Events

    2018 Oct 20

    The Rockefeller Beetles Exhibit Opening Day

    9:00am

    Location: 

    Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street Cambridge, MA

    Over the span of 90 years, banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller collected beetles from around the world, eventually building a personal collection of more than 150,000 specimens. In 2017, his longstanding support for the entomology department of the Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology culminated in a gift to the museum of this extraordinary collection. Learn more from the Harvard Museum of Natural History. 

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    2018 Oct 19

    Reflections on Cuban Visual Arts: Race, Politics, and Institutional Development

    12:00pm

    This panel explores how Cuban visual arts constitutes an important platform to understand a wide range of historical and current socio-political issues. The presenters reflect on topics such as the relationship between figurative art, race, and nation, the transcultural dynamics of Cuba’s concrete art, the contributions of monographs to existing historiography, and the role of the Cuban Art Foundation in the development of national arts and society.

    “Concrete Cuba”
    Abigail McEwen, associate professor of Latin American art history at the University of...

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    2018 Oct 19

    Sobre el fin del mundo. Hacia un cosmpolitismo de la pérdida

    11:30am to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Sede Errázuriz, sala Entel, Av. Presidente Errázuriz 3485, Las Condes

    Expositor: Mariano Siskind, Director, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

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    En colaboración con Magíster en Literatura Comparada, Departamento de Literatura, Collaborative Program DRCLAS Harvard/UAI

     

    2018 Oct 18

    Post-Global y No-Cosmpolita: Crisis y dislocaciones de eso que ya no es mundo

    9:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Sede Errázuriz, sala Naranja. Av. Presidente Errázuriz 3485, Las Condes

    Expositor: Mariano Siskind, Director, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University 

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    En colaboración con Magíster en Literatura Comparada, Departamento de Literatura, Collaborative Program DRCLAS Harvard/UAI

     

    2018 Oct 17

    La Batea

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Speakers:

    Since the late 1980s, Stephen Ferry has traveled to dozens of countries, covering social and political change, human rights,...

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    2018 Oct 16

    The 2018 Elections in Brazil

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Brazil Studies, Faculty Co-chair of the Harvard Brazil Studies Program; Fernando Bizzarro, Graduate Student Affiliate, PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University

    Moderator: Steve Levitsky,  Professor of Government at Harvard University.  

    After experiencing the world's largest corruption scandal and the country's worst economic crisis, Brazilians voted in what many have called "the most important elections since...

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    2018 Oct 15

    Exhibition Opening and Panel Discussion: Arquitectura del vaivén: Diasporic Building(s) in Central America’s Northern Triangle

    5:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Speakers: Gabriela Poma, Harvard University Doctoral student in Romance Languages and Literatures; Fred Ritchin, Dean Emeritus of the School at the International Center of Photography (ICP) ; Susan Meiselas, Photographer, 2018-2019 Radcliffe Institute Fellow

    The event will include a walkthrough of...

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    2018 Oct 15

    Conversations on Journalism & Mexico

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    The New England Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists presents: Conversations on Journalism & Mexico

    Featuring: Alfredo Corchado, Marcela Turati, & Maria Garcia

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    2018 Oct 04

    Panel: "Challenges to Democracy in Big Middle Income Countries: Brazil, India, South Africa"

    4:30pm to 6:15pm

    Location: 

    Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street, Lower Level Conference Room

    Speakers: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University; Tariq Thachil, Associate Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University; Evan Lieberman, Total Professor of Political Science and Contemporary Africa, MIT

    Over the last decade, developments in Russia, Turkey, Hungary, Poland, Thailand, Venezuela and elsewhere have raised concerns about a global democratic recession. Although the number of democracies in the world has remained stable, the crisis of Western liberal democracies and the rise of...

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    2018 Oct 04

    Student Info Session: DRCLAS January Programs

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Interested in spending January in Latin America? Come to the DRCLAS Info Session to learn how you can get involved in the region over casual refreshments. Gain internship experience, study, or participate in experiential learning through immersive programs offered this January.

    Info Session will cover details about the following programs:

    • Healthcare and Education in Rural Chile

    • Winternships in Mexico City

    • Puerto Rico Winter Institute

    • ...
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    2018 Oct 04

    The Necessity of Fiction in Today's Brazil

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Beatriz Bracher, writer

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

    In 2018, Brazil finds itself torn to pieces, and inundated by the deafening roar of militancies and their drones. Under these conditions, it is necessary to reconstruct and protect a space for silence and doubt. A space where certainties might be betrayed: fiction.

    Beatriz Bracher (São Paulo, 1961), graduated in Literature and Writing, was the editor of the...

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    2018 Oct 02

    Changing Course? Understanding Mexico's 2018 Election

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Gustavo Flores Macías, Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University

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

    Gustavo A. Flores-Macías is Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University and the 2017-18 Democracy and Development Fellow at Princeton University. He is the author of After Neoliberalism? The Left and Economic Reforms in Latin America (Oxford University Press, 2012) and editor of the volume The...

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    2018 Sep 27

    Arts & Sciences Workshop: The Dictator Novel: Writers and Politics in the Global South

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Speaker: Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra, Caroline D. Eckhardt Early Career Professor of Comparative Literature and Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at Penn State

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

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    2018 Sep 27

    Political Appointments in Brazil

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Felix Lopez, Researcher, Institute of Applied Economic Research (Ipea)

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

    The lecture presents general results from different research questions about political appointments -- the appointee’s yearly turnover and survival, the role of the President and the role of the political parties in filling the top-level positions -- and connects these results with a discussion about the prospects for a more efficient...

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    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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