Events

    2021 Sep 15

    Imagining Collective Futures in the Amazon

    12:00pm to 1:15pm


    This event is virtual and will be held in English and Portuguese with simultaneous translation to both languages. To register, click here.

    The extraction of natural resources in the Amazon only continues to increase, resulting in a record number of land-related conflicts, deforestation, and murders of environmental defenders, disproportionately affecting Indigenous and peasant populations....

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    2021 Sep 14

    Prospects for Post-COVID Economic Recovery in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    For a recording of this event, please click here.

    The economic toll of the Covid crisis on Latin America has been catastrophic. According to The Economist, whereas global GDP contracted by 3% last year, that of Latin America and the Caribbean fell on average by 7%, the worst of any region tracked by the IMF. Lengthy lockdowns have contributed to the exacerbation of poverty and inequality, and school closures...

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    2021 Jul 26

    The Pandemic is Not Only a Viral Event

    Repeats every day until Tue Jul 27 2021 .
    8:00am to 4:00pm

    8:00am to 4:00pm


    This event is virtual, to view click here.

    In the field of health practices enlivened by the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic, the emergence of variants of the SarsCov-2 virus, the lack of sufficient vaccines and the uncontrolled infection in Brazil, the response to the pandemic has depended on the participation and production of researchers from various areas and the involvement of community leaders in the social response. The objective of this international seminar, the...

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    2021 Apr 30

    ALARI Seminar Series with Danielle Boaz and Umi Vaughan: "Making/Erasing Africana Religions: Brazil at the Crossroads of Heritage and Intolerance"

    12:00pm to 1:30pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speakers: Danielle N. Boaz, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Stuart Hall Fellow, Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research at Harvard University (2019-2020); Umi Vaughan, Scholar and Artist

    Many Candomblé communities in Brazil trace...

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    2021 Apr 26

    Iris Kantor, University of São Paulo “Portuguese Transatlantic Slave Trade and the History of Cartography”

    6:00pm to 8:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speaker: Iris Kantor, Professor, University of São Paulo

    Join us for a talk on modern cartography and its ties to slavetrade with Prof Íris Kantor, University of São Paulo.

    Presented in collaboration with the Department of...

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    2021 Apr 07

    Popular Participation and the Making of Brazil's 1988 Constitution

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is virtual. To view the recording, click here

    Speaker: Dan McDonald, Postdoctoral Fellow, Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University; Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative Research Fellow
    Discussant: Victoria Langland, Associate Professor, University of Michigan
    Moderator: Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History and of African and African American Studies,...

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    2021 Apr 06

    Race and Politics in 21st Century Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. To view the recording, click here

    Speakers: Marcus Johnson, Assistant Professor of Political Science, CUNY Baruch College; Natalia Salgado Bueno, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Emory University; David de Micheli, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Ethnic Studies, University of Utah
    Discussant: Danilo Contreras,...

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    2021 Apr 01

    Race, Representation, and Agassiz’s Brazilian Fantasy

    4:00pm to 5:30pm


    This event is virtual and will be held in Portuguese with simultaneous English translation. To register, click here.

    Speakers: Sandra Benites (Guaraní Ñandeva), Adjunct Curator of Brazilian Art, Museum of Art of São Paulo; Anita Ekman, Visual and Performance Artist; Christoph Irmscher, Director, Wells Scholars Program, Provost Professor, Department of English, Indiana University;...

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    2021 Mar 10

    Machine [Gun] Politics: Why Politicians Cooperate with Criminal Groups

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

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    Speaker: Jessie Bullock, PhD Candidate in Government, Harvard University
    Discussants: Ignacio Cano, Professor of Sociology, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro; Ben Lessing, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago
    Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard...

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    2021 Mar 05

    Innovation in Emerging Markets Asia and Latam

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

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    Speakers: Lourdes Casanova Senior Lecturer and Emerging Markets Institute Gail and Rob Cañizares Director, S.C. Johnson School of Management, Cornell University and Editor of the book From Copycat to Leaders: Innovation from Emerging Markets; Veneta Andonova Dean of Universidad de los Andes School of Management; Moacir Oliveira, Full Professor and Head of the...

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    2021 Mar 03

    The Right to Your Duties: Interpersonal Responsibilities in Riverside Amazonia

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

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    Speaker: Vinicius Furuie, Environmental Fellow, Harvard University Center for the Environment
    Discussants: Mauro Almeida, Professor of Anthropology, UNICAMP; Natalie Unterstell, Director, Talanoa Think Tank
    Moderator: Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and African and African American...

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    2021 Mar 02

    The Return of the Military?

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    For a recording of this event, click here.

    Speakers: Wendy Hunter, Professor of Government, UT-Austin; Diego Vega, PhD Candidate in Government, UT-Austin; John Polga-Hecimovich, Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics, U.S. Naval Academy; Kristina Mani, Associate Professor of Politics, Oberlin College and Conservatory; David Pion-Berlin, Professor of Political Science, University...

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    2021 Feb 26

    Democratic Resilience Against Political Violence: A Conversation with Congresswoman Talíria Petrone

    4:00pm to 5:15pm


    4:00pm ET / 18h Horário de Brasília

    Portuguese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okr72hJM-d8

    English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt-POLjcNJA&t=2750s

    Speaker: Talíria Petrone, Brazilian Congresswoman
    Moderated by: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, DRCLAS

    Brazil has been in a state of political turmoil since 2013. Mass protest, a dubiously democratic presidential impeachment, highly politicized anti-corruption investigations, the renewed...

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    2021 Feb 25

    Democratic Backsliding and International Relations in the Americas

    3:30pm to 4:45pm


    For a recording of this event, click here.

    Speakers: Celso Amorim, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defense, Brazil; Susana Malcorra, Dean, IE School of Global and Public Affairs and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Argentina; Ambassador Thomas Shannon, Senior Fellow, Future of Diplomacy Project, Harvard Kennedy School and Former U.S. Under Secretary of State
    Moderated by:...

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    2021 Feb 24

    Affirmative Action in Graduate Studies in Brazil: Possibilities and Challenges

    12:00pm to 1:20pm

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    Speaker: Anna Carolina Venturini, Postdoctoral Fellow - IPP-CEBRAP
    Moderator:  Jennifer Hochschild, Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government and Professor of African and African American Studies, FAS
    Discussants: Cristiano dos Santos Rodrigues, Professor of Political Science, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG);...

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    2021 Feb 23

    Latin America’s Energy Transition: Wind and Solar Power in Brazil

    12:00pm to 1:20pm

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    Speaker: Kathryn Hochstetler, Professor of International Development, London School of Economics
    Discussants: Alicia Cooperman, Assistant Professor in Political Science, Texas A&M University; Eduardo Viola, Professor of International Relations, University of Brasilia
    Moderated by: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann...

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