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

    DRCLAS Film Series: ZURITA, VERÁS NO VER by Alejandra Carmona

    6:00pm to 7:00pm


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

    Speakers: Raúl Zurita, Poet, DRCLAS RFK Visiting Scholar 2015-2016; Alejandra Carmona Cannobbio, Filmmaker
    Moderated by: Rodrigo del Río, PhD Candidate in Romance Languages and Literatures

    A conversation with poet Raul Zurita and filmmaker Alejandra Carmona on the...

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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 12

    El efecto Mariel: Before, During, and After presents PLUMA Y PLUMERO: PALABRAS Y PAPELES DE REINALDO ARENAS PRESENTED BY RENÉ CIFUENTES

    11:00am


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

    Speaker: Rene Cifuentes, escritor y fundador de la revista "Mariel"

    Desde su llegada a Nueva York como refugiados en 1980, Reinaldo Arenas y René Cifuentes formaron una íntima y jocosa amistad que duraría hasta los últimos años del...

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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

    Libertades literarias: Afrolatinoamérica escribe. Conversación con Nancy Morejón

    2:30pm to 3:30pm


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

    Speaker: Nancy Morejón, Cuban poet, critic, and essayist
    Moderated by: Doris Sommer, Ira Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Director of Graduate Studies In Spanish, Harvard University

    Coordinado con el seminario "Libertades literarias:...

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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 30

    The Resurgence Of The Right: Evaluating The Impact Of The Trump Policies On The Opinion Towards Cuba And Its Government Within The Cuban Diaspora Of South Florida

    12:00pm to 2:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speakers: Guillermo J. Grenier, Professor of Sociology and Chair in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University; Qing Lai, Associate Professor Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University
    Moderated by: Alejandro...

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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

    Bolivia: elección y gobernabilidad / Bolivia: Elections and Governability

    4:00pm to 5:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here

    Speakers: Erika Brockmann, Former Senator, political scientist and political analyst; Armando Ortuño, Former Vice Minister of Planning and Ambassador, economist and social researcher
    Moderated by: Victoria Murillo, Professor of Political Science, Columbia; Steve Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University and...

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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 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 23

    Constitutional Democracy and the Role of High Courts in Times of Crisis: The Case of Mexico

    12:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Introduction: Carmel Shachar, Executive Director, The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School
    Speakers: Justice Alfredo Gutiérrez Ortiz Mena, Supreme Court Justice, Mexican Supreme Court...

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    2020 Oct 19

    Challenges to Contain COVID-19 in Latin America: Lessons from Chile & Peru

    12:00pm to 1:00pm


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    Speakers: Maria Antonieta Alva, Minister of Economy & Finance, Peru; Eduardo Engel, Professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Chile
    Moderated by: Gordon Hanson, Peter Wertheim Professor in Urban Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

    Latin America has become an epicenter of COVID-19...

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    2020 Oct 15

    The Fall 2020 Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture: Juan Villoro, "The Obsidian Mirror: Literature and Archaeology in Mexico"

    6:00pm to 7:30pm


    This event will be virtual, to register click here.

    Speaker: Juan Villoro, Author and Journalist, El Colegio Nacional (Mexico)

    Mexican authors Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes, José Emilio Pacheco, Salvador Novo, Rubén Bonifaz Nuño, and Rosario Castellanos, among others, have sought to use language to explore and recover the links between Mexico’s Indigenous peoples and its contemporary society. Focusing on Mexico’s pre-Hispanic past, Juan Villoro will explore the...

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