Events

    2018 Apr 03

    Recortes y literatura mundial: trayectorias globales en las revistas culturales de los años 30 desde revista Babel (Chile)

    5:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Antonia Viu Bottini, Profesora Asociada, Directora del Departamento de Letras, Universidad Adolfo Ibánez, Santiago de Chile

    Esta conferencia propone una cartografía de la circulación y los intercambios de las revistas de los años treinta a partir del caso de Babel, revista de revistas, una publicación chilena dirigida por un editor ruso-argentino, Enrique Espinoza (seudónimo de Samuel Glusberg), a fines de la década del treinta (1939-1940). Se trata de una revista en la que la copia, el recorte y la traducción en los albores de la Segunda Guerra...

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    2018 Apr 02

    Andrea Giunta: Race, Ethnicity and Empathy in Latin American Women Artists

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S-010), 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Andrea Giunta, Curator and Professor of Latin American and International Art, Universidad de Buenos Aires

    Moderator: Mary Schneider Enriquez, Houghton Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums

    Andrea Giunta will present on the exhibition ...

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    2018 Apr 02

    The Borders of Dominicanidad: Race, Nation, and Archives of Contradiction

    4:30pm

    Location: 

    2 Arrow Street, Room 408, Cambridge

    Speaker: Lorgia García-Peña, Roy G. Clouse Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of History and Literature at Harvard University

    Please join us for a celebratory talk and book panel with Lorgia García-Peña, Roy G. Clouse Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of History and Literature at Harvard University. Professor García-Peña will read from and discuss her most recent book, ...

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    2018 Mar 30

    Latin GSD: Latinin' America Spring Symposium

    12:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Stubbins Room and Room 109

    The third edition of the annual Latin GSD Spring Symposium will host designers, artists, and historians in the format of interviews, conversations and lecture presentations. The speakers will engage in discussions about deep history, colonial processes, Modernist projects, and contemporary labor networks as the precursors to a variety of state of affairs and cultural clichés that define the contemporary Latin American experience and identity within the realm of...

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    2018 Mar 29

    Personal Vote, Local Vote, and District Vote: Electoral Concentration in Brazil, 1994-2014

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    george_avelinoSpeaker: George Avelino, Associate Professor, Department of Social and Legal Sciences, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-RJ)

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

    The presentation...

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    2018 Mar 28

    RFK Visiting Professor in Latin American Studies Lecture - A History of AIDS in Brazil

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Marcos Cueto, Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor, Department of History of Science, Harvard University; Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro

    Introduction by Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Professor, Department of History of Science, Harvard University

    AIDS appeared in Brazil in the 1980s when the country was experiencing a process of democratization, and the emergence of a network of health activists and health...

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    2018 Mar 28

    21st Century Bilingualism at Harvard: How Latinx students are reshaping Spanish classroom pedagogy

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    SpeakerMaría Luisa Parra, Senior Preceptor in Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

    Novel theoretical frameworks are being developed as global immigration challenges our traditional notions of languages bound to nation-states. These new approaches enable us to understand emergent social bilingual practices and identity development in children and youth. In this presentation, we will discuss how these...

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    2018 Mar 27

    The Political Crisis in Honduras: Implications for Democracy and U.S. Policy

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Michael Shifter, President, Inter-American Dialogue

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government at Harvard University

    By any standard, the 2017 presidential election in Honduras was a major setback for democracy. President Juan Orlando Hernández’s decision to run for reelection was fraught with constitutional problems. The electoral authorities mysteriously stopped counting votes when the opposition candidate was ahead. When counting resumed, Hernández was somehow in the lead. Calls from the Secretary...

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    2018 Mar 26

    Social Origins of Legal Rule in Nineteenth-Century Mexico

    5:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Timo Schaefer, Adjunct Professor, Brandeis University, Department of History; Boston University, Pardee School of Global Studies

    Moderator: Kirsten Weld, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences

    In the nineteenth century, Mexicans faced the challenge of constructing republican legal institutions in a society shaped by centuries of colonial rule. This talk examines how people attempted to meet that challenge in towns and in hacienda (agricultural estate) settlements. More broadly, it analyzes in what...

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    2018 Mar 22

    The 18th Annual Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History (Con-IH)

    9:00am to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

    The 18th annual Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History (Con-IH) will bring together scholars from around the world to discuss the theme of "The Pacific in the World." This is a two-day conference organized by Harvard graduate students.

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    2018 Mar 21

    HAPS Speaker Series: A Conversation with Beatriz Merino, Peru’s first female prime minister and the first female prime minister in Latin America

    5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    L-332 Deland, 3rd Floor of Littauer Building of Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy Street

    Speaker: Beatriz Merinoformer Prime Minister of Peru

    Beatriz Merino was the first female Prime Minister of Peru and the first female prime minister in Latin America. She held office between June 2003 and December 2003. She also served as Peru’s national ombudsman from September 2005 until March 2011. Before serving as Prime Minister, Ms. Merino served as Senator from 1990-1992 and Congresswoman from 1995-2000. During that time, she served as President of the Environmental Committee and the Women's Rights Committee....

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    2018 Mar 20

    Bolivia’s Process of Change at Twelve

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Martin Liby Troein, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, MIT

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University 

    Morales ascended the presidency in 2006 on promises of far-going change. In office since then, he has largely delivered: Writing a new constitution, nationalizing the hydrocarbons sector, and providing greater political and economic inclusion for Bolivia’s indigenous majority. But in contrast to counterparts in Venezuela and Ecuador, with which the Morales administration...

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