Events

    2022 Apr 06

    Militia Republic: A Discussion on Brazil's Paramilitary “Death Squads”

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    For a recording of this event, click here.

    Speaker: Bruno Paes Manso, Researcher, Center for the Study of Violence at the University of São Paulo (USP)
    Discussant: José Cláudio Souza Alves, Full Professor, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro
    Moderated by: Yanilda María González, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

    Bruno Paes Manso, PhD in Political Science...

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    2022 Apr 05

    Health Justice in the Americas: The Role of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

    12:30pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Introduction: Carmel Shachar, Executive Director, Petrie-Flom Center; Laura Clérico, Independent Researcher, Argentine National Scientific and Technical Council (CONICET), Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Buenos Aires, and Honorary...

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    2022 Apr 05

    Latin America’s Changing Left: Red versus Green?

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Speakers: Thea Riofrancos, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Providence College; Andrew Carnegie Fellow (2020-2022); Manuela Picq, Professor of International Relations at Universidad San Francisco de Quito & Senior Lecturer of Political Science at Amherst College; Marco Fernandez, Professor of Government, Tec de Monterrey
    Moderated by: Steven Levitsky...

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    2022 Apr 01

    Brazil Speaks! Architecture Culture at Risk

    9:00am to 12:00pm


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    Speakers: Josemeire Alves Pereira, Professor, FLACSO- Brasil; Maria Cristina Cabral, Associate Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; Sol Camacho, Architect and former Director of Instituto Bardi (2017-2021) ; Sabrina Fontenele, Cultural Director, Brazilian Institute of Architects; José Lira, Professor of...

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    2022 Mar 30
    2022 Mar 30

    Mapping the Megacity: Understanding Urban Change in São Paulo through Historical GIS

    12:00pm to 1:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speaker: Dan McDonald, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Humanities Center at the University of Rochester
    Respondent: Alyssa Huberts, PhD candidate in the Government at Harvard University

    HMUI Urban Conversations aim to pair visiting scholars with Harvard faculty or graduate students as...

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    2022 Mar 29

    What Bitcoin Means for El Salvador

    5:30pm to 7:00pm


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    Speakers: Christian Catalini, Founder of the MIT Cryptoeconomics Lab, Research Scientist at MIT; Nelson Rauda Zablah, Salvadoran journalist at El Faro
    Moderated by: Laura Alfaro, Warren Alpert Professor of Business Administration

    Christian Catalini is a co-creator of Diem (formerly Libra), and the Chief Economist of the Diem...

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    2022 Mar 29

    The New Right in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Speakers: Lindsay Mayka, Associate Professor of Government, Colby College; Rosana Pinheiro-Machado, Assistant Professor of International Development, University of Bath; Cristobal Rovira, Professor of Political Science, Universidad Diego Portales
    Moderated by: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, David Rockefeller...

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    2022 Mar 22

    Bootstrap Justice: The Search for Mexico's Disappeared

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Speaker: Janice Gallagher, Assistant Professor in Political Science, Rutgers University
    Discussant: Kaitlyn Chriswell, PhD Candidate in Government, Harvard University
    Moderated by: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

    Janice Gallagher is an Assistant Professor of political science at...

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    2022 Mar 21

    Structural Racism in Brazil and the US

    12:30pm to 2:00pm


    For a recording of this event, please click here.

    Speakers: David Williams, Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health; Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Silvio Almeida, Edward Larocque Tinker Visiting Professor, Institute of Latin American Studies, Columbia University; President, Luiz Gama Institute
    Moderated by: Marcia Castro...

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    2022 Mar 09

    DRCLAS Film Series: Sand Dollars by Laura Amelia Guzmán & Israel Cárdenas

    5:00pm to 6:00pm


    For a recording of this event, please click here.

    Speakers: Laura Amelia Guzmán & Israel Cárdenas, filmmakers
    Moderated by: Laura Pérez Muñoz & Adri Rodríguez Ríos, PhD Candidates in Romance Languages and Literatures (Latinx & Spanish Track), Harvard University

    A conversation with filmmakers Laura Amelia Guzmán & Israel Cárdenas on the film Sand Dollars (2014). The...

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    2022 Mar 09

    Mexico Seminar: La Reconquista: Indigenous Migrants and Their New Geographies of Mestizaje in the US

    12:00pm to 1:15pm


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    Speaker: María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo, Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University
    Moderated by: Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Professor of the History of Science and Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Harvard University

    Tens of thousands of indigenous peoples from Latin America have migrated to the United States since 1994, the vast majority of those...

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    2022 Mar 08

    “Desire Machine - 60 years of Teatro Oficina”: Film Screening and Discussion Panel

    5:30pm to 7:00pm


    This event is virtual and will be held in both English and Portuguese with simultaneous interpretation. To register, click here.

    Speakers: Marília Gallmeister, Scenic Architect and member of Teatro Oficina since 2011; Lucas Weglinski, Actor and Filmmaker, one of the two directors of “Desire Machine”; Patricio del Real, Associate Professor at...

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    2022 Mar 08

    Latin America After the Left Turn

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Speaker: Santiago Anria, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Latin American Studies, Dickinson College; 2021-22 Cisneros Visiting Scholar, Harvard DRCLAS
    Moderated by: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

    Santiago Anria is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Latin...

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    2022 Mar 03

    Brazil's Handling of the Pandemic: A Conversation with Senator Randolfe Rodrigues on the Covid-19 Congressional Inquiry

    2:30pm to 4:00pm


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    Speaker: Randolfe Rodrigues, Senator for Amapá, Brazil; Vice President, COVID-19 Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPI)
    Interviewers: Thiago Amparo, Professor, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV); Malu Gaspar, Columnist, O Globo; Miguel Lago, Executive Director, Institute for Health Policy Studies (IEPS- Instituto de Estudos para Políticas de Saúde); ...

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    2022 Mar 02

    The New Neoliberal Experiment in Latin America: Honduran ZEDEs or Private Cities

    5:00pm to 6:30pm


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

    Speakers: Venessa Cardenas Woods, Vice President of the Crawfish Rock Governing Council; Member of the Coordinating Board for Territorial Defense of the Bay Islands in Honduras; Lucía Vijil Saybe, researcher and analyst at Centre for the Study of...

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    2022 Mar 01

    Peru’s Continuing Crisis: New Perspectives

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Speakers: Gonzalo Banda, Chevening Scholar, London School of Economics and Political Science; Rodrigo Barrenechea, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Universidad Católica del Uruguay; Zarai Toledo, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Inter-American Policy and Research , Tulane University
    Moderated by: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard...

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    2022 Feb 24

    The Mexico Conference

    Thu Feb 24 (All day) to Sat Feb 26 (All day)


    All panels will be virtual and live-streamed from Harvard Kennedy School. For tickets, click here.

    The MX Conference 2022 is the fifth edition of the non-profit conference organized annually by The Harvard University Mexican Association of Students (HUMAS).

    It seeks to establish a space to debate ideas and bring our attendees - mostly Mexican students and professors at Harvard and other national and foreign universities - closer to some of the country's most...

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