Events

    2021 Dec 08

    The Local and the Territorial in Mexican National Politics

    6:00pm to 7:15pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speakers: Sergio Aguayo, Professor of International Studies, El Colegio de México; Visiting Scholar, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University; María Marván, Researcher and Academic Secretary, Institute for Juridical Research, National Autonomous University of Mexico
    Moderated by: Diane Davis...

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    2021 Nov 19

    Book Presentation: Ediciones El Puente and the Gaps of the Cuban Literary Canon - Post-revolutionary cultural dynamics

    12:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Author: María Isabel Alfonso, Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages at St. Joseph’s College 
    Discussant: César A. Salgado, Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Graduate Adviser in the Program in Comparative Literature at the University...

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    2021 Nov 17

    Beyond Vaccines: Health in Rural Mexico and the History of Vaccines

    6:00pm to 7:30pm


    This event is virtual and will be translated into both English and Spanish. To register, click here.

    Speakers: Claudia Agostoni, Researcher, Institute for Historical Research, National Autonomous University of Mexico; Ana María Carrillo, Professor, School of Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico; Paola Sesia, Professor, Centro de...

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    2021 Nov 17

    The Gendered Division of Governing Labor: How Activism Thrives in Rio de Janeiro’s Gang Territories

    12:00pm to 1:15pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speaker: Anjuli Fahlberg, Assistant Professor, Tufts University
    Moderated by: Yanilda Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University

    Across Latin America, the rise of armed drug trafficking organizations and militarized policing in poor neighborhoods has created numerous obstacles for...

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    2021 Nov 16

    Impact of Venezuela Migration on Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    Of the more than 5.6 million Venezuelans who have left Venezuela since 2017, more than 70 percent have migrated to Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Despite their stated intention to remain in the countries that received them, they often lack regular migration status, and they have suffered from unemployment or employment discrimination and restricted access to health...

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    2021 Nov 11

    Arts and Humanities Workshop | Perder su mundo y perder el mundo: la poesía y la crisis migratoria venezolana

    5:00pm to 7:00pm


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

    Speakers: Gustavo Guerrero, Professor of Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture, CY Cergy Paris Université; Adalber Salas Hernández, Poet, Essayist, and Translator; Santiago Acosta, Scholar and Poet; Natasha Tiniacos...

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    2021 Nov 10

    Are the Military a Threat to Brazilian Democracy Today?

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speakers: Maud Chirio, Associate Professor of History, Université Gustave Eiffel; João Roberto Martins Filho, Full Professor, Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar); and Natalia Viana, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Agência Pública; Nieman Fellow ´22
    Moderated by: Sidney Chalhoub...

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    2021 Nov 09

    The Volatility Curse

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

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    2021 Nov 04

    Film Screening: “Marighella” - Conversation with Maria Marighella

    6:00pm


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

    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

    One of the most acclaimed Brazilian film productions of 2019...

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    2021 Nov 03

    Contested Urban Resilience: Mexico City and Global Law

    6:00pm to 7:30pm


    This event is virtual and will be translated into both English and Spanish. To register, click here.

    Speaker: Alejandro Rodiles, Professor of Law, ITAM
    Moderated by: Diane Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

    Cities have recently become key players in global regulation. This...

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    2021 Nov 02

    Protest and Repression in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    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...

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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


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

    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?...

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    2021 Oct 20

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

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is virtual and will be held in Portuguese with simultaneous English translation. To register, click here.

    Speakers: Claudia Mattos Avolese, Associate Professor, UNICAMP; Naine Terena, Artist, Art-educator, and Professor, Catholic University in Mato Grosso do Sul
    Moderated by: Ana Laura Malmaceda, PhD student in Romance Languages,...

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    2021 Oct 19

    Populism and the Courts in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    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...

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    2021 Oct 13

    Mexico Seminar: Water, Violence, and Yaqui Rights: A Conversation with Mario Luna

    6:00pm to 7:30pm


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

    Speaker: Mario Luna, Spokesman for Vícam, Sonora; Human and Indigenous Rights Defender for the Yaqui
    Moderated by: Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Professor of the History of Science and Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Harvard University...

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    2021 Oct 13

    Language Endangerment And Language Vitality In The Brazilian Amazon: The Experience Of The Tuparí And Other Native Peoples Of The Rio Branco Indigenous Territory

    6:00pm to 7:30pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speaker: Adam Roth Singerman, Harvard University

    Adam Singerman received his PhD in Linguistics from the University of Chicago in 2018. His dissertation and subsequent research have focused on the grammar of Tuparí, an Indigenous language spoken by between 350 and 400 people in the Brazilian...

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    2021 Oct 12

    Abortion Politics In Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

    Argentina’s legalization of abortion on demand in 2020 was closely followed across Latin America. The role of religion in politics has changed dramatically in the region. On the one hand, societies gave grown more secular and the influence of the Catholic Church has waned; on the other hand, growing evangelical movements have given new life to social conservatism. How are the...

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