Events

    2017 Nov 06

    The David Rockefeller Beetle Collection

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

    Speaker: Brian D. Farrell,  Curator in Entomology Museum of Comparative Zoology; Professor of Biology Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology; Director David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Harvard University

    At the heart of every great collection be it art books or specimens lies the soul of a passionate collector. David Rockefeller had a passion for beetles and collected more than 150 000 specimens beginning as a seven-year-old naturalist and continuing throughout his life. This fall his collection arrives at Harvard where...

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    2017 Nov 06

    We got this? Mutual aid in post-Hurricane Puerto Rico

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Barker Center 114

    Please join us for a discussion with Luis Othoniel Rosa, Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska. Professor Rosa studied at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras and holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University. He authored Comienzos para una estétia anarquista: Borges con Macedonio in 2016. Earlier this year he published his latest novel Caja de fractales a futurist novel set in a post-capitalist Puerto Rico. Before Hurricane María Puerto Rico was hit with brutal austerity measures and an un-...

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    2017 Nov 04

    Día de los Muertos: Peabody Museum Family Celebration

    12:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

    Live music dancers and beautiful decorations help to make this a joyful event designed to remember and welcome back the spirits of loved ones. Decorate a sugar skull (additional $6 fee) make papel picado (cut paper banners) cempasúchil flowers and other artwork and write a message in any language you choose to place upon the Día de los Muertos altar.

    No advance ticket required. Pan de muerto (sweet bun) and activities free with regular museum admission.

    Free event parking at 52 Oxford Street Garage.

    Presented in collaboration with the Peabody Museum of...

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    2017 Nov 02

    Brazil's Aesthetic Condition: João Cabral de Melo Neto on Poetry and Society

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Nathaniel Wolfson, College Fellow, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

    In the post-war years, the poet João Cabral de Melo Neto reflected on the state of literature in Brazil and in particular the question of how poetry can...

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    2017 Nov 01

    Día de los Muertos: Peabody Museum Open House and Evening Celebration

    4:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

    Remember and celebrate your departed loved ones at this year’s Día de los Muertos altar savor traditional Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto and enjoy a presentation by Harvard Professor Davíd Carrasco as part of this festive evening of music and community.

    Free and open to the public. Reservations required. R

    eservation includes museum entrance Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto and access to a special presentation by Harvard Professor Davíd Carrasco. Learn more about the Day of the Dead altar in the Encounters with the Americas gallery...

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    2017 Oct 31

    CGIS Halloween

    3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS North/ Knafel Building (Cafe/Concourse)

    cgis_halloweenBubble tea! Churros! Empanadas! The CGIS departments and international centers invite you to Trick or Treat around the world! Every center will be giving away snacks and candy! Stop by to learn more about student programs and funding for international travel or research.

    Presented in collaboration with the Harvard University Asia...

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    2017 Oct 27

    Harvard Law School and "The Oldest Colony in the World": An Unsettled Century of US-Puerto Rico Relations

    9:00am to 10:30am

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School

    Speakers: Andrew Crespo '08, Assistant Professor Law, Harvard Law School; Rafael Cox Alomar '04, Assistant Professor of Law University of the District of Columbia; David A. Clarke, School of Law; Christopher Landau '89, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Andrés W. López '95, President The Law Offices of Andrés W. López; Pedro Reina-Pérez, Professor, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras “The oldest colony in the world.”

    That was the name José Trías Monge ’44 gave to his home the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico where he served as attorney general and chief...

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    2017 Oct 26

    Book Launch: Telenovelas in Pan-Latino Context

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Villa Victoria La Galeria, 85 West Newton Street, Boston

    June Carolyn Erlick, Publications director, DRCLAS will launch her new book “Telenovelas in Pan-Latino Context.” Boris Muñoz, Op-ed editor of the New York Times en español and Marcela García, Editorial writer for the Boston Globe will participate in a round-table discussion with Erlick about the social meaning of telenovelas.

    Reception will follow. Books will be for sale. See: http://www.ibaboston.org/blog/event/telenovelas-in-pan-...

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    2017 Oct 26

    The New Era of Epidemics: Surveillance Response Impacts and Challenges

    1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Bray Room, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue, Louis Pasteur, Boston

    Speakers: Marcia Castro, Associate Professor of Demography, Department of Population and Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health ; Celina M. Turchi, Researcher, Fundaçāo; Olswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) C. ; Jessica Metcalf, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs, Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University; Anne Rimoi, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology School of Public Health, University of California at Los Angeles; Pardis Sabeti, Professor of...

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    2017 Oct 25

    The Future of Cities

    3:30pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Askwith Lecture Room, Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge

    Please join President Drew Faust and a panel of experts in a conversation about the future of cities.

    Moderator: John Macomber, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School

    Panelists: Diane Davis, Chair Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design; John Fernandez, Professor, MIT; Urban Metabolism Group, African Urban Metabolism Network; Christian Irmisch, Principal, Siemens AG Mobility Division; Stefan Knupfer, Senior Partner ,McKinsey & Compan, Leader Sustainability Resource...

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    2017 Oct 24

    Democratic Innovations and Citizen Participation in Latin America

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Thamy Pogrebinschi,  Democracy Visiting Fellow Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation,  Harvard Kennedy School 

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    While Latin America consistently scores badly in most assessments of democracy it has been celebrated by many as a laboratory of citizen...

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    2017 Oct 19

    Concert: Ancestral Memories

    8:00pm

    Location: 

    Oberon Theater, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge

    Ancestral Memories

    With grant support from the French-American Jazz Exchange Program, Cuban-American saxophonist/percussionist/composer Yosvany Terry and French pianist Baptiste Trotignon present a unique and exciting program inspired by the rich and diverse musical traditions that emerged from...

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    2017 Oct 19

    Understanding Puerto Rico’s Past & Present Relationship to the United States

    5:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    79 John F. Kennedy Street, Littauer L-324 Fainsod Room, Cambridge

    Speaker: Pedro Reina Pérez, Director of the Harvard Puerto Rico Institute; Former Wilbur Marvin Visiting Scholar at DRCLAS

    Pedro Reina Pérez is an award-winning historian and journalist specializing in contemporary Spanish Caribbean history and is the director of the...

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