Events

    2021 Jun 16

    The New Constitution and the Chilean Economy: A Break with the Past? / Nueva Constitución y economía chilena: ¿una ruptura con el pasado?

    9:30am to 10:30am

    ET / Chile Time

    This event is part of the Academic Forum for the New Constitution in Chile. It will be held in Spanish with simultaneous English translation. To register, click here.

    Welcoming Remarks: Steve Levitsky, Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and Professor of Government,...

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    2021 Jun 10

    The Education that Comes: Redesigning Our Practices to Ensure Learning

    4:00pm


    This event is virtual and will be held in Spanish. To register, click here.

    Speakers: Katherine Merseth, Specialist in teacher training, school improvement in vulnerable contexts and effective classroom practices, Harvard University; Patricia Vazquez, Director of international cooperation at Radix, Former Deputy Minister of Education of Puebla...

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    2021 May 24

    The runoff election and the future of Peru // La segunda vuelta presidencial y el futuro del Perú

    5:00pm


    This event is virtual and will be held in Spanish with simultaneous English translation. 

    Speakers: Betssy Chavez, congresista-electa (Tacna) de Perú Libre, el partido del candidato Pedro Castillo; Fernando Rospigliosi, ex-Ministro del interior y miembro del equipo de campaña de la candidata Keiko Fujimori
    Moderated by: Victoria Murillo, Professor of Political Science at Columbia (ILAS) & Steve Levitsky, Professor of Government at Harvard (DRCLAS)

    Join us for a conversation on the runoff election on the...

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    2021 May 21

    Art, Activism, Censorship: A Conversation with Tania Bruguera

    12:00pm


    This event is virtual. To view the recording, click here

    Speaker: Tania Bruguera, artist and activist
    Moderated by: Doris Sommer, Ira Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; Director, Cultural Agents Initiative; Karina Ascunce González, Harvard College '22; Co-President of Cuban-American Undergraduate Students Association (CAUSA); Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert...

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    2021 May 10

    Belmont World Film presents the Cuban film AGOSTO. New England Film Premiere

    7:30pm


    This event is virtual, to join click here.

    A Cuban teenager, the primary caretaker for his beloved grandmother, develops his first crush during the summer of 1994, when the collapse of the Soviet Union and the ensuing shortage of food, supplies, and electricity compel people to make the perilous journey to the US by boat. Set in the director's rural hometown of Gibara and loosely based on his...

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    2021 May 05

    Why Architecture Belongs in the Museum: Patricio Del Real

    5:00pm to 6:00pm


    This event is virtual. To view the recording, click here

    Speaker: Patricio del Real, Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University
    Moderated by: Cristina Lopez Uribe, Professor of Architecture, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

    Why Architecture Belongs in the Museum | The Politics of Display and the Display of Politics:...

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    2021 May 05

    Guest Lecture on Afro-Latin American Studies with Paulina Alberto (University of Michigan): Black Legend: The Extraordinary Raúl Grigera and New Stories of Afro-Argentina

    12:00pm to 2:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speaker: Paulina L. Alberto, Associate Professor in the Departments of History and of Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan
    Moderated by: Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and African and African American Studies, Co-Director of the Harvard...

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    2021 May 04

    Why should you care about the Convention's regulation? / ¿Por qué debería importarle el reglamento de la Convención?

    6:30pm to 8:00pm

    ET / Chile Time

    This event is part of the Academic Forum for the New Constitution in Chile. It will be held in Spanish with simultaneous English translation. To view the English recording, click here. To view the Spanish recording, click...

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    2021 Apr 30

    ALARI Seminar Series with Danielle Boaz and Umi Vaughan: "Making/Erasing Africana Religions: Brazil at the Crossroads of Heritage and Intolerance"

    12:00pm to 1:30pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speakers: Danielle N. Boaz, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Stuart Hall Fellow, Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research at Harvard University (2019-2020); Umi Vaughan, Scholar and Artist

    Many Candomblé communities in Brazil trace...

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    2021 Apr 29

    Carnival in the Caribbean: Pleasure, Healing, and Liberation

    3:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here

    The West Indies, and the Caribbean as a whole, are well-known for Carnival, a beautiful and cultural celebration. However, beyond the surface, there is so much there: cultural pride and affirmation, healing, community-building, solidarity, and so on. In particular, we are looking at how Carnival can be an affirming community and space for LGBTQ+ peoples as its celebrations, embracing of diversity...

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    2021 Apr 27

    Reforming Chile’s Constitution: The Debate over Social and Ethnic Rights

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. It will be held in English with simultaneous Spanish interpretation. To view the recording, click here

    Speakers: Veronica Figueroa Huencho, Associate Professor at the Institute of Public Affairs, University of Chile; Daniel Brinks, Professor of Government and of Law, UT Texas at Austin; Rossana Castiglioni, Professor of Political Science, Universidad...

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    2021 Apr 26

    Iris Kantor, University of São Paulo “Portuguese Transatlantic Slave Trade and the History of Cartography”

    6:00pm to 8:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speaker: Iris Kantor, Professor, University of São Paulo

    Join us for a talk on modern cartography and its ties to slavetrade with Prof Íris Kantor, University of São Paulo.

    Presented in collaboration with the Department of...

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    2021 Apr 21

    Why Architecture Belongs in the Museum: Valentina Moimas

    5:00pm to 6:00pm


    This event is virtual and will be held in Spanish with simultaneous English translation. To view the recording, click here

    Speaker: Valentina Moimas, Curator, Architectural Collections, Centre Pompidou
    Moderated by: Carolina Sepúlveda, Professor of Architecture, MARQ, Universidad Católica de Chile

    This conversation series is part of...

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    2021 Apr 20

    Votes, Drugs, and Violence: The Political Logic of Criminal Wars in Mexico

    12:00pm to 1:20pm

    To watch the recording, please click here

    Speakers: Sandra Ley, Assistant Professor of Political Studies, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE); Guillermo Trejo, Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame
    Discussant: Kaitlyn Chriswell, PhD Candidate in Government, Harvard University
    Moderated by: Alisha Holland, Associate Professor of Government...

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    2021 Apr 16

    Liberation Literacies: At the Intersection of Language, Race, and Power

    5:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    We are planning a series to bring together academics to talk about the connection between identity development and language. Our goal is to bring in scholars, educators, and students to talk about how important it is for students of minoritized backgrounds--emphasizing Latinx students, to engage with curricula that affirms their linguistic heritage. These...

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    2021 Apr 16

    Art, Activism, Censorship: A Conversation with Tania Bruguera

    12:00pm

    Speaker: Tania Bruguera, artist and activist
    Moderated by: Doris Sommer, Ira Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; Director of Graduate Studies in Spanish, Harvard University; Karina Ascunce González, Harvard College '22; Co-President of Cuban-American Undergraduate Students Association (CAUSA); Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics; Professor of African and African American Studies and of History, Harvard University

    Presented in collaboration...

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