Events

    2019 Oct 08

    Fall 2019 Matos Lecture: El Códice Florentino y la creación del Nuevo Mundo

    8:00pm

    Location: 

    Auditorio Jaime Torres Bodet, Museo Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Av. Paseo de la Reforma s/n, Polanco Ciudad de México

    Speaker: Diana Magaloni, Deputy Director, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

    headshot of Diana MagaloniDiana Magaloni will present El Códice Florentino y la Creación del Nuevo Mundo (The Florentine Codex and the Creation of the New World) Tuesday, October 8th, at 7 p.m. local time (8 p.m. EST) at the Jaime...

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    2019 Oct 08

    Future Of Cities: Water

    3:30pm

    Location: 

    Askwith Lecture Hall, Longfellow Hall, Harvard Graduate School of Education; 13 Appian Way Cambridge, MA

    Opening Remarks by Sarah Whiting, Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Design

    Speakers:
    Loreta Castro Reguera, Professor, UNAM Mexico; Design Director, Taller Capital, Mexico; Visiting Scholar in Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design
    John Fernandez, Professor, MIT; Director, MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative; Director, Urban Metabolism Group
    Jim Matheson, Founder and principal, Flybridge Ventures; Chairman and CEO, Oasys Water; Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Harvard Business School
    Joyce Coffee Founder...

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    2019 Oct 08

    Population Pressures: Migration, Repression, and Agrarian Reform in Latin America

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Emily Sellars, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Yale University
    Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

    headshot of Emily SellarsDoes emigration undermine pressure for agrarian change? I examine how the...

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    2019 Oct 04

    Music Workshop / Síntesis: Una visión de la herencia musical afro-cubana

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    Library Theater in McKinlock Hall (Leverett House) 25 Mill Street, Cambridge MA 02138
    Image of Sintesis

    Síntesis is one of the emblematic ensembles of contemporary Cuban music, due to the richness, variety and conceptual structure of their sonic style. Sintesis music pioneered the fusion of Afro-Cuban musical traditions with contemporary jazz and rock in the late 1970s. They are among the most recognized and popular...

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    2019 Oct 03

    Sacred Groves & Secret Parks: Orisha Landscapes in Brazil and West Africa

    Repeats every day until Fri Oct 04 2019 .
    9:00am to 4:00pm

    9:00am to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall Gund 112 Stubbins

    The Sacred Groves and Secret Parks colloquium and exhibition will bring together insights on the materiality and spatiality of Afro-religious diasporic practices, decentering Western canons of knowledge and leading to new design possibilities for Brazilian and West African cities.

    Landscapes of orisha devotion are often manifested as sacred groves, where devotees cultivate orishas—deities, or energies of nature, in Yoruba tradition that enable all forms of life—using combinations of botanical manipulation, animal sacrifice, music, and dance. In the process, Afro-diasporic memories...

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    2019 Oct 01

    Democratic Deepening and Political Parties: The National Implementation of Binding Participatory Institutions

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Jared Abbott, PhD candidate, Department of Government
    Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

    Jared Abbott Why are local-level participatory institutions implemented nationally in some countries but...

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    2019 Sep 30

    Voting for Strongmen: Nationalist and Populist Leadership in Brazil and India

    4:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers:
    Rachel Brule, Assistant Professor of Global Development Policy, Boston University
    Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
    Patrick Heller, Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs, Brown University

    Around the world, numerous nations have witnessed a resurgence of strongman politics — and with it, many governments are bypassing democratic norms and embracing populist ideals. Focusing on President Bolsonaro of Brazil and Prime Minister Modi of India, the speakers on this panel will...

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    2019 Sep 27

    BLIFF: La Camarista (The Chambermaid)

    Repeats every day until Sat Sep 28 2019 .
    8:05pm

    8:05pm

    Location: 

    Bright Family Screening Room at the Emerson Paramount Center

    LA CAMARISTA (THE CHAMBERMAID)
    Narrative, 102 mins, Lila Avilés, Mexico, 2018

    Eve (Gabriela Cartol) works long hours as a maid at a luxurious hotel in Mexico City. A young, single mother who travels far to get to her place of work, Eve has aspirations for the future and hopes that her diligence will get her a coveted spot as the cleaner on an executive floor. She enrolls in the hotel's adult education program in her quest for a better life but quickly discovers that it's not necessarily the most hard-working who get noticed for advancement. Q&A with producer
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    2019 Sep 27

    BLIFF: Caballerango (Horse Wrangler)

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Bright Family Screening Room at the Emerson Paramount Center

    Caballerango (Horse Wrangler)
    Documentary, 61 mins, Juan Pablo González, Mexico, 2018
    A family reflects on a young man’s disappearance in a Mexican village under the watchful eyes of the horse who saw him last.
    • Official Selection, 2018 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
    • Official Selection, 2019 True/False Film Festival
    • Official Selection, 2019 Ambulante
    • Official Selection, 2019 Festival Internacional de Guadalajara (FICG)
    • Official Selection, 2019 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

    Trailer: https://youtu.be/2Yl2sJEzkyc...

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    2019 Sep 27

    The U.S. – Central America Immigration Crisis: How it started, why it continues, and what you can do to make a difference

    10:00am to 3:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Speakers
    Jocelyn Viterna, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
    Oscar Martinez, Award winning Salvadoran journalist and author of The Beast
    Elizabeth Oglesby, Associate Professor of Geography and Development, University of Arizona
    Ieva Jusionyte, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Social Studies, Harvard University
    Deborah Anker, Clinical Professor of Law; Founder and Director, Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic
    Sabrineh Ardalan, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law; Assistant Director, Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic
    ...

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    2019 Sep 19

    Anti-Corruption Efforts and the International Circulation of Ideas

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: Matthew C. Stephenson, Eli Goldston Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Fabio de Sa e Silva, Assistant Professor of International Studies and Wick Cary Professor of Brazilian Studies, University of Oklahoma
    Moderator: Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; Affiliated Professor in African and African American Studies; Affiliated Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

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    2019 Sep 17

    Student Info Session: Mexico Winternships

    4:30pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    How do you plan to spend J-term break? Come to the Mexico Winternship Info Session to learn how you could spend J-term building your resume, exploring a mega-city, improving your Spanish, and eating delicious food! Details below.

    Mexico Teo

    Program managers will be in-person to review the internships offered, funding, and all program detials. Past participants will come to...

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    2019 Sep 17

    Hybrid Regimes within Democracies: Argentina's Subnational Rentier States in Comparative Perspective

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Carlos Gervasoni, Associate Professor of Political Science, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
    Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

    Sitting PresidentBoth democratic and not-very-democratic (or...
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