Events

    2020 Mar 05

    Arts and Science Workshop Series: Lo que queda después: la imaginación del futuro y el revés de lo moderno desde la estética Latinoamericana contemporánea hasta la del siglo pasado

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Luz Horne, Professor of Literature at the Humanities Department at Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires. DRCLAS de Fortabat Visiting Scholar 2019-2020

    Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature

    This presentation explores the connection between a contemporary global catastrophic imaginary with the one from mid-twentieth century Latin America: that of a territory impregnated with future. Paying attention to this connection will shed light on the...

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    2020 Mar 03

    On the Origins of Polarization in Venezuela

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Alejandro Velasco, Associate Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University
    Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government

    While the literature on urban Latin America has examined the relationship between politics and space, the particular impact of political polarization on urban space and vice versa has received scant attention. In this sense, Caracas is an exemplary case. On one hand, it is marked by long standing spatial...

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    2020 Feb 29

    Patricio Guzman's Chile Trilogy

    7:00pm to 10:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street

    7:00pm

    The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar)

    Directed by Patricio Guzmán

    France/Spain/Chile/Switzerland, 2015, DCP, color and b&w, 82 min.

    9:00pm

    Nostalgia for the Light (Nostalgia de la luz)

    Directed by Patricio Guzmán France/Germany/Chile, 2010, 35mm, color, 90 min.

    Details at: https://harvardfilmarchive.org/programs/patricio-guzmans-chile-trilogy

    Presented in collaboration with Harvard Film Archive 

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    2020 Feb 28

    Patricio Guzman's Chile Trilogy

    7:00pm to 10:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street

    7:00pm

    The Cordillera of Dreams (La Cordillère des songes)

    Directed by Patricio Guzmán

    Chile/France, 2019, DCP, color, 85 min.

     

    9:00pm

    The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) 

    Directed by Patricio Guzmán France/Spain/Chile/Switzerland , 2015, DCP, color and b&w, 82 min.

     

    Details at: https://harvardfilmarchive.org/programs/patricio-guzmans-chile-trilogy

    Presented in collaboration with Harvard Film Archive

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    2020 Feb 25

    Did Ancient Andean People Know How to Write, do Math, or Keep Accounts Before the Spaniards Arrived?

    7:00pm

    Speaker Gary Urton, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian Studies

    Gary Urton is Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian Studies in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard. He earned his M.A. in Ancient History and his Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. His research focuses on a variety of topics in pre-Columbian and early colonial Andean cultural and intellectual history, drawing on...

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    2020 Feb 23

    Patricio Guzman's Chile Trilogy

    4:00pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street
    4:00pm
    Nostalgia for the Light (Nostalgia de la luz)
    Directed by Patricio Guzmán
    France/Germany/Chile , 2010, 35mm, color, 90 min.
     
    7:00pm
    The Cordillera of Dreams (La Cordillère des songes) 
    Directed by Patricio Guzmán
    Chile/France , 2019, DCP, color, 85 min
     
    Details at: https://harvardfilmarchive.org/programs/patricio-guzmans-chile-trilogy
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    2020 Feb 11

    Coproduction of Health Care for Indigenous Women

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S-250

    Speaker: Tulia Falleti, Class of 1965 Endowed Term Professor of Political Science; Director of Latin American and Latino Studies Program; Senior Fellow Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania

    Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government

    Coproduction between state and civil society in the delivery of public services raises a host of questions that go from cooptation of civil society to efficiencies in the delivery of public services. Moreover, when this cooperation...

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    2019 Dec 02

    Sorting Out the Mixed Economy: The Rise and Fall of Welfare Developmental States in the Americas

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Book Store,1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

    Speaker: Amy C. Offner, Assistant Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania
    Moderator: Kirsten Weld, Professor of History, Harvard University

    In the years after 1945, a flood of U.S. advisors swept into Latin America with dreams of building a new economic order and lifting the Third World out of poverty. These businessmen, economists, community workers, and architects went south with the gospel of the New Deal on their lips, but Latin American realities soon revealed unexpected possibilities within the New Deal itself. In...

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    2019 Nov 25

    Enforcing and Protecting Rights in a Federal Context. The case of Argentina´s Domestic Violence Laws

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216

    Speaker: Catalina Smulovitz, Vicerrectora, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
    Moderator: Kathryn Sikkink, Ryan Family Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

    How rights are protected and implemented in a federal context? The purpose of this presentation is to analyze the impact that federalism has on the way laws are defined, legal representation is supplied and resources for implementation are allocated at the local level. Analysis focus on the implementation of domestic violence laws in the Argentinian provinces...

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    2019 Nov 18

    A Congress Dissolved in Peru: Causes and Consequences

    6:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S020

    Speaker: Salvador del Solar, former Minister of Culture (2016-2017) and former Prime Minister of Peru (2019)
    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government

    On the afternoon of Sept. 30, 2019, Peru's President Martin Vizcarra dissolved congress amid political controversy and broad popular support. The outcome of a long confrontation between the two branches of government has transformed the Peruvian political landscape, and the future looks uncertain. This event will feature a talk by a key actor in this process, ex Prime...

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    2019 Nov 14

    Ghosts of Sheridan Circle: How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet’s Terror State to Justice

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216

    Speaker: Alan McPherson, Professor of History, Temple University

    Moderator: Kirsten Weld, Professor of History, Harvard University

    Historian Alan McPherson of Temple University will discuss his new book about the 1976 assassination of Chilean Orlando Letelier and U.S. citizen Ronni Moffitt, which took two decades to prosecute, transformed human rights, democracy, and counterterrorism in the United States and Chile, and helped end the Pinochet regime.

    Alan McPherson is Freaney Professor of History and...

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    2019 Nov 05

    Proyecto Pretextos En Rionegro, Antioquia, Colombia

    4:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Pre-Texts, a pedagogical protocol aimed at strengthening literacy skills, innovation, and citizenship, has reached a total of 1650 people since November 2018 in Rionegro and is a valuable example of a successful community cultural interventions. Five of the participants from the Subsecretary of Family Welfare in Rionegro will speak at Harvard on November 5th to discuss their reflections on the implementation of the Pre-Texts methodology in Rionegro.

    Presented in collaboration with Harvard Colombian Student Society and Cultural Agents Initiative

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    2019 Sep 17

    Hybrid Regimes within Democracies: Argentina's Subnational Rentier States in Comparative Perspective

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Carlos Gervasoni, Associate Professor of Political Science, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
    Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

    Sitting PresidentBoth democratic and not-very-democratic (or...
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    2019 May 07

    Amazonia and Our Planetary Futures: A Conference on Climate Change

    Tue - Wed, May 7 to May 8, 9:30am - 12:30pm

    Location: 

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

    Climate change is one of the most important long-term threats for the future of our societies. Solutions are complex, depending not only on engineering and policy, but also on imagination and public will towards alternative forms of inhabiting the planet. Latin America, home to the largest rainforest areas in the world, is both at risk of environmental catastrophe and a key region in which models for thriving bioeconomies based on rainforests can evolve. This symposium will bring together experts and leaders from the US and Latin America to discuss the past, present and future of...

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    2019 Apr 18

    Book Discussion: Guerrilla Marketing and Managing Multiculturalism in Colombia

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Guerrilla Marketing: Counterinsurgency and Capitalism in Colombia

    A new book, Guerrilla Marketing, details the Colombian government’s efforts to transform Marxist guerrilla fighters in the FARC into consumer citizens. Alexander L. Fattal shows how the market has become one of the principal grounds on which counterinsurgency warfare is waged and postconflict futures are imagined in Colombia. This layered case study illuminates a larger phenomenon: the convergence of marketing and militarism in the twenty-first century. Taking a global view of...

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