Events

    2018 Sep 14

    Cuba Studies Program: Radio Wars Not Cold Wars: Political Dissidence and Transnational Clandestine Broadcasting

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Alejandra Bronfman, Associate Professor in the Department of Latin American, Caribbean and US Latino Studies, at the University at Albany-SUNY

    Moderator: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics
    Professor of African and African American Studies and of History 
    Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University

    Cuba was a center of the Caribbean “radio wars” of the...

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    2018 Sep 13

    Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Power-Sharing, Presidential Style: Brazilian Coalition Politics in Comparative Perspective

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Mariana Batista, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Federal University of Pernambuco; Visiting Fellow, Harvard University

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

    How presidents coalesce in multiparty systems? This talk explores the role of issue salience in presidential power-sharing strategies, showing how they keep control over policy while coalition partners get control over particularistic expenditures.

    Mariana Batista...

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    2018 Sep 13

    Student Info Session: Mentoring and Langauge Acquisition in Brazil (MLAB)

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Join us at the Mentoring and Language Acquisition in Brazil (MLAB) program information session and learn about this year-long mentoring program for Harvard students. The program connects Harvard mentors with high-potential Brazilian high school students to help them improve their English proficiency, while inspiring them to apply for college prep programs in Brazil and to top universities in the U.S. 

    MLAB includes an in-person component in São Paulo, Brazil, in January 2019....

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    2018 Sep 11

    Student Info Session: Mexico January Winternship Programs

    1:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Spend January in Mexico! Please come to the Mexico Winternship info session to learn how you could spend J-term in a pre-professional experience. The Winternships program enables you to build your resume, explore the culture and histories of Mexico and Mexico City, improve your Spanish, and enjoy the "Vitamin T" diet (tamales, tacos, tortas). 

    The info session will review:

    • Program Overview

    • Internship Offerings

    • Application Details

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    2018 Sep 11

    Tuesday Seminar Series: Republican Shields in Times of Executive Excesses: Revisiting the Uruguayan Collegial Governments (1952-1966)

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: David Altman, Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Luksic Visiting Scholar

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

    How do you limit the temptations and excesses of government chief executives in a democratic context? Theoretically, systems in which multiple people share executive power –collegial executives – might be one way to prevent abuses of power by leaders who concentrate authority...

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    2018 Sep 10

    Student Welcome Event

    4:30pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050 and Concourse Level, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Are you a Harvard student? Interested in or curious about Latin America?

    Please join us for a brief info session & fun social gathering to kick off the academic year. We'll have information about funding, January programs, study abroad, summer programs, the Certificate in Latin American Studies, internships, & more!
    Drinks & snacks provided. 

    See more about our student opportunities here.

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    2018 Sep 06

    2018 Welcome and Welcome Back

    5:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Welcome and Welcome Back 2018

    Junte-se a toda a comunidade brasileira de Harvard – incluindo alunos, pesquisadores e professores – na nossa confraternização de boas-vindas! Este encontro informal será uma ótima oportunidade para nos aproximarmos e integrarmos nossos...

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    2018 Sep 05

    Student Info Session: Healthcare and Education in Rural Chile January Program

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Spend this January in Chile! Volunteer in rural communities alongside Chilean university students in holistic medicine, dentistry, education, agriculture, veterinary care, and construction. Build friendships, enhance your Spanish skills, and expierence Temuco and Santiago, Chile.

    The DRCLAS Regional Office will host students in the annual Healthcare and Education in Rural Chile Program between January 5 - 21, 2019. To learn more about this opportunity, come to our information session:

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    2018 May 18

    Lown Scholars Program: Seminar with Dr. Paulo Lotufo : Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil)

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard School of Public Health, Building 1, 12th floor, Room 1208, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston

    Speaker: Dr. Paulo Lotufo, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Clinical and Epidemiologic Research at the University of São Paulo and a Lown Scholar at HSPH 

    ELSA-Brasil study's analyses of noncommunicable diseases in a racially admixed population, covering racial distribution of nutritional pattern, cardiometabolic profile, renal dysfunction, mental health disorders, and less-studied conditions.

    2018 May 09

    Male Trafficking in the Illegal Mining Camps of the Peruvian Amazon

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Dolores Cortés

    “The increasing demand for gold worldwide has become intertwined with illicit financial flows and criminal behavior”, (Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, 2016).

    The hike in the international price of this metal has allowed for the emergence of new economies of gold in some developing rich-mineral countries. Gold extraction has spread “at the margins of the State” often in a chaotic manner causing devastating environmental and social harm. Such is the case of Peru, the largest...

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    2018 Apr 30

    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

    2018 Apr 27

    Afrodescendants in Brazil: Talk by Jurema Werneck, Executive Director of Amnesty International Brazil

    5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Sever Hall 113

    Join us in a conversation with Jurema Werneck, Executive Director of Amnesty International Brazil who will be discussing human rights and Afrodescendants under critical attack in Brazil and the current responses from institutions and civil society.

    The event is free and open to public. First-come, first-served. The event will also be livestreamed at goo.gl/bhHPHR.

    Presented in collaboration with the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Inter-American...

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    2018 Apr 27

    Portuguese Language Tables

    3:00pm to 4:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Practice your Portuguese and discuss Brazil and other Portuguese-speaking countries and cultures at this informal roundtable. Everyone is welcome!

    2018 Apr 25

    Book Presentation: The Cuban Revolution as Gospel: Jose Angel Toirac and Robert Glück present "Parables"

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    The Communist Party in Cuba purveyed images of Fidel Castro that borrowed from Christian iconography in order to “sell” Fidel. Cuban artist José Angel Toirac and Bay Area writer Robert Glück present their recent collaboration, the artist book Parables. Parables gathers photos from magazines and newspapers like Granma, the mouthpiece of the Communist Party. It repurposes the Cuban Revolution as a Gospel, a new religion with a new scripture. Fidel performs the life of Christ, from his childhood in Nazareth to his ascension into Heaven. Toirac and Glück will...

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    2018 Apr 24

    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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