Events

    2020 Feb 06

    Political Intermediation in the Digital Age: Is There A Way Out of Populism?

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    L-382 (Khan Room), Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street

    Speaker: Miguel Lago, Lecturer of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Executive Director, Institute for Health Policy Studies

    Moderator: Nathalie Gazzaneo, MPP candidate, HKS.

    The rise of populism is directly connected to the crisis of trust in political parties, mainstream media and trade unions. But it is also connected to the emergence of social media, where intermediaries tend do be removed in different activities. Therefore, is there still room for political intermediation in the digital...

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    2019 Nov 19

    Security Matters: Evidence from Brazil, Colombia and Mexico

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216

    Speakers: Graham Denyer Willis, Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge; Annette Idler, Visiting Scholar WCFIA, Harvard University; Director of Studies of the Changing Character of War Centre, University of Oxford

    Moderator: Diane Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, Graduate School of Design

    Graham Denyer Willis is University Senior Lecturer in Development and Latin American Studies in the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University, and Fellow of...

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    2019 Nov 06

    On Brazilian Authoritarianism

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050

    Speaker: Lilia Moritz Schwarcz, Full Professor of Anthropology, the University of São Paulo (USP); Visiting Professor, Princeton University
    Moderator: Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, affiliated with Romance Languages and Literatures

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    2019 Oct 21

    Environmental and Climate Science Under Attack: What is Happening in the Amazon?

    11:00am

    Location: 

    Harvard University Center for the Environment, MCZ 440

    Speakers
    Tasso Azevedo, General Coordinator, SEEG Network and MapBiomas; Affiliated Scholar, Brazil Lab, Princeton University
    Beto Veríssimo, Co-founder, Imazon; Director, Amazon Center for Entrepreneurship; Affiliated Scholar, Brazil Lab, Princeton University
    Gina McCarthy, former U.S. EPA Administrator, Director, C-CHANGE (Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    Moderator: Daniel Schrag, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology; Professor of Environmental...

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    2019 Oct 17

    The Aftermath of Zika in Brazil

    1:00pm

    Location: 

    GHP 12th floor conference room (SPH-1, 1208), 655 Huntington Ave, Boston

    Speaker: Debora Diniz, CLACS Visiting Scholar, Brown University

    Aftermath of Zika in BrazilWhile media attention about Zika has all but disappeared, there are still new cases being identified in Brazil, as well as other countries in the region such as Cuba and Venezuela.  However,...

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    2019 Oct 09

    Occupying Schools, Occupying Land: How the Landless Workers Movement Transformed Brazilian Education

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Rebecca Tarlau, Assistant Professor of Education and of Labor and Employment Relations, Pennsylvania State University
    Moderator: Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, affiliated with Romance Languages and Literatures

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    2019 Oct 03

    Sacred Groves & Secret Parks: Orisha Landscapes in Brazil and West Africa

    Repeats every day until Fri Oct 04 2019 .
    9:00am to 4:00pm

    9:00am to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall Gund 112 Stubbins

    The Sacred Groves and Secret Parks colloquium and exhibition will bring together insights on the materiality and spatiality of Afro-religious diasporic practices, decentering Western canons of knowledge and leading to new design possibilities for Brazilian and West African cities.

    Landscapes of orisha devotion are often manifested as sacred groves, where devotees cultivate orishas—deities, or energies of nature, in Yoruba tradition that enable all forms of life—using combinations of botanical manipulation, animal sacrifice, music, and dance. In the process, Afro-diasporic memories...

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    2019 Sep 30

    Voting for Strongmen: Nationalist and Populist Leadership in Brazil and India

    4:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers:
    Rachel Brule, Assistant Professor of Global Development Policy, Boston University
    Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
    Patrick Heller, Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs, Brown University

    Around the world, numerous nations have witnessed a resurgence of strongman politics — and with it, many governments are bypassing democratic norms and embracing populist ideals. Focusing on President Bolsonaro of Brazil and Prime Minister Modi of India, the speakers on this panel will...

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    2019 Sep 19

    Anti-Corruption Efforts and the International Circulation of Ideas

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: Matthew C. Stephenson, Eli Goldston Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Fabio de Sa e Silva, Assistant Professor of International Studies and Wick Cary Professor of Brazilian Studies, University of Oklahoma
    Moderator: Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; Affiliated Professor in African and African American Studies; Affiliated Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

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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 May 03

    Frontiers of Clientelism: Linking the Micro and the Macro

    9:00am to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Panels will discuss: Clientelism, Linkages and Party Organization, Political Competition, Linkage Strategies, Political Economy

    Please note: this event is by invitation only. Please contact Horacio Larreguy (hlarreguy@fas.harvard.edu) if interested.

    Presented in collaboration with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

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    2019 Apr 30

    Arts and Science Workshop Series: The Archive of the Iberian Slave Trade: Death, Value and Historical Ethics

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Speaker: Anna More, Professor, Universidade de Brasília

    Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

    The sixteenth- and seventeenth-century slave trade was predominantly Iberian, with the Portuguese controlling much of...

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    2019 Apr 25

    A Conversation on Poetry and Gender with Angélica Freitas and Glória Sofia

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Freitas & MonteiroAngélica Freitas (Pelotas, Brazil, 1973) is the author of two books of poetry, Rilke shake (Phoneme Press), translated by Hilary Kaplan and winner of the Best Translated Book Award and of the National Translation Award in 2016, and Um útero é do tamanho de um punho...

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