Events

    2018 Nov 08

    Developing and Testing an Attenuated Tetravalent Vaccine Against Dengue

    1:05pm to 1:50pm

    Location: 

    GHP Building 1 Room 1208, Harvard School of Public Health

    Speaker: Jorge Kalil, 2018-2019 CAPES Distinguished Visiting Professor, Harvard University; Professor and Head of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, University of Sao Paulo

    There are over 300 million cases of dengue worldwide per year. Some are serious and even fatal. The disease burden occurs in tropical and subtropical areas, including Florida. There is no treatment and the licensed vaccine does not provide the proper protection. NIH, in collaboration with Brazilian institutions, has been developing a tetravalent attenuated dengue vaccine. Brazil is...

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    2018 Nov 08

    Popular Revolts, Citizenship and State Building in 19th Century Brazil

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Monica D. Dantas, Ruth Cardoso Visiting Associate Professor, Columbia University; Associate Professor, Brazilian Studies Institute and Social History Graduate Program, University of São Paulo

    Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

    Contrary to what has been repeated for the past decades, Brazil’s Second Reign was not an age of peace and tranquility. If historians have duly recorded the great number of rebellions and upheavals that rattled the country...

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    2018 Nov 01

    What was Dangerous About it? The Formation and Subversion of a Brazilian Androgynous Group (1972-1975)

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Benito Bisso Schmidt, PhD in History, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP); Professor, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

    Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

    The talk discusses the career of the Brazilian androgynous group called Dzi Croquettes and the threat they posed to the Brazilian dictatorship.

    Benito Bisso Schmidt was born in Cruz Alta, in southern Brazil, in 1970. He has been a professor at the...

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    2018 Oct 22

    Environmental Health Capacity Building In Latin America

    1:00pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Chan School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Building 1, Room 1302, Boston

    Presenters:

    Douglas Dockery, John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Research Professor of Environmental Epidemiology, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
    Rick Rogers, Principal Research Scientist, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
    Ramon Sanchez, Director, Sustainable Technologies and Health Program, Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE), Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan...

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    2018 Oct 16

    The 2018 Elections in Brazil

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Brazil Studies, Faculty Co-chair of the Harvard Brazil Studies Program; Fernando Bizzarro, Graduate Student Affiliate, PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University

    Moderator: Steve Levitsky,  Professor of Government at Harvard University.  

    After experiencing the world's largest corruption scandal and the country's worst economic crisis, Brazilians voted in what many have called "the most important elections since...

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    2018 Oct 04

    Panel: "Challenges to Democracy in Big Middle Income Countries: Brazil, India, South Africa"

    4:30pm to 6:15pm

    Location: 

    Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street, Lower Level Conference Room

    Speakers: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University; Tariq Thachil, Associate Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University; Evan Lieberman, Total Professor of Political Science and Contemporary Africa, MIT

    Over the last decade, developments in Russia, Turkey, Hungary, Poland, Thailand, Venezuela and elsewhere have raised concerns about a global democratic recession. Although the number of democracies in the world has remained stable, the crisis of Western liberal democracies and the rise of...

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    2018 Oct 04

    The Necessity of Fiction in Today's Brazil

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Beatriz Bracher, writer

    Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

    In 2018, Brazil finds itself torn to pieces, and inundated by the deafening roar of militancies and their drones. Under these conditions, it is necessary to reconstruct and protect a space for silence and doubt. A space where certainties might be betrayed: fiction.

    Beatriz Bracher (São Paulo, 1961), graduated in Literature and Writing, was the editor of the...

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    2018 Sep 27

    Political Appointments in Brazil

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Felix Lopez, Researcher, Institute of Applied Economic Research (Ipea)

    Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

    The lecture presents general results from different research questions about political appointments -- the appointee’s yearly turnover and survival, the role of the President and the role of the political parties in filling the top-level positions -- and connects these results with a discussion about the prospects for a more efficient...

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    2018 Sep 21

    Ash Community Speaker Series: What to Watch for in Brazil's Upcoming Election Date

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Suite 200N

    Join Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor for Brazil Studies at Harvard Kennedy School; Mariana Batista, Assistant Professor at the Federal University of Pernambuco in the Department of Political Science; and Fernando Bizzarro, Graduate Student at Harvard University, Government Department; for a discussion about the upcoming October elections in Brazil. 

    Lunch will be served. 

    The Ash Community Speaker Series features discussions with students,...

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    2018 Sep 20

    Roberto Burle Marx, Landscape and Chromatic Relationships

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Gareth Doherty, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Director of the Master in Landscape Architecture Program, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

    Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

    "It is not sufficient to plan for appropriate green areas; it is necessary to understand them in relation to the urban landscape." —Roberto Burle Marx

    Gareth Doherty is Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at...

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    2018 Sep 13

    Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Power-Sharing, Presidential Style: Brazilian Coalition Politics in Comparative Perspective

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Mariana Batista, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Federal University of Pernambuco; Visiting Fellow, Harvard University

    Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

    How presidents coalesce in multiparty systems? This talk explores the role of issue salience in presidential power-sharing strategies, showing how they keep control over policy while coalition partners get control over particularistic expenditures.

    Mariana Batista...

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    2018 Sep 06

    2018 Welcome and Welcome Back

    5:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Welcome and Welcome Back 2018

    Junte-se a toda a comunidade brasileira de Harvard – incluindo alunos, pesquisadores e professores – na nossa confraternização de boas-vindas! Este encontro informal será uma ótima oportunidade para nos aproximarmos e integrarmos nossos...

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    2018 May 18

    Lown Scholars Program: Seminar with Dr. Paulo Lotufo : Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil)

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard School of Public Health, Building 1, 12th floor, Room 1208, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston

    Speaker: Dr. Paulo Lotufo, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Clinical and Epidemiologic Research at the University of São Paulo and a Lown Scholar at HSPH 

    ELSA-Brasil study's analyses of noncommunicable diseases in a racially admixed population, covering racial distribution of nutritional pattern, cardiometabolic profile, renal dysfunction, mental health disorders, and less-studied conditions.

    2018 Apr 27

    Afrodescendants in Brazil: Talk by Jurema Werneck, Executive Director of Amnesty International Brazil

    5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Sever Hall 113

    Join us in a conversation with Jurema Werneck, Executive Director of Amnesty International Brazil who will be discussing human rights and Afrodescendants under critical attack in Brazil and the current responses from institutions and civil society.

    The event is free and open to public. First-come, first-served. The event will also be livestreamed at goo.gl/bhHPHR.

    Presented in collaboration with the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Inter-American...

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    2018 Apr 16

    Harvard Law Brazilian Association Legal Symposium : The Law in the 21st Century

    8:30am to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

    The Harvard Law Brazilian Association Legal Symposium is an annual congress designed and organized by current students and alumni of Harvard Law School from Brazil. The event will be held at Harvard, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    We believe that the exchange of ideas is the most efficient way to address the latest social changes confronting Law scholars and practitioners, as a variety of legal problems are germane to both Brazil and the United States. Our goal is to nurture a unique opportunity for networking and learning, by bringing together high-profile speakers, who will convey...

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    2018 Apr 12

    The Demand for Research Information Among Brazilian Policymakers

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Gautam Rao, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Harvard University

    Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

    What sorts of research findings do policymakers demand? What is the impact of providing them with such information? We answer these questions using experiments with mayors in Brazil.

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    2018 Apr 06

    The Brazil Conference at Harvard and MIT

    9:00am to 6:00pm

    The Brazil Conference at Harvard & MIT is an annual event held in April and is organized by the Brazilian student community in the Great Boston Area since its inception in 2015. It takes place at both Harvard and MIT and has an ultimate goal of promoting a forum including both leaders and representatives of Brazil, with a mission of unfolding innovative solutions for the country's future.

    The event, initially designed in 2014 by Brazilian undergraduate students, was the culmination of a movement that wanted to bring to Boston — a city famed for educational brilliance —,...

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    2018 Apr 05

    Overcoming Inequalities: The Potential and Challenges of New Education Policies in Brazil

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    camila_pereiraSpeaker: Camila Pereira, Education Policy Director, Lemann Foundation

    Moderators: Paola Uccelli, Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Katherine K. Merseth, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education

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    2018 Mar 29

    Personal Vote, Local Vote, and District Vote: Electoral Concentration in Brazil, 1994-2014

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    george_avelinoSpeaker: George Avelino, Associate Professor, Department of Social and Legal Sciences, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-RJ)

    Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

    The presentation...

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