Events

    2019 Mar 11

    Central America & the Caribbean Film Series: Cárcel de árboles / Prison of Trees (Guatemala, 2015)

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Carcel ImageA film by Guillermo Escalón y Rodrigo Rey Rosa

    Chained and tortured, dozens of youths from the United States and from prominent Guatemalan families were held captive in the depths of the Guatemalan jungle in the 1970s and 1980s. With the complicity of the military high command that governed Guatemala at the time...

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    2019 Feb 27

    Indigenous Masters of a casa poblada: Indios ladinos and vecindad in Colonial New Kingdom of Granada

    3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S450, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Max Deardorff, University of Florida

    Parry Lecture Series
    HIS2525A: The Latin American History Seminar and Workshop Administrating Differences in Latin America: Historical Approaches

    Presented in collaboration with the Department of History

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    2019 Feb 26

    Venezuela: Understanding the Crisis. Building a Sustainable Solution

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Temir Porras Ponceleon, CEO, Ventuari Partners

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

    Temir Porras Ponceleon began his public service career in the Republic of France and continued in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. He specialized in foreign policy, sovereign credit, and oil. He has brokered and negotiated political and trade deals at the presidential level for more than 10 years in Latin...

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    2019 Feb 20

    Movie screening: "La Sala Enseña" de Enseña Chile

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Askwith Hall, Longfellow, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge

    Después del documental conversaremos con Tomás Recart (Director Ejecutivo de Enseña Chile) y Franco Mosso (Director Ejecutivo de Enseña Perú) sobre cómo las salas de clases impactan la vida de los alumnos en distintos contextos latinoamericanos.

    2019 Feb 20

    The Amazonian Travels of Richard Evans Schultes

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

    Mary Plotkin, Co-Founder & President, The Amazon Conservation Team
    Brian Hettler, GIS & New Technologies Manager, The Amazon Conservation Team

    Richard Evans Schultes—ethnobotanist, taxonomist, writer, photographer, and Harvard professor—is regarded as one of the most important plant explorers of the twentieth century. In 1941, Schultes traveled to the Amazon rainforest on a mission to study how Indigenous peoples used plants for medicinal, ritual, and practical purposes. A new interactive online map, produced by the Amazon...

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    2019 Feb 15

    Havana's Noise and Rhythm: Understanding Afrocubaneity

    12:00pm to 1:45pm

    Location: 

    104 Mt. Auburn Street 3R, Seminar Room

    Speaker: Pablo D. Herrera Veitia, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

    What is it like to be Afro-Cuban today? After more than a decade’s experience as an Afro-Cuban rap music producer, this is the question at the core of Herrera Veitia’s doctoral research in social anthropology. His presentation will explore how becoming a Hiphop practitioner vested him with a profound interest in the future of urban Afro-Cuban music in Havana. Following the question ‘What is Afro-Cubaneity?’ he argues that understanding what Afro-...

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