Events

    2017 Nov 01

    Día de los Muertos: Peabody Museum Open House and Evening Celebration

    4:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

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

    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 a presentation by Harvard Professor Davíd Carrasco as part of this festive evening of music and community.

    Free and open to the public. Reservations required. R

    eservation includes museum entrance Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto and access to a special presentation by Harvard Professor Davíd Carrasco. Learn more about the Day of the Dead altar in the Encounters with the Americas gallery...

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    2017 Oct 31

    CGIS Halloween

    3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS North/ Knafel Building (Cafe/Concourse)

    cgis_halloweenBubble tea! Churros! Empanadas! The CGIS departments and international centers invite you to Trick or Treat around the world! Every center will be giving away snacks and candy! Stop by to learn more about student programs and funding for international travel or research.

    Presented in collaboration with the Harvard University Asia...

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    2017 Oct 30

    Harvard-Brazil Dialogues: The Impact of Robots and Artificial Intelligence on Emerging Economies

    5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Corrientes 348 Restaurant - Av. Infante Dom Henrique, s/n - Marina da Glória, Rio de Janeiro - RJ

    Speaker: Richard Freeman

    In a May-June 2016 Harvard Magazine article, Who Owns the Robots Rules the World, Professor Richard Freeman states "we should worry less about the potential displacement of human labor by robots than about how to share fairly across society the prosperity that the robots produce." How might governments and private firms ensure that technological advances lead to prosperity throughout society? What ideas should leaders of emerging economies think to consider? 

    We hope you will join us for a small, informal...

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    2017 Oct 27

    Harvard Law School and "The Oldest Colony in the World": An Unsettled Century of US-Puerto Rico Relations

    9:00am to 10:30am

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School

    Speakers: Andrew Crespo '08, Assistant Professor Law, Harvard Law School; Rafael Cox Alomar '04, Assistant Professor of Law University of the District of Columbia; David A. Clarke, School of Law; Christopher Landau '89, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Andrés W. López '95, President The Law Offices of Andrés W. López; Pedro Reina-Pérez, Professor, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras “The oldest colony in the world.”

    That was the name José Trías Monge ’44 gave to his home the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico where he served as attorney general and chief...

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    2017 Oct 26

    Book Launch: Telenovelas in Pan-Latino Context

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Villa Victoria La Galeria, 85 West Newton Street, Boston

    June Carolyn Erlick, Publications director, DRCLAS will launch her new book “Telenovelas in Pan-Latino Context.” Boris Muñoz, Op-ed editor of the New York Times en español and Marcela García, Editorial writer for the Boston Globe will participate in a round-table discussion with Erlick about the social meaning of telenovelas.

    Reception will follow. Books will be for sale. See: http://www.ibaboston.org/blog/event/telenovelas-in-pan-...

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    2017 Oct 26

    The New Era of Epidemics: Surveillance Response Impacts and Challenges

    1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Bray Room, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue, Louis Pasteur, Boston

    Speakers: Marcia Castro, Associate Professor of Demography, Department of Population and Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health ; Celina M. Turchi, Researcher, Fundaçāo; Olswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) C. ; Jessica Metcalf, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs, Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University; Anne Rimoi, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology School of Public Health, University of California at Los Angeles; Pardis Sabeti, Professor of...

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    2017 Oct 25

    The Future of Cities

    3:30pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Askwith Lecture Room, Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge

    Please join President Drew Faust and a panel of experts in a conversation about the future of cities.

    Moderator: John Macomber, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School

    Panelists: Diane Davis, Chair Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design; John Fernandez, Professor, MIT; Urban Metabolism Group, African Urban Metabolism Network; Christian Irmisch, Principal, Siemens AG Mobility Division; Stefan Knupfer, Senior Partner ,McKinsey & Compan, Leader Sustainability Resource...

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    2017 Oct 24

    Democratic Innovations and Citizen Participation in Latin America

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Thamy Pogrebinschi,  Democracy Visiting Fellow Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation,  Harvard Kennedy School 

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    While Latin America consistently scores badly in most assessments of democracy it has been celebrated by many as a laboratory of citizen...

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    2017 Oct 19

    Concert: Ancestral Memories

    8:00pm

    Location: 

    Oberon Theater, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge

    Ancestral Memories

    With grant support from the French-American Jazz Exchange Program, Cuban-American saxophonist/percussionist/composer Yosvany Terry and French pianist Baptiste Trotignon present a unique and exciting program inspired by the rich and diverse musical traditions that emerged from...

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    2017 Oct 19

    Understanding Puerto Rico’s Past & Present Relationship to the United States

    5:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    79 John F. Kennedy Street, Littauer L-324 Fainsod Room, Cambridge

    Speaker: Pedro Reina Pérez, Director of the Harvard Puerto Rico Institute; Former Wilbur Marvin Visiting Scholar at DRCLAS

    Pedro Reina Pérez is an award-winning historian and journalist specializing in contemporary Spanish Caribbean history and is the director of the...

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    2017 Oct 17

    The Border Wall: Life and Injury on the Frontlines

    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    Peabody Museum, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

    Speaker: Ieva Jusionyte, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Social Studies, Department of Anthropology and Committee on Degrees in Social Studies; Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

    The idea of building a wall on the U.S./Mexico border serves as a potent symbol across the political spectrum—a means of assuaging social and economic anxieties by placing them onto a remote frontier. Ieva Jusionyte will consider how an anthropological analysis of the state borders and security can help people understand the...

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    2017 Oct 12

    Brazil Between Reality and Fiction: Macunaíma and the Cultural Heritage of the Anthropophagy Movement

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Sonia Netto Salomão, Professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Language and Literature, Sapienza University of Rome

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

    The lecture illustrates the synthesis of foreign visions of Brazil and their influence on the Brazilian construction of identity best summarized in Macunaíma the novel which is a specific example of the coming together of literature history and theory. Sonia Netto Salomão has been a Full...

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    2017 Oct 10

    Living in Fear: The Dynamics of Criminal Extortion in Mexico's Drug War

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Beatriz Magaloni, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science; Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

    2017 Oct 10

    Seminario “Enfoques Ecológicos Para La Planificación Territorial”

    11:00am to 1:10pm

    Location: 

    Pontificia Universidad Católica, Campus Lo Contador, Santiago, Chile

     

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    La instancia, se dividirá en cuatro bloques donde se expondrán proyectos e investigaciones relacionadas con la planificación territorial, enfocada en una aproximación sustentable, ecológica, del espacio periurbano y de las áreas verdes.

    El...

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