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 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 Oct 27

    Democratic Backsliding in Contemporary Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    Speakers: Manuel Melendez-Sanchez, PhD candidate in Political Science, Harvard University; Santiago Anria, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Latin American Studies, Dickinson College; Calla Hummel, Assistant Professor in Political Science, University of Miami; Carmen Aída Lazo, Dean of the School...

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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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    2020 Sep 22

    Populist Coalitions in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    Speaker: Rodrigo Barrenechea, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
    Discussants: Thea Riofrancos, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Providence College; Aaron Watanabe, PhD Candidate in Government, Harvard University
    ...

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    2020 Feb 27

    Gordon R. Willey Lecture: The Ancient Maya Response to Climate Change: A Cautionary Tale

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

    Speaker: Billie L. Turner II, Regents Professor and Gilbert F. White Professor of Environment and Society, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning and the School of Sustainability, Arizona State University

    Moderator: William L. Fash, Bowditch Professor of Central American and Mexican Archaeology and Ethnology; Archaeology Program Director, Harvard University

    Ancient Maya civilization—known for its cities, monumental architecture, ceramics, hieroglyphic writing, and advanced understanding of mathematics and...

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    2020 Jan 30

    The Legacy of Dominicanidad: A Symposium on the Work of Lorgia García Peña

    9:15am to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street

    This symposium will highlight the wide-ranging impact of Lorgia García-Peña's scholarship, particularly her acclaimed 2016 book, The Borders of Dominicanidad: Race, Nation, and Archives of Contradiction. Distinguished speakers will reflect on the significance of her work for multiple fields, including Latinx Studies, Black Studies, and Women and Gender Studies, as well as for the theme of this year's Charles Warren Center fellowship, The Past, Present, and Future of Ethnic Studies. This event will be live-streamed at warrencenter.fas.harvard.edu.

    9:15 Welcome

    9...

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    2019 Oct 16

    A PROVOCATION: Joyelle McSweeney, Urayoán Noel + Ronaldo V. Wilson

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Forum Room, Lamont Library, 11 Quincy Street

    Speakers: Joyelle McSweeney, author of TOXICON
    Urayoán Noel, author of BUZZING HEMISPHERE/RUMOR HEMISFÉRICO
    Ronald V. Wilson, author of POEMS OF THE BLACK OBJECT

    A reading by three of the most dynamic and provocative performers in the genre: Joyelle McSweeney (author of TOXICON), Urayoán Noel (author of BUZZING HEMISPHERE/RUMOR HEMISFÉRICO), and Ronald V. Wilson (author of POEMS OF THE BLACK OBJECT). 

    Presented in collaboration with ...

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    2019 Oct 15

    Cooperative Property Rights and Development: Evidence from Land Reform in El Salvador

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Eduardo Montero, Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Assistant Professor, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
    Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

    ...

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    2019 Sep 27

    The U.S. – Central America Immigration Crisis: How it started, why it continues, and what you can do to make a difference

    10:00am to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S010), 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers
    Jocelyn Viterna, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
    Oscar Martinez, Award winning Salvadoran journalist and author of The Beast
    Elizabeth Oglesby, Associate Professor of Geography and Development, University of Arizona
    Ieva Jusionyte, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Social Studies, Harvard University
    Deborah Anker, Clinical Professor of Law; Founder and Director, Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic
    Sabrineh Ardalan, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law; Assistant Director, Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic
    ...

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    2019 Apr 19

    Central America and the Caribbean Film Series presents: Puerto Rico: Trouble in Paradise

    5:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S010), 1730 Cambridge Street

    Trouble in Paradise: Puerto Rico After Maria

    A look at 21st century Puerto Rico, especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and the preexisting crisis. Conversation about the status quo and communities standing up when faced with social abandonment.


    Presented in collaboration with Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion (IBA), Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico School of Law, Consulado General de México en Boston, Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF) and The Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard

    Opening remarks:...

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