Events

    From Sandinismo to Orteguismo: the new-look FSLN and authoritarian regression in Nicaragua

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Speaker: Mateo Jarquín, PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

    Today most historic Sandinista leaders oppose current president Daniel Ortega. This talk shows how a much-...

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    Student Info Session & Panel: Summer Opportunities

    4:30pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Interested in Latin America? Come to the DRCLAS Info Session to learn how you can get involved in the region this summer! Gain internship experience study or participate in experiential learning through immersive programs offered between June - August 2018. This info session will be a student panel of past participants from each country/program. Please come with questions in mind!

    Programs Offered:

    • Summer Internship Program (SIP) in Argentina Brazil Chile Mexico & Peru

    • Health & Spanish Immersion Program in Chile

    • HBS LARC...

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    Student Info Session: Summer Opportunities w/ DRCLAS

    4:30pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Interested in Latin America? Come to the DRCLAS Info Session to learn how you can get involved in the region this summer! Gain internship experience study or participate in experiential learning through immersive programs offered between June - August 2018.

    Programs Offered:

    • Summer Internship Program (SIP) in Argentina Brazil Chile Mexico & Peru

    • Health & Spanish Immersion Program in Chile

    • HBS LARC Collaborative Internship Program in Brazil and Argentina

    • Summer Study Abroad at the Colegio de México in Mexico

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    Harvard Association of Peruvian Students presents Electronic Money Microcredit and Ultra Microcredit in Latin America - What Works and What Doesn't?

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Weil Town Hall 1st Floor of Belfer Building of Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy Street , Cambridge

    Speaker: Daniel Schydlowsky, Former Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Scholar, DRCLAS (2009-2010)

    Daniel Schydlowsky will discuss financial inclusion initiatives being implemented around the world with a particular focus on Latin America. The conversation will focus on describing the products that have been launched and analyzing why the same products have done well in some countries and failed in others. Mr. Schydlowsky most recently served as Steering Committee Chair of Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) a network of 120+ policymaking and regulatory...

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    Cuba Studies Program: Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    The Cuba Studies Program Seminar Series presents Ambassador Jeffrey Delaurentis, Former Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy in Cuba; Fellow, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School

    Arts and Sciences Workshop: "Media Laboratories: Late Modernism in South America"

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Speaker: Sarah Ann Wells, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University.

    Series co-chaired and moderated by...

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    Info Session: Study Abroad Program in Cuba

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Office of International Education, 77 Dunster Street, Cambridge

    The DRCLAS Study Abroad Program in Cuba introduces students to critical issues in Cuban culture and politics through a semester of coursework at Universidad de la Habana. To learn more join us at the OIE 77 Dunster Street or email cubanstudies@fas.harvard.edu.

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    Harvesting Influence: The Building of the Bancada Ruralista from the Constituinte to Today

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Belén Fernández Milmanda, PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University

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

    Belén Fernández Milmanda will be presenting the Brazilian chapter of my dissertation which studies how rural elites organize to influence policy-making in contemporary Latin America. She will be focusing on the case of the Bancada Ruralista and how they have evolved to become one of the most powerful groups in the Brazilian Congress...

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    Telenovelas: Latin Soaps and Social Change

    5:30pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge

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    The Latin soap operas known as telenovelas might evoke images of passionate kisses and poor peasant girls who discover they are really heiresses. June Carolyn Erlick will read from her latest book Telenovelas in Pan-Latino Context and will discuss how telenovelas—including the last hybrid programs like "Jane the...

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    El Salvador's Total Abortion Ban: Causes and Consequences

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Jocelyn Viterna, Professor of Sociology and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Harvard University

    Jocelyn Viterna is Professor of Sociology and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Harvard University. Her current research investigates the recent reversal of abortion rights in Latin America.

     

    On the Ballots, in the Streets or under the Table: Explaining Business Political Strategies in Latin America

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Belén Fernández Milmanda, PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

    Belen will be presenting an advance of her dissertation which studies how rural elites organize to influence policy-making in Argentina, Brazil and Chile and explains why they have chosen different strategies of political participation.

    Belén Fernández Milmanda is a fifth-year Ph. D. candidate at the Government Department. Before coming...

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    The Origins of Narcotrafficking: Mexico and Colombia in Comparative Perspective

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: Lina Britto, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Northwestern University; Froylan Enciso, CIDE; Senior Analyst, Crisis Group Mexico

    For the last half a century Mexico and Colombia have been ground zeros of the problematic drug trade that connects North and South America in a murderous circuit of profits and politics. This talk addresses the local regional national and transnational origins of the illegal business in both countries in a comparative manner that highlights similarities differences and connections in a historical perspective....

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    Art [...] Architecture: Latin GSD & Women in Design present Ingrid Moye, Daniela Rivera, and Cazú Zegers

    6:30pm

    Location: 

    Piper Auditorium, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
    Art [...] Architecture is part of the Latin.A series, a collaboration between Women in Design and Latin GSD, and a joint effort with A.Chronology and the FortyK Gallery at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. ...
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    Unlocking the State’s Front Door: Principled Commitment NGOs and Environmental Rights in Argentina and Colombia

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Veronica Herrera, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Connecticut

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University 

    The distance between the state and grassroots claims is long. To access the state territorial groups must overcome limited material resources education and time as well as public officials who dismiss them as illegitimate policymaking partners. This paper based on extensive field research examines the construction of advocacy networks for environmental...

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