Events

    2019 Feb 05

    Justice Beyond the Final Verdict: The Sepur Zarco case and the aftermath of court-ordered reparations in transitional justice cases in Guatemala

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Irma Velasquez Nimatuj HeadshotSpeaker: Irma Velásquez Nimatuj,Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies, Brown University

    Moderator:  Steven Levitsky, Professor of...

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    2018 Nov 26

    Harvard Puerto Rican Student Association Event: "Beyond María: What's Next?"

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Smith Campus Center, Mt. Auburn Room (2nd floor) building 1350 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

    This will be an open forum discussion to address the following topics:

    • health after natural disasters

    • infrastructure

    • public health concerns

    • risk modeling among others

    2018 Nov 20

    Crisis en Nicaragua: Causas y siguientes pasos

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Edmundo Jarquín

    Edmundo Jarquín graduated with a law degree and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Chile. In Nicaragua he taught at the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) and was one of the founders of UDEL, the democratic opposition movement led by Pedro Joaquín Chamorro against the Somoza dictatorship. He served in the FSLN government as Minister of External Cooperation (1981-84) as well as ambassador to Mexico (1984-88) and later Spain (1988-1990). He was a member of the Nicaraguan National Assembly (1990-1992)...

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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 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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    2018 Apr 30

    Nicaragua's April Uprising: Understanding the Protests and Repression

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers:  Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government; Cristiana Chamorro, Director, Fundación Violeta Barrios de Chamorro; Mateo Jarquin, PhD candidate, Department of History; Kai Thaler, PhD Candidate, Department of Government

    2018 Apr 24

    Puerto Rico: An Exclave in Decline

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Hiram Ramirez-Rangel, Divisional Executive Vice-President and Co-Branch Manager of AXA Advisors, LLC, Puerto Rico

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government at Harvard University

    Puerto Rico’s current financial and economic crisis is examined firstly by examining the geopolitical dynamics that once sustained its role as an American exclave, and which gradually changed, giving way to a period of decline in strategic importance. As its importance as exclave began to decline,...

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    2018 Apr 02

    The Borders of Dominicanidad: Race, Nation, and Archives of Contradiction

    4:30pm

    Location: 

    2 Arrow Street, Room 408, Cambridge

    Speaker: Lorgia García-Peña, Roy G. Clouse Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of History and Literature at Harvard University

    Please join us for a celebratory talk and book panel with Lorgia García-Peña, Roy G. Clouse Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of History and Literature at Harvard University. Professor García-Peña will read from and discuss her most recent book, ...

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    2018 Mar 27

    The Political Crisis in Honduras: Implications for Democracy and U.S. Policy

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Michael Shifter, President, Inter-American Dialogue

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government at Harvard University

    By any standard, the 2017 presidential election in Honduras was a major setback for democracy. President Juan Orlando Hernández’s decision to run for reelection was fraught with constitutional problems. The electoral authorities mysteriously stopped counting votes when the opposition candidate was ahead. When counting resumed, Hernández was somehow in the lead. Calls from the Secretary...

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    2018 Jan 30

    From Sandinismo to Orteguismo: the new-look FSLN and authoritarian regression in Nicaragua

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Speaker: Mateo Jarquín, PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

    Today most historic Sandinista leaders oppose current president Daniel Ortega. This talk shows how a much-...

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    2017 Nov 28

    El Salvador's Total Abortion Ban: Causes and Consequences

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Jocelyn Viterna, Professor of Sociology and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Harvard University

    Jocelyn Viterna is Professor of Sociology and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Harvard University. Her current research investigates the recent reversal of abortion rights in Latin America.

     

    2017 Nov 09

    The Encounter of Knowledges: Challenges and Opportunities for the Social Sciences and Threats for social researchers

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Merkert Chemistry Center, Room 130 | Boston College, 2601-2609 Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill, MA

    Speaker: Rosa Macz, Q'eqchi Maya legal researcher at AVANCSO in Guatemala

    Macz has worked extensively in the Alta Verapaz region of Guatemala, which has seen heightened tensions between indigenous groups and extractive industries, and is co-author of the recently published Despojos y resistencias: Una Mirada de la Región Extractiva Norte desde Tezulutulán-Verapaz [Dispossesion and resistance: An examination of the Northern Extractive Region in Tezulutulán-Verapaz].

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    2017 Nov 06

    We got this? Mutual aid in post-Hurricane Puerto Rico

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Barker Center 114

    Please join us for a discussion with Luis Othoniel Rosa, Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska. Professor Rosa studied at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras and holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University. He authored Comienzos para una estétia anarquista: Borges con Macedonio in 2016. Earlier this year he published his latest novel Caja de fractales a futurist novel set in a post-capitalist Puerto Rico. Before Hurricane María Puerto Rico was hit with brutal austerity measures and an un-...

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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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