Events

    2020 Dec 01

    Right Wing Populism in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    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...

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    2020 Nov 19

    Machado de Assis: Perspectives on a recurrent Brazil

    5:00pm to 6:30pm


    This event is virtual, the link is forthcoming.

    Speaker: Flora Thompson-Deveaux, PhD, translator and research director at Radio Novelo
    Moderated by: Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History and African and African-American Studies at Harvard University

    The conversation will cover the current debate on the relevance of the work of Machado de Assis to understand contemporary Brazil with particular attention to its political and social struggles. It will particularly explore new takes on the reading of "Memórias Póstumas...

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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 register, 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...

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    2020 Nov 12

    Transnational Perspectives: COVID-19 in South America

    12:00pm to 1:30pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speakers: Marcos Cueto, Professor of the History of Health, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Brazil; Lucía Dammert, Professor of International Relations at the Universidad de Santiago de Chile; María Inés Pacecca, Professor in the Department of Anthropological Sciences and researcher at the Institute of Anthropological Sciences at the...

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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 register, click here.

    Speakers: Veronica Figueroa, Profesora Asociada del Instituto de Asuntos Públicos, Universidad de Chile; 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...

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    2020 Nov 05

    How Old is the Anthropocene in Southwestern Amazonia?

    12:00pm to 1:30pm


    This event is virtual, to join click here (pass code: 752331).

    Speaker: Eduardo Neves, Professor of Brazilian Archaeology, University of São Paulo, Brazil

    Southwestern Amazonia is an independent center of plant domestication and early ceramic production in the New World. It is also an area where a tradition of artificial mound building by Indigenous...

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    2020 Oct 29

    Èṣù's Three-way Crossroads: The Future of Ancestrality in Uncertain Times

    6:00pm to 7:30pm


    This event is virtual, to register, click here.

    Speakers: Luiz Rufino, PhD and scholar at UERJ; Sidnei Nogueira, Professor of and Coordinator of the Ilê Ará Institute; Rodney William, PhD, Anthropologist, and babalorixá
    Moderated by: Joaquín Terrones, PhD and Lecturer of Literature at MIT

    In recent times, a segment of academia has come to the realization that its institutions and disciplines currently produce...

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    2020 Oct 29

    #BlackLivesMatter Across the Americas: Black Youth Organizers and the Struggle for Racial Justice

    4:00pm to 5:30pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speakers: Ana Belique, Movimento Reconocido (Santo Domingo); Daniela Rincón, Casa Cultural El Chontaduro (Cali); Marcelle Decothé, Instituto Marielle Franco/Favelas Na Luta/Fórum da Juventude do Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro); Mirtes Souza (mãe de Miguel Otávio) e Priscila Santana, Kilomba Collective (Brazil/USA...

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    2020 Oct 13

    The Criminalization of Corruption in Latin America: Causes and Consequences of Lava Jato

    12:00pm to 1:20pm

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

    Speakers: Ezequiel González Ocantos, Associate Professor in the Qualitative Study of Comparative Political Institutions, University of Oxford; Paula Muñoz, Profesora del Departamento Académico de Ciencias Sociales y Políticas, Universidad del Pacifico en Perú
    Discussant: Alisha Holland,...

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    2020 Oct 08

    Resisting Police Violence in the Americas: Mothers on the Front Lines

    4:00pm to 5:30pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here

    Speakers: Dorothy Holmes, Ronnieman Foundation and Justice for Families, Chicago, US; Débora Maria da Silva, Mothers of May, Brazil; Rute Fiuza, Mothers of May of the Northeast, Brazil; Jacqueline Castillo, Mothers of False Positives of Soacha and Bogotá, Colombia; Cristina Bautista Salvador, Mothers and...

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    2020 Oct 07

    Amazon 4.0 – Defining a Third Way for the Amazon

    4:00pm to 5:00pm


    This event is virtual, to join click here.

    Speaker: Carlos Nobre, Senior Researcher, Institute for Advanced Studies, University of São Paulo; Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute
    Discussant: Vinicius Furuie, Environmental Fellow, Harvard University Center on the Environment
    Moderated by: Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; Co-Chair Brazil...

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    2020 Oct 07

    Channels of Expression at Times of Change: Music and Dance Across Continents

    1:00pm to 2:00pm


    This event is virtual, to join click here.

    Speakers: Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature and Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University; Emma Dench, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History and of the Classics, Harvard University; Richard Tuck, Frank G. Thomson...

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    2020 Oct 06

    Democracy on the Line in Brazil

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    Speakers: Fernando Limongi, Professor of Political Science, University of Sao Paulo; Nara Pavao, Assistant Professor in Political Science, Federal University of Pernambuco; Marta Arretche, Professor of Political Science, University of Sao Paulo
    Moderated by: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD...

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    2020 Oct 05

    ReVista Launch: The Future of the Amazon, Lessons From the Past

    4:00pm to 5:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speakers: Felipe Milanez, Associate Professor at the Institute for Humanities, Arts and Sciences, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil; Bret Gustafson, Professor, Washington University in Saint Louis; Isabelle Foster, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Paraguay; Douglas Southgate, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University; Patricia Vieira,...

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    2020 Oct 01

    In-House Open House

    6:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Join us as we welcome our new faculty director, Steven Levitsky!

    Professor Levitsky will be joined by Marcia Castro, co-chair of the Brazil Studies Program and Alejandro de la Fuente, chair of the Cuba Studies Program to discuss ongoing and upcoming initiatives in three priority areas for 2020-21: challenges to democracy, the impact...

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    2020 Oct 01

    The Politics of Institutional Weakness in Latin America

    4:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here

    Speakers: Mala Htun, University of New Mexico; Eduardo Darget, Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru; Alisha Holland, Harvard University; Daniel Brinks, University of Texas-Austin; Steven Levitsky, Harvard University; Maria Victoria Murillo, Columbia University
    Moderated by: Javier Auyero, University of Texas-Austin

    Observers often take institutional weakness as an exogenous feature...

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    2020 Sep 29

    How COVID has Changed Latin American Economics

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    Speakers: Andres Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science; former Finance Minister of Chile; Ana Maria Ibanez, Professor of Economics, Universidad de los Andes; Economics Principal Advisor for the Interamerican Development Bank; Daniela Campello,...

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