Events

    Central America and the Caribbean Film Series presents: Puerto Rico: Trouble in Paradise

    5:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Trouble in Paradise: Puerto Rico After Maria

    A look at 21st century Puerto Rico, especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and the preexisting crisis. Conversation about the status quo and communities standing up when faced with social abandonment.


    Presented in collaboration with Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion (IBA), Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico School of Law, Consulado General de México en Boston, Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF) and The Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard

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    Panel Discussion: Central American Migration and Cultural Exchanges

    5:30pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    The proposed panel discussion is part of the supporting programing for the exhibition Arquitectura del vaivén: Diasporic Building(s) in Central America’s Northern Triangle, organized by DRCLAS Arts and the Central America and the Caribbean’s programs during the academic year 2018-2019, and curated by Gabriela Poma, Harvard University Doctoral student in Romance Languages and Literatures. The panel responds to interest in the study of...

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    Central America & the Caribbean Film Series: Cárcel de árboles / Prison of Trees (Guatemala, 2015)

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Carcel ImageA film by Guillermo Escalón y Rodrigo Rey Rosa

    Chained and tortured, dozens of youths from the United States and from prominent Guatemalan families were held captive in the depths of the Guatemalan jungle in the 1970s and 1980s. With the complicity of the military high command that governed Guatemala at the time...

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    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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