Events

    2017 Nov 29

    Telenovelas: Latin Soaps and Social Change

    5:30pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge

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    The Latin soap operas known as telenovelas might evoke images of passionate kisses and poor peasant girls who discover they are really heiresses. June Carolyn Erlick will read from her latest book Telenovelas in Pan-Latino Context and will discuss how telenovelas—including the last hybrid programs like "Jane the...

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    2017 Nov 28

    El Salvador's Total Abortion Ban: Causes and Consequences

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Jocelyn Viterna, Professor of Sociology and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Harvard University

    Jocelyn Viterna is Professor of Sociology and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Harvard University. Her current research investigates the recent reversal of abortion rights in Latin America.

     

    2017 Nov 21

    On the Ballots, in the Streets or under the Table: Explaining Business Political Strategies in Latin America

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Belén Fernández Milmanda, PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

    Belen will be presenting an advance of her dissertation which studies how rural elites organize to influence policy-making in Argentina, Brazil and Chile and explains why they have chosen different strategies of political participation.

    Belén Fernández Milmanda is a fifth-year Ph. D. candidate at the Government Department. Before coming...

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    2017 Nov 17

    The Origins of Narcotrafficking: Mexico and Colombia in Comparative Perspective

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: Lina Britto, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Northwestern University; Froylan Enciso, CIDE; Senior Analyst, Crisis Group Mexico

    For the last half a century Mexico and Colombia have been ground zeros of the problematic drug trade that connects North and South America in a murderous circuit of profits and politics. This talk addresses the local regional national and transnational origins of the illegal business in both countries in a comparative manner that highlights similarities differences and connections in a historical perspective....

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    2017 Nov 14

    Art [...] Architecture: Latin GSD & Women in Design present Ingrid Moye, Daniela Rivera, and Cazú Zegers

    6:30pm

    Location: 

    Piper Auditorium, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
    Art [...] Architecture is part of the Latin.A series, a collaboration between Women in Design and Latin GSD, and a joint effort with A.Chronology and the FortyK Gallery at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. ...
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    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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