Events

    2019 Nov 19

    A new approach in peacebuilding: the role of the private sector in the reintegration of Colombia’s excombatants

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250

    Speaker: Juana García Duque, Associate Professor at the Business School, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia; Santo Domingo Visiting Scholar, DRCLAS
    Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

    The current Colombian context presents various challenges for peacebuilding, specifically regarding the reintegration and reincorporation of former combatants from illegal armed groups into civil society. The reintegration of ex-combatants implies a complex process that includes,...

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    2019 Nov 18

    A Congress Dissolved in Peru: Causes and Consequences

    6:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S020

    Speaker: Salvador del Solar, former Minister of Culture (2016-2017) and former Prime Minister of Peru (2019)
    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government

    On the afternoon of Sept. 30, 2019, Peru's President Martin Vizcarra dissolved congress amid political controversy and broad popular support. The outcome of a long confrontation between the two branches of government has transformed the Peruvian political landscape, and the future looks uncertain. This event will feature a talk by a key actor in this process, ex Prime...

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    2019 Nov 14

    Ghosts of Sheridan Circle: How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet’s Terror State to Justice

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216

    Speaker: Alan McPherson, Professor of History, Temple University

    Moderator: Kirsten Weld, Professor of History, Harvard University

    Historian Alan McPherson of Temple University will discuss his new book about the 1976 assassination of Chilean Orlando Letelier and U.S. citizen Ronni Moffitt, which took two decades to prosecute, transformed human rights, democracy, and counterterrorism in the United States and Chile, and helped end the Pinochet regime.

    Alan McPherson is Freaney Professor of History and...

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    2019 Nov 12

    Torture as a method of criminal prosecution: Democratization, Criminal Justice Reform, and the Mexican Drug War

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250

    Speaker: Beatriz Magaloni, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
    Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

    A criminal trial is likely the most signicant interaction a citizen will ever have with the state; its conduct and adherence to norms of fairness bear directly on the quality of government, extent of democratic consolidation, and human...

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    2019 Nov 07

    Public Health Crisis at the Border: The Mexican Perspective

    12:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S020

    The Trump Administration's new ‘remain in Mexico’ policy is causing an influx of migrants waiting on the Mexican side of the border. By the time they reach the border, many migrants are traumatized, have untreated chronic diseases and are in need of medical treatment. 

    In response to this dynamic situation, The Harvard Global Health Institute, The Woodrow Wilson Center, Boston College School of Social Work, The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, and Harvard University Mexican Association of Students, will...

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    2019 Nov 06

    On Brazilian Authoritarianism

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050

    Speaker: Lilia Moritz Schwarcz, Full Professor of Anthropology, the University of São Paulo (USP); Visiting Professor, Princeton University
    Moderator: Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, affiliated with Romance Languages and Literatures

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    2019 Nov 05

    Proyecto Pretextos En Rionegro, Antioquia, Colombia

    4:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Pre-Texts, a pedagogical protocol aimed at strengthening literacy skills, innovation, and citizenship, has reached a total of 1650 people since November 2018 in Rionegro and is a valuable example of a successful community cultural interventions. Five of the participants from the Subsecretary of Family Welfare in Rionegro will speak at Harvard on November 5th to discuss their reflections on the implementation of the Pre-Texts methodology in Rionegro.

    Presented in collaboration with Harvard Colombian Student Society and Cultural Agents Initiative

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    2019 Nov 01

    Arts and Science Workshop Series: Noite americana/de tu lado del mar: a Musical Translation

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216

    Speaker: Paloma Vidal, Writer, Associate Professor, Universidade Federal de São Paulo
    Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

    Paloma Vidal will present a performance in which poetry and music intersect: a poem by the Brazilian poet Marília Garcia, from her book Câmera Lenta (2017), will be translated into Spanish accompanied by a theme by the Argentinian musician Carlos Aguirre, from the album Calma (2017). The body that translates,...

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    2019 Nov 01

    Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue

    Each year, the Peabody celebrates the Day of the Dead with a family event and fiesta and a temporary altar that remains on display for the month of November.

    Originating with the Aztecs, the Mexican Day of the Dead is a unique blend of Mesoamerican and Christian rituals. The holiday, which is celebrated on November 1 from 4-8pm, All Saints’ Day, is dedicated to adults;...

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    2019 Oct 23

    Curating Architecture Across the Americas: Spaces of Contact MX-US

    4:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: 
    José Esparza Chong Cuy, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Storefront for Art and Architecture
    Ruth Estévez, Co-founder, Executive Director and Curator, LIGA and Senior Curator-at-Large, The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University
    Julieta González, Artistic Director, Museo Jumex
    Sarah Herda, Director, Graham Foundation
    Michelle Millar Fisher, Curator, Contemporary Decorative Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    Zoë Ryan, John H. Bryan Chair and...

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    2019 Oct 22

    A Tweeted History of the 2019 Argentine Election: It's not fake news if we believe the thread

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Ernesto Calvo, Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland-College Park
    Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

    Social networks are today the primary source of political content among the unsteadily informed voters of Latin America. Much of the content, produced and published by traditional news organizations, caters to communities of partisans who activate posts among their peers. In this presentation,...

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    2019 Oct 21

    Environmental and Climate Science Under Attack: What is Happening in the Amazon?

    11:00am

    Location: 

    Harvard University Center for the Environment, MCZ 440

    Speakers
    Tasso Azevedo, General Coordinator, SEEG Network and MapBiomas; Affiliated Scholar, Brazil Lab, Princeton University
    Beto Veríssimo, Co-founder, Imazon; Director, Amazon Center for Entrepreneurship; Affiliated Scholar, Brazil Lab, Princeton University
    Gina McCarthy, former U.S. EPA Administrator, Director, C-CHANGE (Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    Moderator: Daniel Schrag, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology; Professor of Environmental...

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    2019 Oct 17

    The Aftermath of Zika in Brazil

    1:00pm

    Location: 

    GHP 12th floor conference room (SPH-1, 1208), 655 Huntington Ave, Boston

    Speaker: Debora Diniz, CLACS Visiting Scholar, Brown University

    Aftermath of Zika in BrazilWhile media attention about Zika has all but disappeared, there are still new cases being identified in Brazil, as well as other countries in the region such as Cuba and Venezuela.  However,...

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    2019 Oct 16

    A PROVOCATION: Joyelle McSweeney, Urayoán Noel + Ronaldo V. Wilson

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Forum Room, Lamont Library, 11 Quincy Street

    Speakers: Joyelle McSweeney, author of TOXICON
    Urayoán Noel, author of BUZZING HEMISPHERE/RUMOR HEMISFÉRICO
    Ronald V. Wilson, author of POEMS OF THE BLACK OBJECT

    A reading by three of the most dynamic and provocative performers in the genre: Joyelle McSweeney (author of TOXICON), Urayoán Noel (author of BUZZING HEMISPHERE/RUMOR HEMISFÉRICO), and Ronald V. Wilson (author of POEMS OF THE BLACK OBJECT). 

    Presented in collaboration with ...

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