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.
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...
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...
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.
Harvard Chan School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Building 1, Room 1302, Boston
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...
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...
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...
Harvard Museum of Natural History, 26 Oxford Street Cambridge, MA
Over the span of 90 years, banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller collected beetles from around the world, eventually building a personal collection of more than 150,000 specimens. In 2017, his longstanding support for the entomology department of the Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology culminated in a gift to the museum of this extraordinary collection. Learn more from the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
This panel explores how Cuban visual arts constitutes an important platform to understand a wide range of historical and current socio-political issues. The presenters reflect on topics such as the relationship between figurative art, race, and nation, the transcultural dynamics of Cuba’s concrete art, the contributions of monographs to existing historiography, and the role of the Cuban Art Foundation in the development of national arts and society.
“Concrete Cuba” Abigail McEwen, associate professor of Latin American art history at the University of...
Speakers: Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Brazil Studies, Faculty Co-chair of the Harvard Brazil Studies Program; Fernando Bizzarro, Graduate Student Affiliate, PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University
Moderator: Steve Levitsky, Professor of Government at Harvard University.
After experiencing the world's largest corruption scandal and the country's worst economic crisis, Brazilians voted in what many have called "the most important elections since...
Speakers: Gabriela Poma, Harvard University Doctoral student in Romance Languages and Literatures; Fred Ritchin, Dean Emeritus of the School at the International Center of Photography (ICP) ; Susan Meiselas, Photographer, 2018-2019 Radcliffe Institute Fellow
Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street, Lower Level Conference Room
Speakers: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University; Tariq Thachil, Associate Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University; Evan Lieberman, Total Professor of Political Science and Contemporary Africa, MIT
Over the last decade, developments in Russia, Turkey, Hungary, Poland, Thailand, Venezuela and elsewhere have raised concerns about a global democratic recession. Although the number of democracies in the world has remained stable, the crisis of Western liberal democracies and the rise of...
Interested in spending January in Latin America? Come to the DRCLAS Info Session to learn how you can get involved in the region over casual refreshments. Gain internship experience, study, or participate in experiential learning through immersive programs offered this January.
Info Session will cover details about the following programs: