Events

    2020 Mar 09

    Global History Seminar: Tâmis Parron, "Black Slavery and World Accumulation: Towards a Global History of Value"

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Lower Library

    Speaker: Tâmis Parron, Research Professor, Department of History, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
    Moderator: Danielle N. Boaz, Visiting Fellow, WIGH; Stuart Hall Fellow, Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research, Harvard University; Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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    2020 Mar 05

    Arts and Science Workshop Series: Lo que queda después: la imaginación del futuro y el revés de lo moderno desde la estética Latinoamericana contemporánea hasta la del siglo pasado

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Luz Horne, Professor of Literature at the Humanities Department at Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires. DRCLAS de Fortabat Visiting Scholar 2019-2020

    Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature

    This presentation explores the connection between a contemporary global catastrophic imaginary with the one from mid-twentieth century Latin America: that of a territory impregnated with future. Paying attention to this connection will shed light on the...

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    2020 Mar 03

    On the Origins of Polarization in Venezuela

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Alejandro Velasco, Associate Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University
    Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government

    While the literature on urban Latin America has examined the relationship between politics and space, the particular impact of political polarization on urban space and vice versa has received scant attention. In this sense, Caracas is an exemplary case. On one hand, it is marked by long standing spatial...

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    2020 Feb 29

    HFA Film Series: Patricio Guzman's Chile Trilogy

    7:00pm to 10:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street

    7:00pm

    The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar)

    Directed by Patricio Guzmán

    France/Spain/Chile/Switzerland, 2015, DCP, color and b&w, 82 min.

    9:00pm

    Nostalgia for the Light (Nostalgia de la luz)

    Directed by Patricio Guzmán France/Germany/Chile, 2010, 35mm, color, 90 min.

    Details at: https://harvardfilmarchive.org/programs/patricio-guzmans-chile-trilogy

    Presented in collaboration with Harvard Film Archive 

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    2020 Feb 28

    HFA Film Series: Patricio Guzman's Chile Trilogy

    7:00pm to 10:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street

    7:00pm

    The Cordillera of Dreams (La Cordillère des songes)

    Directed by Patricio Guzmán

    Chile/France, 2019, DCP, color, 85 min.

     

    9:00pm

    The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) 

    Directed by Patricio Guzmán France/Spain/Chile/Switzerland , 2015, DCP, color and b&w, 82 min.

     

    Details at: https://harvardfilmarchive.org/programs/patricio-guzmans-chile-trilogy

    Presented in collaboration with Harvard Film Archive

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    2020 Feb 28

    CANCELED: The Resurgence of the Right: Evaluating the impact of the Trump policies on the opinion towards Cuba and its government within the Cuban diaspora of South Florida

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, Room S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Guillermo J. Grenier, Professor of Sociology and Chair in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University

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

    The work presents the results of the most recent Cuba Poll, (November 2018) and compares the details with the opinions compiled by the research...

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    2020 Feb 27

    Gordon R. Willey Lecture: The Ancient Maya Response to Climate Change: A Cautionary Tale

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

    Speaker: Billie L. Turner II, Regents Professor and Gilbert F. White Professor of Environment and Society, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning and the School of Sustainability, Arizona State University

    Moderator: William L. Fash, Bowditch Professor of Central American and Mexican Archaeology and Ethnology; Archaeology Program Director, Harvard University

    Ancient Maya civilization—known for its cities, monumental architecture, ceramics, hieroglyphic writing, and advanced understanding of mathematics and...

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    2020 Feb 25

    Did Ancient Andean People Know How to Write, do Math, or Keep Accounts Before the Spaniards Arrived?

    7:00pm

    Speaker Gary Urton, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian Studies

    Gary Urton is Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian Studies in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard. He earned his M.A. in Ancient History and his Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. His research focuses on a variety of topics in pre-Columbian and early colonial Andean cultural and intellectual history, drawing on...

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    2020 Feb 25

    Neoliberalism and Social Protest Waves in Latin America: The Chilean Case in Comparative Perspective

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, Room S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Kenneth Roberts, Richard J. Schwartz Professor of Government, Cornell University
    Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government

    Waves of social protest have increasingly challenged Chile's neoliberal economic model and the constitutional order that sustains it. Chile's most recent protest cycle belongs to a broader pattern of resistance to neoliberalism in Latin America, but it has a number of distinctive characteristics that reflect the singular breadth, depth,...

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    2020 Feb 23

    HFA Film Series: Patricio Guzman's Chile Trilogy

    4:00pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street
    4:00pm
    Nostalgia for the Light (Nostalgia de la luz)
    Directed by Patricio Guzmán
    France/Germany/Chile , 2010, 35mm, color, 90 min.
     
    7:00pm
    The Cordillera of Dreams (La Cordillère des songes) 
    Directed by Patricio Guzmán
    Chile/France , 2019, DCP, color, 85 min
     
    Details at: https://harvardfilmarchive.org/programs/patricio-guzmans-chile-trilogy
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    2020 Feb 18

    Bureaucratic Entrepreneurs, Reputations, and Shocks: A Theory of Transnational Bureaucratic Cooperation on Migration Control

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S-250

    Speaker: Angie Bautista-Chavez, PhD candidate, Department of Government 

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

    In this presentation, Bautista-Chavez shares findings from her dissertation project, titled: "Exporting Borders: The Domestic and International Politics of Migration Control". Using key informant interviews and archival research, she examine two central questions. First, why and how has the United States internationalized U.S. immigration enforcement? Second, under what...

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    2020 Feb 11

    Coproduction of Health Care for Indigenous Women

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S-250

    Speaker: Tulia Falleti, Class of 1965 Endowed Term Professor of Political Science; Director of Latin American and Latino Studies Program; Senior Fellow Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania

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

    Coproduction between state and civil society in the delivery of public services raises a host of questions that go from cooptation of civil society to efficiencies in the delivery of public services. Moreover, when this cooperation...

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    2020 Feb 06

    Political Intermediation in the Digital Age: Is There A Way Out of Populism?

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    L-382 (Khan Room), Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street

    Speaker: Miguel Lago, Lecturer of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Executive Director, Institute for Health Policy Studies

    Moderator: Nathalie Gazzaneo, MPP candidate, HKS.

    The rise of populism is directly connected to the crisis of trust in political parties, mainstream media and trade unions. But it is also connected to the emergence of social media, where intermediaries tend do be removed in different activities. Therefore, is there still room for political intermediation in the digital...

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    2020 Feb 04

    Brazil Under Bolsonaro: Brasil Acima de Tudo, Deus Acima de Todos

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S-250

    Speaker: Amy Erica Smith, Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Professor and Associate Professor of Political Science, Iowa State University               

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

    How have Brazilian society and politics changed in Jair Bolsonaro's first year in the presidency? In rhetoric and style, Bolsonaro has intensified culture war politics, setting his camp up for Manichean battles against perceived enemies who range from the...

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    2020 Jan 31

    MX Conference 2020

    Fri - Sat, Jan 31 to Feb 1, 12:00pm - 8:15pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School (Jan 31); Harvard Kennedy School (Feb 1)
    The MX Conference is a student-run initiative at Harvard University that aims to bring Mexico to the forefront of an interdisciplinary conversation. It establishes a space for the community, and everyone interested, to learn, understand, debate and contrast ideas around Mexico. It is a non profit effort to bring high quality speakers to as many students as possible, ticket... Read more about MX Conference 2020

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