Events

    2018 Nov 05

    Film Screening & Harvard Premier of: Song for Cesar: The Music and The Movement

    6:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Cesar Chavez

    Please join us for a film screening followed by discussion featuring:

    Davíd Carrasco, Professor, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America, with a joint appointment with the Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

    Abel Sánchez, Film...

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    2018 Nov 01

    Día de los Muertos Celebration

    4:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

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    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 live music. The Catrina/catrín costume contest is at 6:30 pm.

    Free and open to the public. ...

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    2018 Nov 01

    What was Dangerous About it? The Formation and Subversion of a Brazilian Androgynous Group (1972-1975)

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Benito Bisso Schmidt, PhD in History, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP); Professor, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

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

    The talk discusses the career of the Brazilian androgynous group called Dzi Croquettes and the threat they posed to the Brazilian dictatorship.

    Benito Bisso Schmidt was born in Cruz Alta, in southern Brazil, in 1970. He has been a professor at the...

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    2018 Oct 30

    Draining the Swamp? Partisan Bias in the Prosecution of Former Latin American Leaders

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Gretchen Helmke, Professor of Political Science, University of Rochester

    This paper introduces and analyzes an original dataset, Latin American Leaders on Trial, which examines the extended post-tenure legal fates of 119 Latin American presidents over the last three and a half decades. Because we can only observe whether, when, and for what crimes former leaders are charged, but not whether such crimes were actually committed, our analysis of whether the rule of law is functioning or being manipulated in any given case is limited in important...

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    2018 Oct 26

    Mexican Literature, Culture, and Film across Borders: Translation, Migration and Frontiers

    9:00am to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Boston Univeristy, Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215

    “Mexican Literature, Culture, and Film across Borders: Translation, Migration and Frontiers,” a two-day conference organized by the Center of Latin American Studies at Boston University. The central aim of the conference is to bring prominent scholars who will explore cultural and sociopolitical phenomena related to Mexico, often neglected by national histories, and to engage with theories on translation and migration in the field of literary and film studies.

    24 scholars from across North America and Mexico have committed to present their work at the conference. Among...

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    2018 Oct 25

    Arts & Sciences Workshop: Sergio Pitol's Strategic Occidentalism: Translation and Literary Worldmaking

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Speaker: Ignacio Sánchez Prado, Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, Washington University in St. Louis
    Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

    The seminar seeks to explore...

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    2018 Oct 25

    Treading The Borders: Immigration And The American Stage

    5:30pm to 6:15pm

    Location: 

    Houghton Library, Harvard Yard, Cambridge

    Exhibition Tour! Join Matthew Wittmann, Curator of the Harvard Theatre Collection for a tour of Houghton Library’s Fall exhibition Treading the Borders: Immigration and the American Stage. Much of the richness and vitality of the performing arts in the United States derives from creative talent originating elsewhere. This exhibition explores how successive waves of immigration transformed the American stage, highlighting the virtuosity and resilience of a diverse group of actors, artists, and entertainers from the colonial era to the present day.

    Hosted...

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    2018 Oct 25

    Harvard Global Support Services Open House For Students

    11:00am to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    114 Mt. Auburn Street, Fifth Floor, Cambridge

    Are you a Harvard student planning to study, research, or work abroad? Join us for an open house to meet our staff, learn about international resources to plan your trip and keep you safe, get a free passport-like photo taken, and enjoy trivia, prizes, and food.

    Hosted by Harvard Global Support Services. 
    This event is open to students; please bring your Harvard ID. 

    2018 Oct 24

    International Book Blitz

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street

    Listen to Harvard authors present their global books in a café-style setting. A panel of Weatherhead Center Faculty Associates will each give an eight-minute “speed talk” about their recent book, launching us into compelling issues from around the world, featuring stories and research from Kenya, Japan, India, the United Kingdom and Mexico, to name a few countries represented thematically in this two-hour event. Refreshments will be provided.

    Hosted by the Weather Center...

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    2018 Oct 23

    Can Access to Information Increase Community Monitoring & Service Provision? Evidence from a School Intervention in Mexico

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Ana De la O, Associate Professor of Political Science, Yale University

    Ana Lorena De La O is associate professor of Political Science at Yale University, where she is affiliated with the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, the Institution of Social and Policy Studies, and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Her research relates to the political economy of poverty alleviation, clientelism and the provision of...

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    2018 Oct 22

    Destination: World

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    Belfer Case Study Room, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street Cambridge

    Kicking off Worldwide Week at Harvard 2018, student tales from beyond the comfort zone. Harvard College undergraduates share their inspirational stories about global engagement, intellectual exploration and personal discovery made possible through experiences abroad.

    Featuring welcome remarks from Dr. Margot Gill, University Marshal and Administrative Dean for International Affairs in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Reception to follow. 

    Hosted by Harvard’s Asia Center, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, David Rockefeller...

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    2018 Oct 22

    Women And The Global Health Workforce: Driving Action For Health And Gender Equity

    4:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Kresge Cafeteria) 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston

    From Bamako to Bogota, Bangalore to Boston, women are the majority of healthcare providers worldwide, yet underrepresented in leadership in science and medicine. Join the Harvard Global Health Institute and the Women and Health Initiative of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for a symposium to discuss women’s roles within the health system and the transformation possible – leading to gender equality on the path towards health for all.

    This event is free and open to the public.

    2018 Oct 22

    Environmental Health Capacity Building In Latin America

    1:00pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Chan School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Building 1, Room 1302, Boston

    Presenters:

    Douglas Dockery, John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Research Professor of Environmental Epidemiology, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
    Rick Rogers, Principal Research Scientist, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
    Ramon Sanchez, Director, Sustainable Technologies and Health Program, Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE), Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan...

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    2018 Oct 22

    There Are No Dead Here: A Story Of Murder And Denial In Colombia (Book Talk)

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Wasserstein Hall, Room 3007

    Speaker: Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno, writer, activist, and lawyer

    As the executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno is at the helm of the leading U.S. organization fighting to end the war on drugs domestically and beyond. Her new book is a narrative non-fiction account of the rise of paramilitaries in Colombia in the late 1990s. With close ties to the cocaine business, the paramilitaries carried out a violent expansion campaign committing atrocities against thousands of people. The story...

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    2018 Oct 20

    Gallery Discussion of Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

    This joint event between the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies celebrates the exhibition Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu. On view in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art at the MFA Boston, the exhibition includes a newly commissioned sculpture and video installation by Chilean-born, New York-based artist Cecilia Vicuña, in dialogue with five ancient quipus on...

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