Events

    "Traders Without Borders”: the Transnational Networks of the Illegal Slave Trade to Cuba

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: Marial Iglesias Utset, Afro-Latin American Research Institute at Harvard University and Manuel Barcia, University of Leeds

    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, Harvard University

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    Film Screening & Discussion: Rush Hour

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S010), 1730 Cambridge Street

    Panelists:

    • Diane Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism; Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Design, GSD

    • Luciana Kaplan, Director

    • Onésimo Flores, Founder, Jetty

    A feature documentary about the odyssey involved in commuting to and from work in three large contemporary cities: Los Angeles, Istanbul and Mexico City. Rush Hour is an intimate approach to the personal stories of three commuters who spend hours of their lives going...

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    Rediscovering Duties in the Age of Rights: Latin America’s Contributions

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Kathryn Sikkink, Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government; Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government at Harvard University

    Responsibility constitutes a thread running through a number of topical public policy subjects, including sovereignty-as-responsibility, corporate social responsibility, and common but differentiated responsibility within...

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    Harvard Law Brazilian Association Legal Symposium : The Law in the 21st Century

    8:30am to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

    The Harvard Law Brazilian Association Legal Symposium is an annual congress designed and organized by current students and alumni of Harvard Law School from Brazil. The event will be held at Harvard, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    We believe that the exchange of ideas is the most efficient way to address the latest social changes confronting Law scholars and practitioners, as a variety of legal problems are germane to both Brazil and the United States. Our goal is to nurture a unique opportunity for networking and learning, by bringing together high-profile speakers, who will convey...

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    Xchange: Educational Lessons for Latin America

    9:00am to 6:00pm

    The Latin America Education Forum Conference is an annual initiative of the Latin American Education Forum, a Harvard Graduate School of Education student organization that aims to foster dialogue surrounding current educational issues in Latin America. Since its inception, LAEF has brought together hundreds of students, educators, researchers, entrepreneurs, and policymakers at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for the purpose of engaging in vibrant dialogue about the challenges, innovations, and opportunities in pursuit of educational equity throughout Latin America. LAEF is...

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    The Demand for Research Information Among Brazilian Policymakers

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Gautam Rao, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Harvard University

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

    What sorts of research findings do policymakers demand? What is the impact of providing them with such information? We answer these questions using experiments with mayors in Brazil.

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    Contention, Coalitions, and the Politics of Education Reform in Latin America

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Ben Ross Schneider, Ford International Professor of Political Science, MIT; Director of the MIT-Brazil Program

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government at Harvard University

    Access to education in Latin America expanded rapidly in recent decades, but education quality still lags. To tackle the quality challenge, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Mexico, and some states in Brazil enacted in the 2010s ambitious and promising reforms, often in the face of fierce opposition, especially from teacher unions and...

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    Los Ojos del Camino / The Eyes of the Journey

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, Belfer Cases Study Room (S-020), 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Rodrigo Otero Heraud, director of the film The Eyes of the Journey and Hipolito Peralta Ccama, protagonist in The Eyes of the Journey

    Moderators: Paola Uccelli, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Ann Braude, Harvard Divinity School

    Screening of the feature documentary film The Eyes of the Journey / Los Ojos del Camino spoken in Quechua with English subtitles. The event will count with the presence of the director of the film Rodrigo Otero Heraud and the protagonist...

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    Using and Generating Evidence for Policy-Making: Security interventions in Bogota City

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Kennedy School

    To better understand which security policies are most effective, the Mayor’s office of Bogota is testing and evaluating several policies, from “hotspot” policing to “broken windows” interventions. Join Daniel Mejia, current Secretary of Security and former Professor at Universidad de los Andes in Colombia, and Christopher Blattman, Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy, to discuss the challenges, the learnings and the opportunities from a policy-making perspective.

    Agenda:

    12:00 – 12:10pm Introduction...

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    The Brazil Conference at Harvard and MIT

    9:00am to 6:00pm

    The Brazil Conference at Harvard & MIT is an annual event held in April and is organized by the Brazilian student community in the Great Boston Area since its inception in 2015. It takes place at both Harvard and MIT and has an ultimate goal of promoting a forum including both leaders and representatives of Brazil, with a mission of unfolding innovative solutions for the country's future.

    The event, initially designed in 2014 by Brazilian undergraduate students, was the culmination of a movement that wanted to bring to Boston — a city famed for educational brilliance —,...

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    Recortes y literatura mundial: trayectorias globales en las revistas culturales de los años 30 desde revista Babel (Chile)

    5:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Antonia Viu Bottini, Profesora Asociada, Directora del Departamento de Letras, Universidad Adolfo Ibánez, Santiago de Chile

    Esta conferencia propone una cartografía de la circulación y los intercambios de las revistas de los años treinta a partir del caso de Babel, revista de revistas, una publicación chilena dirigida por un editor ruso-argentino, Enrique Espinoza (seudónimo de Samuel Glusberg), a fines de la década del treinta (1939-1940). Se trata de una revista en la que la copia, el recorte y la traducción en los albores de la Segunda Guerra...

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    Andrea Giunta: Race, Ethnicity and Empathy in Latin American Women Artists

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S-010), 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Andrea Giunta, Curator and Professor of Latin American and International Art, Universidad de Buenos Aires

    Moderator: Mary Schneider Enriquez, Houghton Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums

    Andrea Giunta will present on the exhibition ...

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    The Borders of Dominicanidad: Race, Nation, and Archives of Contradiction

    4:30pm

    Location: 

    2 Arrow Street, Room 408, Cambridge

    Speaker: Lorgia García-Peña, Roy G. Clouse Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of History and Literature at Harvard University

    Please join us for a celebratory talk and book panel with Lorgia García-Peña, Roy G. Clouse Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of History and Literature at Harvard University. Professor García-Peña will read from and discuss her most recent book, ...

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    Latin GSD: Latinin' America Spring Symposium

    12:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Stubbins Room and Room 109

    The third edition of the annual Latin GSD Spring Symposium will host designers, artists, and historians in the format of interviews, conversations and lecture presentations. The speakers will engage in discussions about deep history, colonial processes, Modernist projects, and contemporary labor networks as the precursors to a variety of state of affairs and cultural clichés that define the contemporary Latin American experience and identity within the realm of...

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