Events

    2021 Nov 10
    2021 Nov 09

    The Volatility Curse

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    For a recording of this event, please click here.

    When does economic voting function as a mechanism of democratic accountability, and when does it fail to do so? In their new book, The Volatility Curse, Campello and Zucco show that in Latin American countries that are dependent on commodity exports and inflows of foreign capital, governments may lose popular support and be punished by voters for economic outcomes that are beyond their...

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    2021 Nov 04

    Film Screening: “Marighella” - Conversation with Maria Marighella

    6:00pm


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    Speaker: Maria Marighella, City Council member of Salvador, Bahia; Carlos Marighella's grandaughter
    Moderated by: Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History and African and African-American Studies, Harvard University
    Discussants: Cristiane Soares, Senior Preceptor in Portuguese, Harvard University and Eduarda Araujo, P.h.D. candidate...

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    2021 Nov 02

    Protest and Repression in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Latin America experienced a wave of large-scale and often sustained protest between 2018 and 2021. In Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and elsewhere, these protests triggered harsh police or paramilitary repression. How do these responses compare to earlier eras in Latin America? Have decades of democracy and human rights activism had on impact on the behavior of domestic security forces? Are Latin...

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    2021 Nov 01

    Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Commemoration Free Outdoor Candle Lighting

    4:00pm to 7:00pm


    This event is free but advance registration is required.

    Stop by the Peabody Museum for a short moment of personal reflection on the past year which brought losses to so many. The front steps of the museum will be set up as a simple outdoor altar and staff will distribute lighted candles to visitors in observance of those we have lost. Pause and remember as you place your candle in our community display. Post a Message of...

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    2021 Oct 29

    Why Biodiversity Matters: Plants and Animals Across Natural Systems in Brazil

    10:00am to 11:30am


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speakers: Christine Bacon, Associated Professor, Gothenburg University; Alex Antonelli, Professor, Gothenburg University & Director of Science, Kew Gardens; Gregory Thom, Postdoctoral Fellow, American Museum of Natural History (AMNH); Fernanda Werneck...

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    2021 Oct 28

    5 años de la firma del Acuerdo de Paz con las FARC-EP / Lecciones de la negociación y de la implementación del Acuerdo de Paz

    2:00pm to 3:30pm


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    Speakers: Angélica Rettberg, Profesora del Departamento de Ciencia Política, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia; Pastor Alape, Delegado ante el Consejo Nacional de Reincorporación por los firmantes de paz de las extintas FARC-EP; Sergio Jaramillo, Alto Comisionado para la Paz (2012-2017)
    Moderated by: Juana Garcia Duque, Profesora...

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    2021 Oct 27

    The Population Census in Brazil and the US: Importance, Challenges, and Confidentiality

    12:00pm to 1:15pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speakers: John Abowd, Associate Director for Research and Methodology and Chief Scientist, United States Census Bureau; Eduardo Rios Neto, President, Brazilian National Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE)
    Moderated by: Marcia Castro, Andelot Professor of Demography; Chair, Department...

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    2021 Oct 26

    Technocracy vs Politics

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Technocrats dominated policymaking across Latin America in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Now, in much of the region, including its largest democracies, voters and politicians on both the left and the right have challenged the role of technocrats in democratic governments. What explains technocrats’ declining legitimacy in many Latin American democracies? How have technocrats...

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    2021 Oct 22

    Conversatorio: Migraciones Haitianas Contemporáneas: Fronteras, detenciones y violencias raciales

    12:00pm to 2:00pm


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

    Speakers: Jean Eddy Saint, Professor of Sociology, former Founding Director of the CUNY Haitian Studies Institute; Elisa Ortega-Velázquez, Investigadora Titular, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas de la UNAM; Juan Arturo Gómez Tóbon,...

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    2021 Oct 21

    Student Info Session: DRCLAS Remote Winternship Program

    4:00pm to 5:30pm


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

    Come learn about the DRCLAS Remote Winternship Program, taking place during January 2022. DRCLAS staff and former student interns will be present to share about the program and personal experiences.

    The Remote Winternship Program works to foster an international, professional enrichment experience,...

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    2021 Oct 21

    Global Citizenship: Learning to change the world

    3:00pm

    4:00pm Chile Time
    This event is virtual and will be held in Spanish with simultaneous English translation. To register, click here.

    The 5th #AprendoEnCasa Learning Lab International Conference

    The #AprendoEnCasa Learning Lab is a space for conferences and workshops guided by renowned professors from Harvard University and leading regional experts, providing tools to inspire, share...

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    2021 Oct 20

    The Art of Making Day of the Dead Altars | El arte de hacer altares del Día de los Muertos

    6:00pm to 7:15pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speakers: Ofelia Esparza, Visual Artist and Altarista; Rosanna Esparza Ahrens, Graphic Designer and Altarista

    Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican tradition that seeks to commemorate and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have passed away. The creation of an altar is a key component of this...

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    2021 Oct 20

    “We know and walk together”: Contemporary Indigenous Art in Brazil

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    SpeakersClaudia Mattos Avolese, Associate Professor, UNICAMP; Naine Terena, Artist, Art-educator, and Professor, Catholic University in Mato Grosso

    Moderated by: Ana Laura Malmaceda, PhD student in Romance Languages, Harvard University

    One of the most exciting developments in Brazilian art and art history today is...

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    2021 Oct 19

    Populism and the Courts in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Populist presidents have assaulted (or seriously threatened) judicial independence in much of Latin America in the early twenty-first century. What drives these attacks? How do courts resist them? And why have some judiciaries proven more resilient in the face of populist governments than others?

    Speakers: Julio Rios Figueroa, Associate Professor of Law,...

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    2021 Oct 15

    Why Biodiversity Matters: Science and Society in Brazil

    3:00pm to 5:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Introduction and Moderation: Scott V. Edwards, Professor, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and Curator of Ornithology, Museum of Comparative Zoology

    Speakers: Naomi E. Pierce, Professor, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Curator of Lepidoptera, Museum of Comparative Zoology...

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