Events

    2018 Sep 05

    Student Info Session: Healthcare and Education in Rural Chile January Program

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Spend this January in Chile! Volunteer in rural communities alongside Chilean university students in holistic medicine, dentistry, education, agriculture, veterinary care, and construction. Build friendships, enhance your Spanish skills, and expierence Temuco and Santiago, Chile.

    The DRCLAS Regional Office will host students in the annual Healthcare and Education in Rural Chile Program between January 5 - 21, 2019. To learn more about this opportunity, come to our information session:

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    2018 Jul 20

    Pre-Departure Orientation Session for Students Going to Colleges and Universities in the United States

    9:00am to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    FLACSO Auditorium (Av. Dag Hammarsjöld 3269, First Floor, Vitacura)

    This workshop is geared to Chilean students and professionals who will begin undergraduate, graduate, and intensive English studies in the United States during 2018. Topics to be covered:

    • Student visas and immigration issues (Presentation by the United States Consulate in Chile)

    • Important matters before your departure (Vaccines, medical insurance, permits and academic records, Homeland Security issues)

    • Campus life (How to open a bank account, obtain a valid driver's license,...

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    2018 Jun 30

    Harvard-Brazil Summer Barbecue

    12:30pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    La Carrosse - Rua Paracuê, 191 – Sumaré

    The DRCLAS Brazil Office and Harvard Alumni Club of Brazil are thrilled to invite you to this year's Summer BBQ.

    Join other Harvard alumni, current students, and the most recently admitted Brazilians for an informal get-together with great conversations, icy beers, and incredible food for all tastes – including vegetarians.

    2018 Jun 29

    Harvard-Brazil Dialogues: Misinformation and the Brazilian Elections - An informal breakfast conversation with Claire Wardle

    8:00am to 10:00am

    Location: 

    Centro Ruth Cardoso - R. Pamplona, 1005 - Jardim Paulista, São Paulo, SP

    Speaker: Dr. Claire Wardle, director for the Information Disorder Project and First Draft

    Misinformation shared online could tip the balance in the elections in Brazil. Dr. Claire Wardle, director for the Information Disorder Project and First Draft, is a leading expert on how information is exchanged online. She will explain her interest in monitoring misinformation in Brazil during the elections and how newsrooms might be able to work together to better understand WhatsApp to learn what the public is talking about in closed groups.
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    2018 May 24

    LASA Book Presentation: The Cuban Economy in a New Era: An Agenda for Change Toward Durable Development

    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    AC Hotel Barcelona Forum, Sala Barcelona, Passeig del Taulat, 278, Barcelona, Spain

    Introductory remarks by Alejandro de la Fuente, Chair of the Cuba Studies Program, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics and Director of the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at Harvard University.

    Cuba’s economy has grown hardly at all during Raúl Castro’s presidency (2006-2016), hit by the economic collapse of its Venezuelan partner and burdened by a legacy of decayed infrastructure, a bankrupt sugar industry, and stagnant agriculture. This book diagnoses the ills that afflict Cuba’s economy and examines possible economic policy...

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    2018 May 18

    Lown Scholars Program: Seminar with Dr. Paulo Lotufo : Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil)

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard School of Public Health, Building 1, 12th floor, Room 1208, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston

    Speaker: Dr. Paulo Lotufo, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Clinical and Epidemiologic Research at the University of São Paulo and a Lown Scholar at HSPH 

    ELSA-Brasil study's analyses of noncommunicable diseases in a racially admixed population, covering racial distribution of nutritional pattern, cardiometabolic profile, renal dysfunction, mental health disorders, and less-studied conditions.

    2018 May 14

    Inmigración: Derecho o Beneficio?

    8:15am to 10:00am

    Location: 

    Av. Dag Hammarskjold 3269, 1er piso, Vitacura, Chile

    Con la participación de Mijail Bonito, abogado asesor del Minissterio del Interior para Temas Migratorios y miembro de la Comisión de DDHH de Chile; y Catalina Pérez, abogada diputada por el Frente Amplio perteneciente a la Comisión de Gobierno Interior de la Cámara de Diputados. 

    Modera Carolina Stefoni, Doctora en sociología, académica del Departamento de Sociología de la Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Directora del Programa Interdisciplinario de Estudios Migratorios (PRIEM)

    Los expositores realizarán un...

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    2018 May 09

    Male Trafficking in the Illegal Mining Camps of the Peruvian Amazon

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Dolores Cortés

    “The increasing demand for gold worldwide has become intertwined with illicit financial flows and criminal behavior”, (Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, 2016).

    The hike in the international price of this metal has allowed for the emergence of new economies of gold in some developing rich-mineral countries. Gold extraction has spread “at the margins of the State” often in a chaotic manner causing devastating environmental and social harm. Such is the case of Peru, the largest...

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    2018 Apr 30

    Nicaragua's April Uprising: Understanding the Protests and Repression

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers:  Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government; Cristiana Chamorro, Director, Fundación Violeta Barrios de Chamorro; Mateo Jarquin, PhD candidate, Department of History; Kai Thaler, PhD Candidate, Department of Government

    2018 Apr 27

    Afrodescendants in Brazil: Talk by Jurema Werneck, Executive Director of Amnesty International Brazil

    5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Sever Hall 113

    Join us in a conversation with Jurema Werneck, Executive Director of Amnesty International Brazil who will be discussing human rights and Afrodescendants under critical attack in Brazil and the current responses from institutions and civil society.

    The event is free and open to public. First-come, first-served. The event will also be livestreamed at goo.gl/bhHPHR.

    Presented in collaboration with the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center at Harvard University, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Inter-American...

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    2018 Apr 27

    Portuguese Language Tables

    3:00pm to 4:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Practice your Portuguese and discuss Brazil and other Portuguese-speaking countries and cultures at this informal roundtable. Everyone is welcome!

    2018 Apr 27

    Breakfast Conversation with Joshua Benton, Director of the Harvard Nieman Journalism Lab

    8:30am to 10:00am

    Location: 

    Salón de Conferencias, 1er Piso, DRCLAS Regional Office, Vitacura, Chile

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    La Oficina Regional de Harvard DRCLAS en conjunto al Harvard Club de Chile te invitan a un conversatorio matutino donde Joshua Benton expondrá sobre "Análisis de Medios, Periodismo en la Era Trump y la importancia del Nieman Journalism Lab"...

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    2018 Apr 25

    Book Presentation: The Cuban Revolution as Gospel: Jose Angel Toirac and Robert Glück present "Parables"

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    The Communist Party in Cuba purveyed images of Fidel Castro that borrowed from Christian iconography in order to “sell” Fidel. Cuban artist José Angel Toirac and Bay Area writer Robert Glück present their recent collaboration, the artist book Parables. Parables gathers photos from magazines and newspapers like Granma, the mouthpiece of the Communist Party. It repurposes the Cuban Revolution as a Gospel, a new religion with a new scripture. Fidel performs the life of Christ, from his childhood in Nazareth to his ascension into Heaven. Toirac and Glück will...

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    2018 Apr 25

    Harvard-Brazil Dialogues: Quality Counts: How to Communicate with Young Children - An informal breakfast conversation with Professor Meredith Rowe

    8:00am to 10:00am

    Location: 

    Sabará Centro de Treinamento (CTS) - Av. Angélica, 2132 - 3º andar - São Paulo, SP

    A February 2018 article titled “The Brain-Changing Power of Conversation” explores new research that highlights the impact of quality parent-child conversations on the development of children’s brains. In an earlier interview, Professor Meredith Rowe – one of the authors of the new research – described the implications of her work, “our findings show that parents can scaffold their children’s vocabulary growth at different points in their development by providing them with exposure to different types of communication. The results suggest that beyond the quantity of their...

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    2018 Apr 24

    Puerto Rico: An Exclave in Decline

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Hiram Ramirez-Rangel, Divisional Executive Vice-President and Co-Branch Manager of AXA Advisors, LLC, Puerto Rico

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government at Harvard University

    Puerto Rico’s current financial and economic crisis is examined firstly by examining the geopolitical dynamics that once sustained its role as an American exclave, and which gradually changed, giving way to a period of decline in strategic importance. As its importance as exclave began to decline,...

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