Events

    2021 Oct 26

    Technocracy vs Politics

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

    Technocrats dominated policymaking across Latin America in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Now, in much of the region, including its largest democracies, voters and politicians on both the left and the right have challenged the role of technocrats in democratic governments. What explains technocrats’ declining legitimacy in many Latin American democracies?...

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    2021 Oct 22

    Conversatorio: Migraciones Haitianas Contemporáneas: Fronteras, detenciones y violencias raciales

    12:00pm to 2:00pm


    This event is virtual and will be held in Spanish. To register, click here.

    Speakers: Jean Eddy Saint, Professor of Sociology, former Founding Director of the CUNY Haitian Studies Institute; Elisa Ortega-Velázquez, Investigadora Titular, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas de la UNAM; Juan Arturo Gómez Tóbon,...

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    2021 Oct 21

    Student Info Session: DRCLAS Remote Winternship Program

    4:00pm to 5:30pm


    This event is virtual and will be held in Spanish. To register click here.

    Come learn about the DRCLAS Remote Winternship Program, taking place during January 2022. DRCLAS staff and former student interns will be present to share about the program and personal experiences.

    The Remote Winternship Program works to foster an international, professional enrichment experience,...

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    2021 Oct 21

    Ciudadanía Global: Aprendiendo a cambiar el mundo

    3:00pm

    4:00pm hora Chile
    This event is virtual and will be held in Spanish with simultaneous English translation. To register, click here.

    Quinta Conferencia internacional #AprendoEnCasa

    El Laboratorio de Aprendizaje #AprendoEnCasa es un espacio para conferencias y talleres guiados por destacados profesores de la Universidad de Harvard y expertos de la región, con herramientas para...

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    2021 Oct 20

    The Art of Making Day of the Dead Altars | El arte de hacer altares del Día de los Muertos

    6:00pm to 7:15pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speakers: Ofelia Esparza, Visual Artist and Altarista; Rosanna Esparza Ahrens, Graphic Designer and Altarista

    Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican tradition that seeks to commemorate and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have passed away. The creation of an altar is a key component of this...

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    2021 Oct 19

    Populism and the Courts in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

    Populist presidents have assaulted (or seriously threatened) judicial independence in much of Latin America in the early twenty-first century. What drives these attacks? How do courts resist them? And why have some judiciaries proven more resilient in the face of populist governments than others?

    Speakers: Julio Rios Figueroa, Associate...

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    2021 Oct 15

    Why Biodiversity Matters: Science and Society in Brazil

    3:00pm to 5:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Introduction and Moderation: Scott V. Edwards, Professor, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and Curator of Ornithology, Museum of Comparative Zoology

    Speakers: Naomi E. Pierce, Professor, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Curator of Lepidoptera, Museum of Comparative Zoology...

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    2021 Oct 15

    ALARI Seminar Series with Nohora Arrieta: Poéticas amargas: estéticas y políticas de la plantación de azúcar en Brasil y el Caribe (1990-2018)

    12:00pm to 2:00pm


    This event is virtual and will be held in Spanish.  This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speaker: Nohora Arrieta Fernandez, 2020-2021 ALARI Research Associate; PhD Candidate in Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies, Georgetown University; CLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion fellow (2020-2021)

    La plantación de azúcar ha sido una...

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    2021 Oct 13

    Language Endangerment And Language Vitality In The Brazilian Amazon: The Experience Of The Tuparí And Other Native Peoples Of The Rio Branco Indigenous Territory

    6:00pm to 7:30pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speaker: Adam Roth Singerman, Harvard University

    Adam Singerman received his PhD in Linguistics from the University of Chicago in 2018. His dissertation and subsequent research have focused on the grammar of Tuparí, an Indigenous language spoken by between 350 and 400 people in the Brazilian...

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    2021 Oct 13

    Mexico Seminar: Water, Violence, and Yaqui Rights: A Conversation with Mario Luna

    6:00pm to 7:30pm


    For a recording of this video, click here.

    Speaker: Mario Luna, Spokesman for Vícam, Sonora; Human and Indigenous Rights Defender for the Yaqui
    Moderated by: Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Professor of the History of Science and Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Harvard University

    Join Mario Luna, spokesman for the Yaqui of Vicam and water activist, as he talks about today's water and indigenous rights. Since the 19th...

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    2021 Oct 12

    Abortion Politics In Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    For a recording of this event, please click here.

    Argentina’s legalization of abortion on demand in 2020 was closely followed across Latin America. The role of religion in politics has changed dramatically in the region. On the one hand, societies gave grown more secular and the influence of the Catholic Church has waned; on the other hand, growing evangelical movements have given new life to social conservatism. How are the politics of abortion...

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    2021 Oct 08

    Why Biodiversity Matters: Discovering and Describing Novel Species in Brazil

    3:00pm to 4:30pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speakers: Gonzalo Giribet, Director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology and Curator of Invertebrate Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University; João Tonini, Postdoctoral Fellow, Organismic and Evolutionary...

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    2021 Oct 08

    Disruptions of Dignity: COVID-19 and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Latin America

    12:30pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Introduction: Alicia Ely Yamin, Senior Fellow in Global Health and Rights, The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School; Senior Advisor on Human Rights, Partners in Health
    Speakers: José Alfredo...

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    2021 Oct 06

    Democratic Innovation: The Role of Direct Democracy / Innovaciones democráticas: el rol de la democracia directa

    9:00am

    9:00 am EDT / 10:00 am Chile

    For a recording of this event, please click here.

    Welcoming Remarks: Steve Levitsky, Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS); Professor of Government, Harvard University; Co-author, How Democracies Die
    Keynote Speakers: David Altman, Professor of Political Science, Universidad Católica de Chile; DRCLAS Luksic Visiting Scholar; Author, ...

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    2021 Oct 05

    The Geography of State Power: Political Antagonism and Partisan Statebuilding in Colombia and Mexico

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Why do states develop more effective authority in some parts of their territory and domains of governance than in others? The Geography of State Power attributes contemporary variation in the state’s ability in Mexico and Colombia to perform such core functions as taxation, coercion, and public service provision within its borders to the historical lines of political conflict – religious in...

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    2021 Oct 05

    Disruptions to Educational Opportunity in Latin America: Primary and Secondary Education During Covid-19

    9:00am to 10:15am


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speakers: Cristián Bellei, Associate Researcher, Center for Advanced Research in Education, and Professor of Sociology, University of Chile; Sergio Cárdenas, Professor of Public Administration, CIDE; Antonio Madero-Fundación México en Harvard Visiting Scholar, DRCLAS, Harvard University; Claudia Costin,...

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