Events

    2021 Apr 07

    Popular Participation and the Making of Brazil's 1988 Constitution

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is virtual, to register 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...

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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 register, 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, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College...

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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 Apr 01

    Religion and Spirituality: ReVista Launch

    1:00pm to 2:30pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speakers: Fernanda Abreu, Brazilian filmmaker; Marjorie Agosín, Wellesley College; Ruth Behar, University of Michigan; Ana María Bidegain, Florida International University; Octavio Carrasco, historian of religion; Jessica Christie, East Carolina University; Juliana Cohen, Harvard University; Evgenia Fotiou, Kent State University; Rachelle...

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    2021 Mar 31

    Walkout Film Screening and Panel Discussion

    6:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here

    Join us for a film screening and panel discussion about the historic 1968 East LA Walkouts by Latinx/Chicanx students in the Los Angeles Unified School District and their enduring impact on educational equity for Latinx youth. View the "Walkout" film asynchronously (access details provided upon registration), and then join us for a panel discussion about...

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    2021 Mar 30

    Proyección y discusión del documental "La Paz" de Tomás Pinzón

    5:00pm to 6:30pm


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

    Speakers: Tomás Pinzón, Director documental La Paz; Andrés Moya, Profesor Asociado de la Facultad de Economía de la Universidad de los Andes, DRCLAS Visiting Scholar 2020-2021
    Moderated by: Robin Adèle Greeley, Profesora de Historia del Arte de la Universidad de...

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    2021 Mar 26

    Book presentation Cuban Memory Wars: Retrospective Politics in Revolution and Exile

    12:00pm to 2:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speaker: Michael J. Bustamante, Assistant Professor of History at Florida International University
    Discussant: María de Los Angeles Torres, Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois in Chicago
    Moderated by: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of...

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    2021 Mar 25

    Toward a Venezuelan Transition? Escaping a Complex Humanitarian Emergency (Panel 2)

    11:00am to 12:30pm


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

    Speakers: Luis Almagro, General Secretary of the Organization of the American States (OAS); María Gabriela Ponce, Professor, and researcher of the Economic and Social Research Institute of the Catholic University “Andrés Bello”, Venezuela
    Moderated by...

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    2021 Mar 24

    ¡... a la calle! Art, Design, and Discourse in times of turmoil in Latin(x) America

    7:30pm to 9:00pm


    This event is virtual and will have simultaneous translation to both English and Spanish. To register click here.

    Speakers: Regina José Galindo, Performance Artist, Guatemala; Noemí Segarra Ramírez, Performance Artist, Puerto Rico; Ronald Rael, Architect, USA; eLight Lab, Audio-visual artists and designers, Chile
    Moderated by: Hansy Better Barraza,...

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    2021 Mar 24

    Food Security in the Americas: Race, Nutrition, and Obesity

    6:00pm to 7:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speakers: 

    Gerardo Otero, Simon Fraser University: “Neoliberal Diet and Inequality”

    Janett Barragán Miranda, American University: "Eating Proper and the Racialization of Mexican Food in the United States"

    Emily Yates-Doerr, Oregon State University and University of Amsterdam: “From BMI to...

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    2021 Mar 23

    La Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta: nuevos retos para su investigación y conservación

    5:00pm


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

    Speaker: Santiago Giraldo, PhD, Director Fundación ProSierra Nevada de Santa Marta y Global Heritage Fund Latinoamérica
    Moderated by: Dra. Sadie L. Weber, Arqueóloga ambiental, Laboratorio de Zooarqueología, Universidad de Harvard; Solsiré Cusicanqui,...

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    2021 Mar 23

    Mexico Under AMLO

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here. This event will be in English with simultaneous Spanish translation.

    Speakers: Mariano Sanchez Talanquer, Professor of Politics, Harvard Academy (2021),  El Colegio de México; Andreas Schedler, Professor of Political Science, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE); Viridiana Rios, Mexican scholar and analyst; Kenneth Greene, Associate Professor of Government, UT...

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    2021 Mar 19

    Constitutional Change and Social Demands: Can the Gap be Closed? / Cambio Constitucional y Demandas Sociales: ¿Se Puede Cerrar la Brecha?

    11:00am

    Academic Forum for the New Constitution in Chile / Foro Académico para la nueva Constitución en Chile
    This event is virtual and will be held in Spanish with simultaneous English translation. To register, click here.

    Speakers: DANIEL BRINKS, Professor of Government and of Law and Chair of the Government Department, University of Texas- Austin; ROSSANA CASTIGLIONI...

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    2021 Mar 18

    Toward a Venezuelan Transition? Escaping a Complex Humanitarian Emergency (Panel 1)

    11:00am to 12:30pm


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

    Speakers: Ricardo Hausmann, Director, Growth Lab; Rafik Hariri Professor of the Practice of International Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School;  Francisco Cox Vial, Lawyer and member of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the...

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    2021 Mar 15

    Book Launch: Natural Disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean

    12:00pm to 2:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Introduction by: Steven Levitsky, DRCLAS Faculty Director and Professor of Government at Harvard University
    Speakers: June Carolyn Erlick, book author and Editor-in-Chief of ReVista, the Harvard Review of Latin America; Alfredo Corchado, Dallas Morning News, former DRCLAS Visiting Fellow and Nieman Fellow ’09; Diane...

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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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