Events

    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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    2019 Apr 24

    Including the Periphery: Expanding the Public Sphere through São Paulo's Literature Periférica

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Carter Topic ImageSpeaker: Kacey Carter, PhD Candidate, Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

    Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government at Harvard University and the Faculty Chair of the Brazil Studies Program

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    2019 Mar 12

    The Other Side of Violence: Marielle Franco and the Struggle for Brazilian Democracy

    5:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Basement Seminar Room, Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge

    SpeakersMariana Cavalcanti, Urban Anthropologist and Professor in the Institute of Social and Political Studies at the State University of Rio de Janeiro; Geri Augusto, Gerard Visiting Associate Professor of International & Public Affairs and Africana Studies and Watson Institute Faculty Fellow at Brown University

    In 2016, Marielle Franco was...

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    2019 Feb 06

    Political Power, Elite Control, and Long-Run Development: Evidence from Brazil

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Monica Martinez-Bravo, Associate Professor at CEMFI; Associate Visiting Professor MIT

    Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government at Harvard University and the Faculty Chair of the Brazil Studies Program

    This paper studies the effects of local political concentration on long-run economic development in Brazil. Contrary to what is observed in...

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    2019 Jan 31

    Gallery talk with artist Clarissa Tossin: Future Fossil

    2:00pm

    Location: 

    8 Garden Street, Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall

    Speaker: Clarissa Tossin, Radcliffe fellow in 2017–2018

    Clarissa Tossin expands upon her fellowship project with a newly commissioned exhibition that considers the ecology of an uncertain future. Inspired by Octavia E. Butler’s science fiction trilogy Xenogenesis (1989), in which the Amazon becomes the site for a new civilization of alien-human hybrids, Tossin speculates upon a postapocalyptic world following ecological collapse. Pairing DIY plastic recycling techniques with the materials and practices of Amazonian aesthetic...

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    2019 Jan 31

    Lecture by Marcia Lima: "Narratives on race and gender in the Brazilian elections"

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    104 Mt. Auburn Street 3R, Seminar Room

    Marcia Lima Poster ImageThe purpose of this lecture is to present - from the perspective on race and gender studies - how the representations of these social markers were mobilized in the 2018 elections, especially the presidential election. The dispute between leading candidates demonstrated that the public debate around...

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    2018 Nov 29

    Between the Dam and the Text - An Eco-critical Reading of Brazil's Belo Monte Dam

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Leila Lehnen, Associate Professor and Chair, Brown University

    Moderator: Bruno Carvalho, Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

    Leila Lehnen is Associate professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown University. She specializes in contemporary Brazilian literature. Her thematic areas of research include the representation of citizenship, human rights, social justice in literary and cultural production. Her book Citizenship and Crisis in Contemporary...

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