Events

    2018 Mar 26

    Social Origins of Legal Rule in Nineteenth-Century Mexico

    5:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Timo Schaefer, Adjunct Professor, Brandeis University, Department of History; Boston University, Pardee School of Global Studies

    Moderator: Kirsten Weld, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences

    In the nineteenth century, Mexicans faced the challenge of constructing republican legal institutions in a society shaped by centuries of colonial rule. This talk examines how people attempted to meet that challenge in towns and in hacienda (agricultural estate) settlements. More broadly, it analyzes in what...

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    2018 Mar 22

    The 18th Annual Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History (Con-IH)

    9:00am to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

    The 18th annual Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History (Con-IH) will bring together scholars from around the world to discuss the theme of "The Pacific in the World." This is a two-day conference organized by Harvard graduate students.

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    2018 Mar 21

    HAPS Speaker Series: A Conversation with Beatriz Merino, Peru’s first female prime minister and the first female prime minister in Latin America

    5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    L-332 Deland, 3rd Floor of Littauer Building of Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy Street

    Speaker: Beatriz Merinoformer Prime Minister of Peru

    Beatriz Merino was the first female Prime Minister of Peru and the first female prime minister in Latin America. She held office between June 2003 and December 2003. She also served as Peru’s national ombudsman from September 2005 until March 2011. Before serving as Prime Minister, Ms. Merino served as Senator from 1990-1992 and Congresswoman from 1995-2000. During that time, she served as President of the Environmental Committee and the Women's Rights Committee....

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    2018 Mar 20

    Bolivia’s Process of Change at Twelve

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Martin Liby Troein, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, MIT

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University 

    Morales ascended the presidency in 2006 on promises of far-going change. In office since then, he has largely delivered: Writing a new constitution, nationalizing the hydrocarbons sector, and providing greater political and economic inclusion for Bolivia’s indigenous majority. But in contrast to counterparts in Venezuela and Ecuador, with which the Morales administration...

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    2018 Mar 06

    Venezuela: The Survival Strategies of an Authoritarian Regime

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: Javier Corrales, Professor of Political Science, Amherst College; Risa Grais-Targow, Eurasia Group, Lead coverage of Venezuela Ecuador Central America and the Caribbean; and David Smilde, Senior Fellow at WOLA specializing in Venezuela and Professor of Human Relations Tulane University

    Moderator: Steve Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

    Javier Corrales is Dwight W. Morrow 1895 professor of Political Science at Amherst College in Amherst Massachusetts. He obtained his Ph.D. in political...

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    2018 Mar 06

    Arsenio and Bebo

    1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

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    Speaker: Ned Sublette, composer, musician, record producer, musicologist, and author

    Moderator: Yosvany Terry, Director of the Harvard Jazz Band

    Tresero / bandleader Ignacio Arsenio Travieso Scull (1911-1970), whose stage name was Arsenio...

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    2018 Mar 02

    Capitalists of Misery: Shantytown Networks and the Cuban Revolution, 1950-1963

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Speaker: Jesse Horst, Sarah Lawrence College

    Challenging the notion of a "great divide" between Republic and Revolution this talk traces contentious interactions between shantytown leaders in Havana and government officials who sought to relocate them. As disputes...

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    2018 Mar 01

    Language and Cognitive Development of Children in Brazil: Salvador and Natal

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: Gigi Luk, Associate Professor of Education, Harvard University and Nadine Gaab, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard University

    The study of child development in Brazil offers an opportunity to broaden our understanding on cultural variations. In this talk, we will share our past and ongoing projects conducted in Brazil on language, cognition, and literacy. Their work has focused on using behavioral and neuroimaging methods to examine language and literacy in children.

    Nadine Gaab received a PhD...

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    2018 Feb 27

    Guiñadas Gráciles: Exhibition Reception and Curator-Led Walkthrough

    5:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, Second Floor, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Please join us for the exhibition reception of Guiñadas Gráciles: Looking Out for the Queer in Latin American Video Art. The curator, Joaquin S. Terrones (PhD '09) Lecturer in Literature and Women's and Gender Studies at MIT, will lead a walkthrough of the exhibition followed by a discussion and refreshments....

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    2018 Feb 27

    Varieties of Capitalism and Sub-Types of Populism: Reflections on Latin America and Europe

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Kenneth Roberts, Richard J. Schwartz Professor of Government at Cornell University

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government at Harvard University

    Many scholars have drawn distinctions between left-leaning, so-called “inclusionary” populism in Latin America and right-wing “exclusionary” populism in Europe. The recent rise of left populisms in the aftermath of Southern Europe’s financial crisis, however, has strong parallels to the Latin American experience, and it casts doubt on any...

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