Events

    Personal Vote, Local Vote, and District Vote: Electoral Concentration in Brazil, 1994-2014

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    george_avelinoSpeaker: George Avelino, Associate Professor, Department of Social and Legal Sciences, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-RJ)

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

    The presentation...

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    RFK Visiting Professor in Latin American Studies Lecture - A History of AIDS in Brazil

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Marcos Cueto, Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor, Department of History of Science, Harvard University; Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro

    Introduction by Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Professor, Department of History of Science, Harvard University

    AIDS appeared in Brazil in the 1980s when the country was experiencing a process of democratization, and the emergence of a network of health activists and health...

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    21st Century Bilingualism at Harvard: How Latinx students are reshaping Spanish classroom pedagogy

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    SpeakerMaría Luisa Parra, Senior Preceptor in Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

    Novel theoretical frameworks are being developed as global immigration challenges our traditional notions of languages bound to nation-states. These new approaches enable us to understand emergent social bilingual practices and identity development in children and youth. In this presentation, we will discuss how these...

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    The Political Crisis in Honduras: Implications for Democracy and U.S. Policy

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Michael Shifter, President, Inter-American Dialogue

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government at Harvard University

    By any standard, the 2017 presidential election in Honduras was a major setback for democracy. President Juan Orlando Hernández’s decision to run for reelection was fraught with constitutional problems. The electoral authorities mysteriously stopped counting votes when the opposition candidate was ahead. When counting resumed, Hernández was somehow in the lead. Calls from the Secretary...

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    Social Origins of Legal Rule in Nineteenth-Century Mexico

    5:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Timo Schaefer, Adjunct Professor, Brandeis University, Department of History; Boston University, Pardee School of Global Studies

    Moderator: Kirsten Weld, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences

    In the nineteenth century, Mexicans faced the challenge of constructing republican legal institutions in a society shaped by centuries of colonial rule. This talk examines how people attempted to meet that challenge in towns and in hacienda (agricultural estate) settlements. More broadly, it analyzes in what...

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    The 18th Annual Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History (Con-IH)

    9:00am to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

    The 18th annual Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History (Con-IH) will bring together scholars from around the world to discuss the theme of "The Pacific in the World." This is a two-day conference organized by Harvard graduate students.

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    HAPS Speaker Series: A Conversation with Beatriz Merino, Peru’s first female prime minister and the first female prime minister in Latin America

    5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    L-332 Deland, 3rd Floor of Littauer Building of Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy Street

    Speaker: Beatriz Merinoformer Prime Minister of Peru

    Beatriz Merino was the first female Prime Minister of Peru and the first female prime minister in Latin America. She held office between June 2003 and December 2003. She also served as Peru’s national ombudsman from September 2005 until March 2011. Before serving as Prime Minister, Ms. Merino served as Senator from 1990-1992 and Congresswoman from 1995-2000. During that time, she served as President of the Environmental Committee and the Women's Rights Committee....

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    Bolivia’s Process of Change at Twelve

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Martin Liby Troein, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, MIT

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University 

    Morales ascended the presidency in 2006 on promises of far-going change. In office since then, he has largely delivered: Writing a new constitution, nationalizing the hydrocarbons sector, and providing greater political and economic inclusion for Bolivia’s indigenous majority. But in contrast to counterparts in Venezuela and Ecuador, with which the Morales administration...

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    Venezuela: The Survival Strategies of an Authoritarian Regime

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: Javier Corrales, Professor of Political Science, Amherst College; Risa Grais-Targow, Eurasia Group, Lead coverage of Venezuela Ecuador Central America and the Caribbean; and David Smilde, Senior Fellow at WOLA specializing in Venezuela and Professor of Human Relations Tulane University

    Moderator: Steve Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

    Javier Corrales is Dwight W. Morrow 1895 professor of Political Science at Amherst College in Amherst Massachusetts. He obtained his Ph.D. in political...

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    Arsenio and Bebo

    1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

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    Speaker: Ned Sublette, composer, musician, record producer, musicologist, and author

    Moderator: Yosvany Terry, Director of the Harvard Jazz Band

    Tresero / bandleader Ignacio Arsenio Travieso Scull (1911-1970), whose stage name was Arsenio...

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    Capitalists of Misery: Shantytown Networks and the Cuban Revolution, 1950-1963

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Speaker: Jesse Horst, Sarah Lawrence College

    Challenging the notion of a "great divide" between Republic and Revolution this talk traces contentious interactions between shantytown leaders in Havana and government officials who sought to relocate them. As disputes...

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