Events

    2020 Oct 05

    Harvard - Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez - Collaborative Research Discoveries in Chile Series Launch. Making Dew in the Atacama: Atmospheric Water Capture by Desert Plants

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    1:00 pm (Chile local time)

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    Speakers: Noel Michele Holbrook, Charles Bullard Professor of Forestry; Professor of Biology, Harvard University; Jacques Dumais, Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez

    The ecosystems of Chile are biodiversity hotspots with as much as 50% of their flora composed of species endemic to the country. A particularly...

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    2020 Oct 02

    Afrocubanas: Translating Black Cuban Feminisms

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

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    Speaker: Dr. Devyn Spence Benson, Associate Professor of Africana and Latin American Studies and Chair of the Department of Africana Studies, Davidson College
    Moderated by: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics; Professor of African and African American Studies; Chair, Cuba Studies Program...

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    2020 Oct 01

    In-House Open House

    6:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Join us as we welcome our new faculty director, Steven Levitsky!

    Professor Levitsky will be joined by Marcia Castro, co-chair of the Brazil Studies Program and Alejandro de la Fuente, chair of the Cuba Studies Program to discuss ongoing and upcoming initiatives in three priority areas for 2020-21: challenges to democracy, the impact...

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    2020 Oct 01

    The Politics of Institutional Weakness in Latin America

    4:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here

    Speakers: Mala Htun, University of New Mexico; Eduardo Darget, Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru; Alisha Holland, Harvard University; Daniel Brinks, University of Texas-Austin; Steven Levitsky, Harvard University; Maria Victoria Murillo, Columbia University
    Moderated by: Javier Auyero, University of Texas-Austin

    Observers often take institutional weakness as an exogenous feature...

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    2020 Sep 29

    How COVID has Changed Latin American Economics

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Speakers: Andres Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science; former Finance Minister of Chile; Ana Maria Ibanez, Professor of Economics, Universidad de los Andes; Economics Principal Advisor for the Interamerican Development Bank; Daniela Campello, Associate Professor, Brazilian School of Business and Public Administration;...

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    2020 Sep 24

    New capabilities for emerging challenges: How to build a responsive State

    9:00am to 10:30am


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    Speakers: María Margarita Zuleta, Dean at the School of Government, Universidad de los Andes; Matthew Andrews, Edward S. Mason Senior Lecturer in International Development, Harvard Kennedy School
    Moderated by: Helena García Romero, President MIT Harvard Club Colombia and Vicepresident of the Colombian Private Council on Competitiveness

    Colombia faces...

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    2020 Sep 22

    Populist Coalitions in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. To view the recording, click here.

    Speaker: Rodrigo Barrenechea, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
    Discussants: Thea Riofrancos, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Providence College; Aaron Watanabe, PhD Candidate in Government, Harvard University
    ...

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    2020 Sep 18

    Seeing Things as They Are: Annotating African in Cuban Art

    12:00pm to 2:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speaker: Bárbaro Martínez-Ruiz, 2020-2021 Mark Claster Mamolen Fellow at the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute and the Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University

    The lecture will cover a global debate on Western representations of...

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    2020 Sep 17

    DRCLAS Film Series: Ficción Privada (2020) by Andrés Di Tella

    6:00pm to 7:00pm


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    Speaker: Andrés Di Tella, Filmmaker
    Moderated by: Ignacio Azcueta, PhD Candidate in Romance Languages and Literatures

    A conversation with filmmaker Andrés Di Tella on his latest feature-length film, Ficción Privada (2020). The movie will be offered for free through streaming one day before the event to pre-registered participants. This...

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    2020 Sep 17

    CHC's El efecto Mariel Series - Before, During, and After: The Exile Community Responds: Solidarity and Stigmatization

    11:00am


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speakers: Siro del Castillo, Human Rights Advocate and Community Leader on Immigrant Issues; Danielle Clealand, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Mexican American and Latino Studies, University of Texas at Austin; Monika Gosin, PhD, Associate Professor...

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    2020 Sep 15

    Democracy on the Line in Chile

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. To watch the recording, click here

    Speakers: Claudia Heiss, Assistant Professor, Institute of Public Affairs, Universidad de Chile; Juan Pablo Luna, Associate Professor of Political Science, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Peter Siavelis, Professor and Chair of Political Science and International Affairs, Wake Forest University
    Moderated by: Steven Levitsky,...

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    2020 Sep 08

    How COVID has Changed Latin American Politics

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. To watch the recording, click here

    Speakers: John Polga-Hecimovich, Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics, U.S. Naval Academy; Maria Victoria Murillo, Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; and Kurt Weyland, Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin
    ...

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    2020 Aug 27

    Presentación del libro “Organizando: Pueblo, Poder y Cambio”

    6:00pm to 7:30pm


    This event is virtual and will be held in Spanish. To register, click here.

    Speakers: Marshall Ganz, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Ignacio Ibarzábal, Director Argentinos por la Educación; Verónica Camargo, #NiUnaMenos2015; P.Charly Olivero, Cura Villero; Micaela Urdinez, Periodista La Nación...

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    2020 Aug 13

    CHC Mariel Webinar Series - The Boatlift Unfolds: Perspectives from both sides of the Florida Straits

    11:00am


    This event is virtual and a portion will be presented in Spanish. To register, please click here.

    Join us for the second in our webinar series addressing the antecedents, unfolding, and aftermath of the 1980 Mariel Boatlift. In this program, panelists will offer unique perspectives on the unfolding...

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    2020 Jul 30

    -NESS Talks: Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    This event is virtual. E-mail hello@nessmagazine.com for the zoom link.

    Keynote: Charles Waldheim, Director, Office for Urbanization, Harvard Graduate School of Design

    Moderators: Mercedes Peralta, Office for Urbanization, Harvard University; Jeanette Sordi, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez and New York Institute of Technology; Florencia Rodriguez, Editorial Director and Co-founder, Lots of Architecture-publishers

    Join us for the online launch of NESS....

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    2020 Jul 09

    En qué estamos y pa’dónde vamos: las consecuencias económicas de la pandemia y el estallido social

    12:00pm

    The recording of this event can be found here

    Speakers: Ricardo Hausmann, Profesor de la Práctica de Economía Política Internacional y Director del Growth Lab, Centro de Desarrollo Internacional, Harvard Kennedy School; Andrea Repetto, Académica, Escuela de Gobierno y Senior Fellow, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez; Andrés Velasco, Decano, Escuela de Políticas Públicas, London School of Economics and Political...

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