Events

    2017 Nov 14

    Unlocking the State’s Front Door: Principled Commitment NGOs and Environmental Rights in Argentina and Colombia

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Veronica Herrera, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Connecticut

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University 

    The distance between the state and grassroots claims is long. To access the state territorial groups must overcome limited material resources education and time as well as public officials who dismiss them as illegitimate policymaking partners. This paper based on extensive field research examines the construction of advocacy networks for environmental...

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    2017 Nov 14

    Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the U.S.-Mexico Boundary

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Gund Hall Gund 112 Stubbins

    Speaker: Ronald Real, Associate Professor of Architecture; Eva Li Memorial Chair in Architecture,  UC Berkeley

    Moderator: Diane Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism; Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design , Graduate School of Design,  Harvard University 

    Despite recent attention to wall building as a security measure the building of barriers along the U.S. – Mexico border is not a new phenomenon. The U.S. Secure Fence Act of 2006 funded the single-largest domestic...

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    2017 Nov 13

    Vazante Film Screening

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Film screening of Vazante (2017) with director Daniela Thomas. A critically acclaimed tragedy set in early 19th century colonial Brazil.

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    2017 Nov 12

    HHI: Hurricane Relief Concert

    6:30pm to 9:00pm

    Location: 

    Club Oberon, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge

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    The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative is organizing a benefit concert on Sunday Nov 12 to raise funds for organizations providing humanitarian relief for communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey Irma & Maria. The concert held at Club Oberon in Harvard Square Cambridge will feature covers of classic rock songs played by the Big 6 a...

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    2017 Nov 09

    The Encounter of Knowledges: Challenges and Opportunities for the Social Sciences and Threats for social researchers

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Merkert Chemistry Center, Room 130 | Boston College, 2601-2609 Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill, MA

    Speaker: Rosa Macz, Q'eqchi Maya legal researcher at AVANCSO in Guatemala

    Macz has worked extensively in the Alta Verapaz region of Guatemala, which has seen heightened tensions between indigenous groups and extractive industries, and is co-author of the recently published Despojos y resistencias: Una Mirada de la Región Extractiva Norte desde Tezulutulán-Verapaz [Dispossesion and resistance: An examination of the Northern Extractive Region in Tezulutulán-Verapaz].

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    2017 Nov 07

    Finding & Funding Internships in Latin America

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Office of Career Services, 54 Dunster Street (Conference Room)

    Latin America: Finding and Funding Internships Do you want to intern in Latin America but unsure where to begin? Do you want to get experience in a particular country and need ideas? Hear from a student panel about their diverse internship experiences in Latin America and learn strategies for finding and funding an internship.

    Panelists:

    • Julia Ernst ’18, Protesis Imbabura, Ecuador

    • Ian McClanan ’18, Alianza Arkana, Peru

    • Leticia Ortega ’19, Universidad de Ingeniería y...

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    2017 Nov 07

    The Long Run Effects of Agricultural Productivity Shocks: Irrigation and Structural Change in Mexico

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

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    Speaker: Melissa Dell, Assistant Professor of Economics, Harvard University

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

    This study examines the long-run impacts of irrigation on agricultural productivity and economic development in Mexico using data...

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    2017 Nov 06

    The David Rockefeller Beetle Collection

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

    Speaker: Brian D. Farrell,  Curator in Entomology Museum of Comparative Zoology; Professor of Biology Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology; Director David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Harvard University

    At the heart of every great collection be it art books or specimens lies the soul of a passionate collector. David Rockefeller had a passion for beetles and collected more than 150 000 specimens beginning as a seven-year-old naturalist and continuing throughout his life. This fall his collection arrives at Harvard where...

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    2017 Nov 06

    We got this? Mutual aid in post-Hurricane Puerto Rico

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Barker Center 114

    Please join us for a discussion with Luis Othoniel Rosa, Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska. Professor Rosa studied at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras and holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University. He authored Comienzos para una estétia anarquista: Borges con Macedonio in 2016. Earlier this year he published his latest novel Caja de fractales a futurist novel set in a post-capitalist Puerto Rico. Before Hurricane María Puerto Rico was hit with brutal austerity measures and an un-...

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    2017 Nov 04

    Día de los Muertos: Peabody Museum Family Celebration

    12:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Live music dancers and beautiful decorations help to make this a joyful event designed to remember and welcome back the spirits of loved ones. Decorate a sugar skull (additional $6 fee) make papel picado (cut paper banners) cempasúchil flowers and other artwork and write a message in any language you choose to place upon the Día de los Muertos altar.

    No advance ticket required. Pan de muerto (sweet bun) and activities free with regular museum admission.

    Free event parking at 52 Oxford Street Garage.

    Presented in collaboration with the Peabody Museum of...

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    2017 Nov 03

    Seminario: Mujeres en el Mundo Laboral

    8:30am to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    Auditorio del Ministerio de Hacienda, Teatinos 120, Santiago, Chile

    La conferencia tendrá dos paneles, de cuatro participantes cada uno. El primero tratará sobre inserción laboral de la mujer, donde se compartirán los principales resultados del estudio 2017 de la Comisión Nacional de Productividad “Mujeres en el mundo laboral: Más oportunidades, crecimiento y bienestar” y se comentarán las oportunidades, desafíos, críticas y complementos derivados del catastro realizado.

    El segundo panel contará con los encargados programáticos en temáticas de género de los candidatos presidenciales 2017, para que presenten las acciones...

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    2017 Nov 02

    Brazil's Aesthetic Condition: João Cabral de Melo Neto on Poetry and Society

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Nathaniel Wolfson, College Fellow, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

    In the post-war years, the poet João Cabral de Melo Neto reflected on the state of literature in Brazil and in particular the question of how poetry can...

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    2017 Nov 01

    Día de los Muertos: Peabody Museum Open House and Evening Celebration

    4:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

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

    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 a presentation by Harvard Professor Davíd Carrasco as part of this festive evening of music and community.

    Free and open to the public. Reservations required. R

    eservation includes museum entrance Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto and access to a special presentation by Harvard Professor Davíd Carrasco. Learn more about the Day of the Dead altar in the Encounters with the Americas gallery...

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    2017 Oct 31

    CGIS Halloween

    3:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS North/ Knafel Building (Cafe/Concourse)

    cgis_halloweenBubble tea! Churros! Empanadas! The CGIS departments and international centers invite you to Trick or Treat around the world! Every center will be giving away snacks and candy! Stop by to learn more about student programs and funding for international travel or research.

    Presented in collaboration with the Harvard University Asia...

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    2017 Oct 30

    Harvard-Brazil Dialogues: The Impact of Robots and Artificial Intelligence on Emerging Economies

    5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Corrientes 348 Restaurant - Av. Infante Dom Henrique, s/n - Marina da Glória, Rio de Janeiro - RJ

    Speaker: Richard Freeman

    In a May-June 2016 Harvard Magazine article, Who Owns the Robots Rules the World, Professor Richard Freeman states "we should worry less about the potential displacement of human labor by robots than about how to share fairly across society the prosperity that the robots produce." How might governments and private firms ensure that technological advances lead to prosperity throughout society? What ideas should leaders of emerging economies think to consider? 

    We hope you will join us for a small, informal...

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