Events

    2019 Mar 12

    The Other Side of Violence: Marielle Franco and the Struggle for Brazilian Democracy

    5:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Basement Seminar Room, Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge

    SpeakersMariana Cavalcanti, Urban Anthropologist and Professor in the Institute of Social and Political Studies at the State University of Rio de Janeiro; Geri Augusto, Gerard Visiting Associate Professor of International & Public Affairs and Africana Studies and Watson Institute Faculty Fellow at Brown University

    In 2016, Marielle Franco was...

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    2019 Mar 12

    Voting for Victors: Why Violent Actors Win Postwar Elections

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Sarah DalyThis project seeks to understand political life after episodes of mass violence. After suffering wartime atrocities and winning peace, millions of people around the world elect to live under the rule of political actors with deep roots in the violent organizations of the past. This book analyzes why citizens vote for...

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    2019 Mar 12

    Panel Discussion: Advancing Large Landscape Conservation in Chile and the United States Through Peer Learning

    8:30am to 10:30am

    Location: 

    DRCLAS Regional Office Sala de Conferencias Norbert Lechner, Primer Piso  Av. Dag Hammarskjold 3269, Vitacura, Chile

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    This panel discussion is part of the Peer Learning Exchange for Large Landscape Conservation, organized by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the International Land Conservation Network during 2018-2019, and hosted by ...

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    2019 Mar 11

    Panel Discussion: Central American Migration and Cultural Exchanges

    5:30pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    The proposed panel discussion is part of the supporting programing for the exhibition Arquitectura del vaivén: Diasporic Building(s) in Central America’s Northern Triangle, organized by DRCLAS Arts and the Central America and the Caribbean’s programs during the academic year 2018-2019, and curated by Gabriela Poma, Harvard University Doctoral student in Romance Languages and Literatures. The panel responds to interest in the study of...

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    2019 Mar 11

    Central America & the Caribbean Film Series: Cárcel de árboles / Prison of Trees (Guatemala, 2015)

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Carcel ImageA film by Guillermo Escalón y Rodrigo Rey Rosa

    Chained and tortured, dozens of youths from the United States and from prominent Guatemalan families were held captive in the depths of the Guatemalan jungle in the 1970s and 1980s. With the complicity of the military high command that governed Guatemala at the time...

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    2019 Feb 27

    Indigenous Masters of a casa poblada: Indios ladinos and vecindad in Colonial New Kingdom of Granada

    3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S450, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Max Deardorff, University of Florida

    Parry Lecture Series
    HIS2525A: The Latin American History Seminar and Workshop Administrating Differences in Latin America: Historical Approaches

    Presented in collaboration with the Department of History

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    2019 Feb 26

    Venezuela: Understanding the Crisis. Building a Sustainable Solution

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Temir Porras Ponceleon, CEO, Ventuari Partners

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

    Temir Porras Ponceleon began his public service career in the Republic of France and continued in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. He specialized in foreign policy, sovereign credit, and oil. He has brokered and negotiated political and trade deals at the presidential level for more than 10 years in Latin...

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    2019 Feb 20

    Movie screening: "La Sala Enseña" de Enseña Chile

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Askwith Hall, Longfellow, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge

    Después del documental conversaremos con Tomás Recart (Director Ejecutivo de Enseña Chile) y Franco Mosso (Director Ejecutivo de Enseña Perú) sobre cómo las salas de clases impactan la vida de los alumnos en distintos contextos latinoamericanos.

    2019 Feb 20

    The Amazonian Travels of Richard Evans Schultes

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

    Mary Plotkin, Co-Founder & President, The Amazon Conservation Team
    Brian Hettler, GIS & New Technologies Manager, The Amazon Conservation Team

    Richard Evans Schultes—ethnobotanist, taxonomist, writer, photographer, and Harvard professor—is regarded as one of the most important plant explorers of the twentieth century. In 1941, Schultes traveled to the Amazon rainforest on a mission to study how Indigenous peoples used plants for medicinal, ritual, and practical purposes. A new interactive online map, produced by the Amazon...

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