Events

    2019 Mar 12

    The Other Side of Violence: Marielle Franco and the Struggle for Brazilian Democracy

    5:00pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    Basement Seminar Room, Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge

    SpeakersMariana Cavalcanti, Urban Anthropologist and Professor in the Institute of Social and Political Studies at the State University of Rio de Janeiro; Geri Augusto, Gerard Visiting Associate Professor of International & Public Affairs and Africana Studies and Watson Institute Faculty Fellow at Brown University

    In 2016, Marielle Franco was...

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    2019 Feb 06

    Political Power, Elite Control, and Long-Run Development: Evidence from Brazil

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Monica Martinez-Bravo, Associate Professor at CEMFI; Associate Visiting Professor MIT

    Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government at Harvard University and the Faculty Chair of the Brazil Studies Program

    This paper studies the effects of local political concentration on long-run economic development in Brazil. Contrary to what is observed in...

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    2019 Jan 31

    Gallery talk with artist Clarissa Tossin: Future Fossil

    2:00pm

    Location: 

    8 Garden Street, Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall

    Speaker: Clarissa Tossin, Radcliffe fellow in 2017–2018

    Clarissa Tossin expands upon her fellowship project with a newly commissioned exhibition that considers the ecology of an uncertain future. Inspired by Octavia E. Butler’s science fiction trilogy Xenogenesis (1989), in which the Amazon becomes the site for a new civilization of alien-human hybrids, Tossin speculates upon a postapocalyptic world following ecological collapse. Pairing DIY plastic recycling techniques with the materials and practices of Amazonian aesthetic...

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    2019 Jan 31

    Lecture by Marcia Lima: "Narratives on race and gender in the Brazilian elections"

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    104 Mt. Auburn Street 3R, Seminar Room

    Marcia Lima Poster ImageThe purpose of this lecture is to present - from the perspective on race and gender studies - how the representations of these social markers were mobilized in the 2018 elections, especially the presidential election. The dispute between leading candidates demonstrated that the public debate around...

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    2018 Nov 29

    Between the Dam and the Text - An Eco-critical Reading of Brazil's Belo Monte Dam

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Leila Lehnen, Associate Professor and Chair, Brown University

    Moderator: Bruno Carvalho, Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

    Leila Lehnen is Associate professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown University. She specializes in contemporary Brazilian literature. Her thematic areas of research include the representation of citizenship, human rights, social justice in literary and cultural production. Her book Citizenship and Crisis in Contemporary...

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    2018 Nov 19

    Bolsonaro's Brazil: What Happened and What Will Happen?

    4:15pm to 5:45pm

    Location: 

    John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

    Speaker: Ambassador Clifford Sobel, former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil from 2006-2009, will discuss the recent elections in Brazil with Professor Nicholas Burns.

    RSVP required. Open to Harvard faculty, fellows, staff, and students. Coffee and cookies will be served.

    Ambassador Clifford Sobel, former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil from 2006-2009, will discuss the recent elections in Brazil and what this means for the future of the country with Professor Nicholas Burns.

    Ambassador Clifford Sobel is a currently a Senior Partner at...

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    2018 Nov 14

    Present at the Creation… Again: The President, American Foreign Policy, and the World to Be

    4:15pm to 5:45pm

    Location: 

    Taubman Building, Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

    The Future of Diplomacy Project is hosting a seminar with Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, Ambassador Thomas Shannon, Jr. who will speak about his experience from inside the State Department in the first year of President Trump's presidency and about current American foreign policy. Ambassador Shannon was U.S. Ambassador to Brazil from 2010-2013 and was also Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs from 2005 to 2009.

    This event is open to the public. Coffee and cookies will be served.

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    2018 Nov 13

    Lawyers, Guns, and Money: Brazilian State Formation in Comparative Perspective

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Anthony Pereira, Director, King's Brazil Institute, King's College London 

    The Brazilian state in the 21st century appears to be a curious combination of high and low capacity. For example, it collects roughly 35 percent of GDP in tax revenue and coordinates the commanding heights of the economy in the service of domestic industry and export promotion. It also has sophisticated agencies at the central level to administer social policy, and robust accountability institutions. But it appears to be a low capacity state when it comes to the...

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    2018 Nov 08

    Developing and Testing an Attenuated Tetravalent Vaccine Against Dengue

    1:05pm to 1:50pm

    Location: 

    GHP Building 1 Room 1208, Harvard School of Public Health

    Speaker: Jorge Kalil, 2018-2019 CAPES Distinguished Visiting Professor, Harvard University; Professor and Head of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, University of Sao Paulo

    There are over 300 million cases of dengue worldwide per year. Some are serious and even fatal. The disease burden occurs in tropical and subtropical areas, including Florida. There is no treatment and the licensed vaccine does not provide the proper protection. NIH, in collaboration with Brazilian institutions, has been developing a tetravalent attenuated dengue vaccine. Brazil is...

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    2018 Nov 08

    Popular Revolts, Citizenship and State Building in 19th Century Brazil

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Monica D. Dantas, Ruth Cardoso Visiting Associate Professor, Columbia University; Associate Professor, Brazilian Studies Institute and Social History Graduate Program, University of São Paulo

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

    Contrary to what has been repeated for the past decades, Brazil’s Second Reign was not an age of peace and tranquility. If historians have duly recorded the great number of rebellions and upheavals that rattled the country...

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    2018 Nov 01

    What was Dangerous About it? The Formation and Subversion of a Brazilian Androgynous Group (1972-1975)

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Benito Bisso Schmidt, PhD in History, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP); Professor, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

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

    The talk discusses the career of the Brazilian androgynous group called Dzi Croquettes and the threat they posed to the Brazilian dictatorship.

    Benito Bisso Schmidt was born in Cruz Alta, in southern Brazil, in 1970. He has been a professor at the...

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