Events

    2018 Sep 26

    Fighting Corruption through Diplomacy

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Speaker: Fernando Berguido, lawyer and former President of the Panama chapter of Transparency International

    In Anatomía de una trampa, journalist, Nieman Fellow, and former Ambassador Fernando Berguido relates with a wealth of details, one of the greatest scandals of international corruption involving...

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    2018 Sep 25

    Colombia's 2018 Elections: Implications for the Peace Process and Criminal Dynamics

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Angelica Duran-Martinez, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

    Angélica Durán-Martínez is an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. She obtained a Ph.D. in Political Science at Brown University, a B.A. from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and an M.A. from New York University. She is the author of “The Politics of Drug Violence: Criminals, Cops, and Politicians in Colombia and Mexico” (Oxford University Press, 2018). Her...

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    2018 Sep 23

    Inaugural Latinx Convocation

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Memorial Church

    Latinx

    The Latinx community is excited to announce its first ever Harvard College Latinx Convocation on Sept. 23rd at 4pm in Memorial Church. The event is a ceremony celebrating Latinx achievement at Harvard, while welcoming Latinx-identifying freshmen to campus. We hope for this event to help instill a sense of community and belonging in these new...

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    2018 Sep 21

    Ash Community Speaker Series: What to Watch for in Brazil's Upcoming Election Date

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Suite 200N

    Join Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor for Brazil Studies at Harvard Kennedy School; Mariana Batista, Assistant Professor at the Federal University of Pernambuco in the Department of Political Science; and Fernando Bizzarro, Graduate Student at Harvard University, Government Department; for a discussion about the upcoming October elections in Brazil. 

    Lunch will be served. 

    The Ash Community Speaker Series features discussions with students,...

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    2018 Sep 20

    Roberto Burle Marx, Landscape and Chromatic Relationships

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Gareth Doherty, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Director of the Master in Landscape Architecture Program, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

    Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

    "It is not sufficient to plan for appropriate green areas; it is necessary to understand them in relation to the urban landscape." —Roberto Burle Marx

    Gareth Doherty is Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at...

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    2018 Sep 18

    Human Rights and Transformative Constitutionalism in Latin America: The Impact of the Inter-American System

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Flávia Piovesan, Professor of Constitutional Law and Human Rights, Catholic University of São Paulo

    Latin America is characterized by high levels of exclusion and violence, in addition to democracies that are still in a consolidation phase. In this context, the Inter-American System can contribute to establishing human rights standards, offsetting national deficits and fostering a new power dynamic among social actors. It can play a transformative role in strengthening human rights, democracy and the rule of law in the region. The...

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    2018 Sep 14

    Cuba Studies Program: Radio Wars Not Cold Wars: Political Dissidence and Transnational Clandestine Broadcasting

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Alejandra Bronfman, Associate Professor in the Department of Latin American, Caribbean and US Latino Studies, at the University at Albany-SUNY

    Moderator: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics
    Professor of African and African American Studies and of History 
    Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University

    Cuba was a center of the Caribbean “radio wars” of the...

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    2018 Sep 13

    Those Reprobates at New Youth: Modernist Magazines and the Globalization of Culture

    6:30pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Sede Presidente, Sala CAP VON APPEN. Av. Presidente Errázuriz 3485, Las Condes, Chile

    Speaker: David Damrosch, Founding Director of The Institute for World Literature, Harvard University

    Lecture David Damrosch

    Presented in collaboration with Magíster en Literatura, Comparada, Departamento de Literatura, Harvard/UAI

    2018 Sep 13

    Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Power-Sharing, Presidential Style: Brazilian Coalition Politics in Comparative Perspective

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Mariana Batista, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Federal University of Pernambuco; Visiting Fellow, Harvard University

    Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

    How presidents coalesce in multiparty systems? This talk explores the role of issue salience in presidential power-sharing strategies, showing how they keep control over policy while coalition partners get control over particularistic expenditures.

    Mariana Batista...

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    2018 Sep 13

    Student Info Session: Mentoring and Langauge Acquisition in Brazil (MLAB)

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Join us at the Mentoring and Language Acquisition in Brazil (MLAB) program information session and learn about this year-long mentoring program for Harvard students. The program connects Harvard mentors with high-potential Brazilian high school students to help them improve their English proficiency, while inspiring them to apply for college prep programs in Brazil and to top universities in the U.S. 

    MLAB includes an in-person component in São Paulo, Brazil, in January 2019....

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    2018 Sep 11

    Student Info Session: Mexico January Winternship Programs

    1:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Spend January in Mexico! Please come to the Mexico Winternship info session to learn how you could spend J-term in a pre-professional experience. The Winternships program enables you to build your resume, explore the culture and histories of Mexico and Mexico City, improve your Spanish, and enjoy the "Vitamin T" diet (tamales, tacos, tortas). 

    The info session will review:

    • Program Overview

    • Internship Offerings

    • Application Details

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    2018 Sep 11

    Tuesday Seminar Series: Republican Shields in Times of Executive Excesses: Revisiting the Uruguayan Collegial Governments (1952-1966)

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: David Altman, Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Luksic Visiting Scholar

    Moderators: Steve Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University and Fran Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

    How do you limit the temptations and excesses of government chief executives in a democratic context? Theoretically, systems in which multiple people share executive power –collegial executives – might be one way to prevent abuses of power by leaders who concentrate authority...

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    2018 Sep 10

    Student Welcome Event

    4:30pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050 and Concourse Level, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Are you a Harvard student? Interested in or curious about Latin America?

    Please join us for a brief info session & fun social gathering to kick off the academic year. We'll have information about funding, January programs, study abroad, summer programs, the Certificate in Latin American Studies, internships, & more!
    Drinks & snacks provided. 

    See more about our student opportunities here.

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    2018 Sep 06

    2018 Welcome and Welcome Back

    5:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Welcome and Welcome Back 2018

    Junte-se a toda a comunidade brasileira de Harvard – incluindo alunos, pesquisadores e professores – na nossa confraternização de boas-vindas! Este encontro informal será uma ótima oportunidade para nos aproximarmos e integrarmos nossos...

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    2018 Sep 05

    Student Info Session: Healthcare and Education in Rural Chile January Program

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Spend this January in Chile! Volunteer in rural communities alongside Chilean university students in holistic medicine, dentistry, education, agriculture, veterinary care, and construction. Build friendships, enhance your Spanish skills, and expierence Temuco and Santiago, Chile.

    The DRCLAS Regional Office will host students in the annual Healthcare and Education in Rural Chile Program between January 5 - 21, 2019. To learn more about this opportunity, come to our information session:

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    2018 Jul 20

    Pre-Departure Orientation Session for Students Going to Colleges and Universities in the United States

    9:00am to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    FLACSO Auditorium (Av. Dag Hammarsjöld 3269, First Floor, Vitacura)

    This workshop is geared to Chilean students and professionals who will begin undergraduate, graduate, and intensive English studies in the United States during 2018. Topics to be covered:

    • Student visas and immigration issues (Presentation by the United States Consulate in Chile)

    • Important matters before your departure (Vaccines, medical insurance, permits and academic records, Homeland Security issues)

    • Campus life (How to open a bank account, obtain a valid driver's license,...

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    2018 Jun 30

    Harvard-Brazil Summer Barbecue

    12:30pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    La Carrosse - Rua Paracuê, 191 – Sumaré

    The DRCLAS Brazil Office and Harvard Alumni Club of Brazil are thrilled to invite you to this year's Summer BBQ.

    Join other Harvard alumni, current students, and the most recently admitted Brazilians for an informal get-together with great conversations, icy beers, and incredible food for all tastes – including vegetarians.

    2018 Jun 29

    Harvard-Brazil Dialogues: Misinformation and the Brazilian Elections - An informal breakfast conversation with Claire Wardle

    8:00am to 10:00am

    Location: 

    Centro Ruth Cardoso - R. Pamplona, 1005 - Jardim Paulista, São Paulo, SP

    Speaker: Dr. Claire Wardle, director for the Information Disorder Project and First Draft

    Misinformation shared online could tip the balance in the elections in Brazil. Dr. Claire Wardle, director for the Information Disorder Project and First Draft, is a leading expert on how information is exchanged online. She will explain her interest in monitoring misinformation in Brazil during the elections and how newsrooms might be able to work together to better understand WhatsApp to learn what the public is talking about in closed groups.
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