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    2019 Oct 21

    Environmental and Climate Science Under Attack: What is Happening in the Amazon?

    11:00am

    Location: 

    Harvard University Center for the Environment, MCZ 440

    Speakers
    Tasso Azevedo, General Coordinator, SEEG Network and MapBiomas; Affiliated Scholar, Brazil Lab, Princeton University
    Beto Veríssimo, Co-founder, Imazon; Director, Amazon Center for Entrepreneurship; Affiliated Scholar, Brazil Lab, Princeton University
    Gina McCarthy, former U.S. EPA Administrator, Director, C-CHANGE (Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    Moderator: Daniel Schrag, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology; Professor of Environmental...

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    2019 Oct 17

    The Aftermath of Zika in Brazil

    1:00pm

    Location: 

    GHP 12th floor conference room (SPH-1, 1208), 655 Huntington Ave, Boston

    Speaker: Debora Diniz, CLACS Visiting Scholar, Brown University

    Aftermath of Zika in BrazilWhile media attention about Zika has all but disappeared, there are still new cases being identified in Brazil, as well as other countries in the region such as Cuba and Venezuela.  However,...

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    2019 Oct 09

    Occupying Schools, Occupying Land: How the Landless Workers Movement Transformed Brazilian Education

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Rebecca Tarlau, Assistant Professor of Education and of Labor and Employment Relations, Pennsylvania State University
    Moderator: Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, affiliated with Romance Languages and Literatures

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    2019 Oct 03

    Sacred Groves & Secret Parks: Orisha Landscapes in Brazil and West Africa

    Repeats every day until Fri Oct 04 2019 .
    9:00am to 4:00pm

    9:00am to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall Gund 112 Stubbins

    The Sacred Groves and Secret Parks colloquium and exhibition will bring together insights on the materiality and spatiality of Afro-religious diasporic practices, decentering Western canons of knowledge and leading to new design possibilities for Brazilian and West African cities.

    Landscapes of orisha devotion are often manifested as sacred groves, where devotees cultivate orishas—deities, or energies of nature, in Yoruba tradition that enable all forms of life—using combinations of botanical manipulation, animal sacrifice, music, and dance. In the process, Afro-diasporic memories...

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    2019 Sep 30

    Voting for Strongmen: Nationalist and Populist Leadership in Brazil and India

    4:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers:
    Rachel Brule, Assistant Professor of Global Development Policy, Boston University
    Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
    Patrick Heller, Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs, Brown University

    Around the world, numerous nations have witnessed a resurgence of strongman politics — and with it, many governments are bypassing democratic norms and embracing populist ideals. Focusing on President Bolsonaro of Brazil and Prime Minister Modi of India, the speakers on this panel will...

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    2019 Sep 19

    Anti-Corruption Efforts and the International Circulation of Ideas

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: Matthew C. Stephenson, Eli Goldston Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Fabio de Sa e Silva, Assistant Professor of International Studies and Wick Cary Professor of Brazilian Studies, University of Oklahoma
    Moderator: Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; Affiliated Professor in African and African American Studies; Affiliated Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

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