Events

    2018 Oct 15

    Conversations on Journalism & Mexico

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    The New England Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists presents: Conversations on Journalism & Mexico

    Featuring: Alfredo Corchado, Marcela Turati, & Maria Garcia

    See flyer below for details.

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    2018 Oct 02

    Changing Course? Understanding Mexico's 2018 Election

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Gustavo Flores Macías, Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University

    Moderators: Steve Levitsky, Professor of Government and Fran Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government

    Gustavo A. Flores-Macías is Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University and the 2017-18 Democracy and Development Fellow at Princeton University. He is the author of After Neoliberalism? The Left and Economic Reforms in Latin America (Oxford University Press, 2012) and editor of the volume The...

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    2018 Sep 11

    Student Info Session: Mexico January Winternship Programs

    1:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Spend January in Mexico! Please come to the Mexico Winternship info session to learn how you could spend J-term in a pre-professional experience. The Winternships program enables you to build your resume, explore the culture and histories of Mexico and Mexico City, improve your Spanish, and enjoy the "Vitamin T" diet (tamales, tacos, tortas). 

    The info session will review:

    • Program Overview

    • Internship Offerings

    • Application Details

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    2018 Apr 17

    Film Screening & Discussion: Rush Hour

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S010), 1730 Cambridge Street

    Panelists:

    • Diane Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism; Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Design, GSD

    • Luciana Kaplan, Director

    • Onésimo Flores, Founder, Jetty

    A feature documentary about the odyssey involved in commuting to and from work in three large contemporary cities: Los Angeles, Istanbul and Mexico City. Rush Hour is an intimate approach to the personal stories of three commuters who spend hours of their lives going...

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    2018 Mar 26

    Social Origins of Legal Rule in Nineteenth-Century Mexico

    5:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Timo Schaefer, Adjunct Professor, Brandeis University, Department of History; Boston University, Pardee School of Global Studies

    Moderator: Kirsten Weld, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences

    In the nineteenth century, Mexicans faced the challenge of constructing republican legal institutions in a society shaped by centuries of colonial rule. This talk examines how people attempted to meet that challenge in towns and in hacienda (agricultural estate) settlements. More broadly, it analyzes in what...

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    2018 Feb 20

    Legacies of Revolution: Peasant Militias and the Rule of Law in Mexico

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Mariano Sánchez-Talanquer, Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

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    2018 Feb 02

    The Mexico Conference 2018: The Path(s) Forward

    5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Graduate School of Education (13 Appian Way) and Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government (79 JFK St)

    This conference, organized by Harvard students, aims to promote debate around the path forward for Mexico over the coming 20 years for the country to become one of the 21st century's success stories.

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    The 2018 Conference will address the...

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    2017 Nov 17

    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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    2017 Nov 14

    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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    2017 Nov 14

    Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the U.S.-Mexico Boundary

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Gund Hall Gund 112 Stubbins

    Speaker: Ronald Real, Associate Professor of Architecture; Eva Li Memorial Chair in Architecture,  UC Berkeley

    Moderator: Diane Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism; Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design , Graduate School of Design,  Harvard University 

    Despite recent attention to wall building as a security measure the building of barriers along the U.S. – Mexico border is not a new phenomenon. The U.S. Secure Fence Act of 2006 funded the single-largest domestic...

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    2017 Nov 07

    The Long Run Effects of Agricultural Productivity Shocks: Irrigation and Structural Change in Mexico

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

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    Speaker: Melissa Dell, Assistant Professor of Economics, Harvard University

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

    This study examines the long-run impacts of irrigation on agricultural productivity and economic development in Mexico using data...

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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 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.

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    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 17

    The Border Wall: Life and Injury on the Frontlines

    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    Peabody Museum, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

    Speaker: Ieva Jusionyte, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Social Studies, Department of Anthropology and Committee on Degrees in Social Studies; Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

    The idea of building a wall on the U.S./Mexico border serves as a potent symbol across the political spectrum—a means of assuaging social and economic anxieties by placing them onto a remote frontier. Ieva Jusionyte will consider how an anthropological analysis of the state borders and security can help people understand the...

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    2017 Oct 10

    Living in Fear: The Dynamics of Criminal Extortion in Mexico's Drug War

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Beatriz Magaloni, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science; Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

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