Events

    La Batea

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Speakers:

    Since the late 1980s, Stephen Ferry has traveled to dozens of countries, covering social and political change, human rights,...

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    The 2018 Elections in Brazil

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Brazil Studies, Faculty Co-chair of the Harvard Brazil Studies Program; Fernando Bizzarro, Graduate Student Affiliate, PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University

    Moderator: Steve Levitsky,  Professor of Government at Harvard University.  

    After experiencing the world's largest corruption scandal and the country's worst economic crisis, Brazilians voted in what many have called "the most important elections since...

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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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    Conversations on Journalism & Mexico

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    The New England Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists presents: Conversations on Journalism & Mexico

    Featuring: Alfredo Corchado, Marcela Turati, & Maria Garcia

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    Journalism and Mexico

    Panel: "Challenges to Democracy in Big Middle Income Countries: Brazil, India, South Africa"

    4:30pm to 6:15pm

    Location: 

    Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street, Lower Level Conference Room

    Speakers: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University; Tariq Thachil, Associate Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University; Evan Lieberman, Total Professor of Political Science and Contemporary Africa, MIT

    Over the last decade, developments in Russia, Turkey, Hungary, Poland, Thailand, Venezuela and elsewhere have raised concerns about a global democratic recession. Although the number of democracies in the world has remained stable, the crisis of Western liberal democracies and the rise of...

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    Student Info Session: DRCLAS January Programs

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Interested in spending January in Latin America? Come to the DRCLAS Info Session to learn how you can get involved in the region over casual refreshments. Gain internship experience, study, or participate in experiential learning through immersive programs offered this January.

    Info Session will cover details about the following programs:

    • Healthcare and Education in Rural Chile

    • Winternships in Mexico City

    • Puerto Rico Winter Institute

    • ...
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    The Necessity of Fiction in Today's Brazil

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Beatriz Bracher, writer

    Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

    In 2018, Brazil finds itself torn to pieces, and inundated by the deafening roar of militancies and their drones. Under these conditions, it is necessary to reconstruct and protect a space for silence and doubt. A space where certainties might be betrayed: fiction.

    Beatriz Bracher (São Paulo, 1961), graduated in Literature and Writing, was the editor of the...

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    Changing Course? Understanding Mexico's 2018 Election

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Gustavo Flores Macías, Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University

    Moderators: Steve Levitsky, Professor of Government and Fran Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government

    Gustavo A. Flores-Macías is Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University and the 2017-18 Democracy and Development Fellow at Princeton University. He is the author of After Neoliberalism? The Left and Economic Reforms in Latin America (Oxford University Press, 2012) and editor of the volume The...

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    Arts & Sciences Workshop: The Dictator Novel: Writers and Politics in the Global South

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Speaker: Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra, Caroline D. Eckhardt Early Career Professor of Comparative Literature and Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at Penn State

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

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    Political Appointments in Brazil

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Felix Lopez, Researcher, Institute of Applied Economic Research (Ipea)

    Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

    The lecture presents general results from different research questions about political appointments -- the appointee’s yearly turnover and survival, the role of the President and the role of the political parties in filling the top-level positions -- and connects these results with a discussion about the prospects for a more efficient...

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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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    Colombia's 2018 Elections: Implications for the Peace Process and Criminal Dynamics

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Angelica Duran-Martinez, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

    Angélica Durán-Martínez is an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. She obtained a Ph.D. in Political Science at Brown University, a B.A. from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and an M.A. from New York University. She is the author of “The Politics of Drug Violence: Criminals, Cops, and Politicians in Colombia and Mexico” (Oxford University Press, 2018). Her...

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    Inaugural Latinx Convocation

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Memorial Church

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    The Latinx community is excited to announce its first ever Harvard College Latinx Convocation on Sept. 23rd at 4pm in Memorial Church. The event is a ceremony celebrating Latinx achievement at Harvard, while welcoming Latinx-identifying freshmen to campus. We hope for this event to help instill a sense of community and belonging in these new...

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    Ash Community Speaker Series: What to Watch for in Brazil's Upcoming Election Date

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Suite 200N

    Join Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor for Brazil Studies at Harvard Kennedy School; Mariana Batista, Assistant Professor at the Federal University of Pernambuco in the Department of Political Science; and Fernando Bizzarro, Graduate Student at Harvard University, Government Department; for a discussion about the upcoming October elections in Brazil. 

    Lunch will be served. 

    The Ash Community Speaker Series features discussions with students,...

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    Roberto Burle Marx, Landscape and Chromatic Relationships

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Gareth Doherty, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Director of the Master in Landscape Architecture Program, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

    Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

    "It is not sufficient to plan for appropriate green areas; it is necessary to understand them in relation to the urban landscape." —Roberto Burle Marx

    Gareth Doherty is Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at...

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    Human Rights and Transformative Constitutionalism in Latin America: The Impact of the Inter-American System

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Flávia Piovesan, Professor of Constitutional Law and Human Rights, Catholic University of São Paulo

    Latin America is characterized by high levels of exclusion and violence, in addition to democracies that are still in a consolidation phase. In this context, the Inter-American System can contribute to establishing human rights standards, offsetting national deficits and fostering a new power dynamic among social actors. It can play a transformative role in strengthening human rights, democracy and the rule of law in the region. The...

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