Events

    2018 Mar 06

    Venezuela: The Survival Strategies of an Authoritarian Regime

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: Javier Corrales, Professor of Political Science, Amherst College; Risa Grais-Targow, Eurasia Group, Lead coverage of Venezuela Ecuador Central America and the Caribbean; and David Smilde, Senior Fellow at WOLA specializing in Venezuela and Professor of Human Relations Tulane University

    Moderator: Steve Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

    Javier Corrales is Dwight W. Morrow 1895 professor of Political Science at Amherst College in Amherst Massachusetts. He obtained his Ph.D. in political...

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    2018 Mar 06

    Arsenio and Bebo

    1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

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    Speaker: Ned Sublette, composer, musician, record producer, musicologist, and author

    Moderator: Yosvany Terry, Director of the Harvard Jazz Band

    Tresero / bandleader Ignacio Arsenio Travieso Scull (1911-1970), whose stage name was Arsenio...

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    2018 Mar 02

    Capitalists of Misery: Shantytown Networks and the Cuban Revolution, 1950-1963

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Speaker: Jesse Horst, Sarah Lawrence College

    Challenging the notion of a "great divide" between Republic and Revolution this talk traces contentious interactions between shantytown leaders in Havana and government officials who sought to relocate them. As disputes...

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    2018 Mar 01

    Language and Cognitive Development of Children in Brazil: Salvador and Natal

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: Gigi Luk, Associate Professor of Education, Harvard University and Nadine Gaab, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard University

    The study of child development in Brazil offers an opportunity to broaden our understanding on cultural variations. In this talk, we will share our past and ongoing projects conducted in Brazil on language, cognition, and literacy. Their work has focused on using behavioral and neuroimaging methods to examine language and literacy in children.

    Nadine Gaab received a PhD...

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    2018 Feb 27

    Guiñadas Gráciles: Exhibition Reception and Curator-Led Walkthrough

    5:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, Second Floor, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Please join us for the exhibition reception of Guiñadas Gráciles: Looking Out for the Queer in Latin American Video Art. The curator, Joaquin S. Terrones (PhD '09) Lecturer in Literature and Women's and Gender Studies at MIT, will lead a walkthrough of the exhibition followed by a discussion and refreshments....

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    2018 Feb 27

    Varieties of Capitalism and Sub-Types of Populism: Reflections on Latin America and Europe

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Kenneth Roberts, Richard J. Schwartz Professor of Government at Cornell University

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government at Harvard University

    Many scholars have drawn distinctions between left-leaning, so-called “inclusionary” populism in Latin America and right-wing “exclusionary” populism in Europe. The recent rise of left populisms in the aftermath of Southern Europe’s financial crisis, however, has strong parallels to the Latin American experience, and it casts doubt on any...

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    2018 Feb 27

    Harvard-Brazil Dialogues: SuperFoco: Promovendo a Efetividade das Pessoas e das Organizações - Uma conversa com Mário Antônio Porto Fonseca

    8:00am to 10:00am

    Location: 

    Avenida Paulista, 1337 - 23º andar - São Paulo, SP

    O livro SuperFoco mostra quais são e como utilizar os recursos necessários na hora de superar problemas e criar soluções para atender aos resultados esperados. Com o livro também se entende a importância da escolha, acompanhamento e controle dos fatores críticos de sucesso e tarefas críticas. Importante é concentrar nossos esforços para obter uma boa gestão nas organizações, e o SuperFoco oferece uma riqueza de informações para o leitor que quer manter sua organização, projeto ou empresa em pleno desenvolvimento.

    Harvard DRCLAS Brazil Office e Harvard University Club of Brazil...

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    2018 Feb 23

    Portuguese Language Tables

    3:00pm

    Practice your Portuguese and discuss Brazil and other Portuguese-speaking countries and cultures at this informal round table. Everyone is welcome!

    For more information: Everton Vargas da Costa, edacosta@fas.harvard.edu

    2018 Feb 20

    Legacies of Revolution: Peasant Militias and the Rule of Law in Mexico

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Mariano Sánchez-Talanquer, Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

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