Events

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

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

    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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    Anti-Corruption Efforts and the International Circulation of Ideas

    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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    Frontiers of Clientelism: Linking the Micro and the Macro

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Panels will discuss: Clientelism, Linkages and Party Organization, Political Competition, Linkage Strategies, Political Economy

    Please note: this event is by invitation only. Please contact Horacio Larreguy (hlarreguy@fas.harvard.edu) if interested.

    Presented in collaboration with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

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    Arts and Science Workshop Series: The Archive of the Iberian Slave Trade: Death, Value and Historical Ethics

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Speaker: Anna More, Professor, Universidade de Brasília

    Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

    The sixteenth- and seventeenth-century slave trade was predominantly Iberian, with the Portuguese controlling much of...

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    Including the Periphery: Expanding the Public Sphere through São Paulo's Literature Periférica

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Carter Topic ImageSpeaker: Kacey Carter, PhD Candidate, Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

    Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government at Harvard University and the Faculty Chair of the Brazil Studies Program

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    The Other Side of Violence: Marielle Franco and the Struggle for Brazilian Democracy

    Location: 

    Basement Seminar Room, Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge

    SpeakersMariana Cavalcanti, Urban Anthropologist and Professor in the Institute of Social and Political Studies at the State University of Rio de Janeiro; Geri Augusto, Gerard Visiting Associate Professor of International & Public Affairs and Africana Studies and Watson Institute Faculty Fellow at Brown University

    In 2016, Marielle Franco was...

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    Political Power, Elite Control, and Long-Run Development: Evidence from Brazil

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Monica Martinez-Bravo, Associate Professor at CEMFI; Associate Visiting Professor MIT

    Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government at Harvard University and the Faculty Chair of the Brazil Studies Program

    This paper studies the effects of local political concentration on long-run economic development in Brazil. Contrary to what is observed in...

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