Events

    2018 Nov 14

    Present at the Creation… Again: The President, American Foreign Policy, and the World to Be

    4:15pm to 5:45pm

    Location: 

    Taubman Building, Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

    The Future of Diplomacy Project is hosting a seminar with Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, Ambassador Thomas Shannon, Jr. who will speak about his experience from inside the State Department in the first year of President Trump's presidency and about current American foreign policy. Ambassador Shannon was U.S. Ambassador to Brazil from 2010-2013 and was also Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs from 2005 to 2009.

    This event is open to the public. Coffee and cookies will be served.

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    2018 Nov 14

    The Uruguayan Experience: In an Unstable Region, Is a Small and Open Economy Possible?

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Speaker: Hernan Bonilla, Executive Director of the Center for Development Studies, a think tank in Montevideo

    Moderators: DRCLAS Visting Scholars: Rossana Castiglioni, Associate Professor of Political Science, Universidad Diego Portales in ...

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    2018 Nov 13

    Arts & Sciences Workshop: Volverse Palestina: Strategies of Erasure in Palestinian Identity Today

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Speaker: Lina Meruane, Chilean novelist, Liberal Arts Clinical Associate Professor, NYU

    Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

    The quest to "return home" is one of the most controversial issues in the Palestinian/...

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    2018 Nov 13

    Lawyers, Guns, and Money: Brazilian State Formation in Comparative Perspective

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Anthony Pereira, Director, King's Brazil Institute, King's College London 

    The Brazilian state in the 21st century appears to be a curious combination of high and low capacity. For example, it collects roughly 35 percent of GDP in tax revenue and coordinates the commanding heights of the economy in the service of domestic industry and export promotion. It also has sophisticated agencies at the central level to administer social policy, and robust accountability institutions. But it appears to be a low capacity state when it comes to the...

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    2018 Nov 08

    Developing and Testing an Attenuated Tetravalent Vaccine Against Dengue

    1:05pm to 1:50pm

    Location: 

    GHP Building 1 Room 1208, Harvard School of Public Health

    Speaker: Jorge Kalil, 2018-2019 CAPES Distinguished Visiting Professor, Harvard University; Professor and Head of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, University of Sao Paulo

    There are over 300 million cases of dengue worldwide per year. Some are serious and even fatal. The disease burden occurs in tropical and subtropical areas, including Florida. There is no treatment and the licensed vaccine does not provide the proper protection. NIH, in collaboration with Brazilian institutions, has been developing a tetravalent attenuated dengue vaccine. Brazil is...

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    2018 Nov 08

    Popular Revolts, Citizenship and State Building in 19th Century Brazil

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Monica D. Dantas, Ruth Cardoso Visiting Associate Professor, Columbia University; Associate Professor, Brazilian Studies Institute and Social History Graduate Program, University of São Paulo

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

    Contrary to what has been repeated for the past decades, Brazil’s Second Reign was not an age of peace and tranquility. If historians have duly recorded the great number of rebellions and upheavals that rattled the country...

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    2018 Nov 06

    Labor Unions and Social Movements in Unequal Democracies

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Candelaria Garay, Ford Foundation Associate Professor of Democracy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

    Candelaria Garay is a Ford Foundation Associate Professor of Democracy at the Kennedy School of Government. Her research focuses on social policy, collective action, and party politics in Latin America. She received a Ph.D. and a M.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her book, Social Policy Expansion in Latin...

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    2018 Nov 05

    Film Screening & Harvard Premier of: Song for Cesar: The Music and The Movement

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S010), 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Please join us for a film screening followed by discussion featuring:

    Davíd Carrasco, Professor, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America, with a joint appointment with the Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

    Abel Sánchez, Film...

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    2018 Nov 01

    Día de los Muertos Celebration

    4:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

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    Remember and celebrate your departed loved ones at this year’s Día de los Muertos altar, savor traditional Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto, and enjoy live music. The Catrina/catrín costume contest is at 6:30 pm.

    Free and open to the public. ...

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    2018 Nov 01

    What was Dangerous About it? The Formation and Subversion of a Brazilian Androgynous Group (1972-1975)

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Benito Bisso Schmidt, PhD in History, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP); Professor, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

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

    The talk discusses the career of the Brazilian androgynous group called Dzi Croquettes and the threat they posed to the Brazilian dictatorship.

    Benito Bisso Schmidt was born in Cruz Alta, in southern Brazil, in 1970. He has been a professor at the...

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    2018 Oct 30

    Draining the Swamp? Partisan Bias in the Prosecution of Former Latin American Leaders

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Gretchen Helmke, Professor of Political Science, University of Rochester

    This paper introduces and analyzes an original dataset, Latin American Leaders on Trial, which examines the extended post-tenure legal fates of 119 Latin American presidents over the last three and a half decades. Because we can only observe whether, when, and for what crimes former leaders are charged, but not whether such crimes were actually committed, our analysis of whether the rule of law is functioning or being manipulated in any given case is limited in important...

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    2018 Oct 26

    Mexican Literature, Culture, and Film across Borders: Translation, Migration and Frontiers

    9:00am to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Boston Univeristy, Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215

    “Mexican Literature, Culture, and Film across Borders: Translation, Migration and Frontiers,” a two-day conference organized by the Center of Latin American Studies at Boston University. The central aim of the conference is to bring prominent scholars who will explore cultural and sociopolitical phenomena related to Mexico, often neglected by national histories, and to engage with theories on translation and migration in the field of literary and film studies.

    24 scholars from across North America and Mexico have committed to present their work at the conference. Among...

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    2018 Oct 25

    Arts & Sciences Workshop: Sergio Pitol's Strategic Occidentalism: Translation and Literary Worldmaking

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Speaker: Ignacio Sánchez Prado, Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, Washington University in St. Louis
    Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

    The seminar seeks to explore...

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