Events

    2019 Nov 25

    Enforcing and Protecting Rights in a Federal Context. The case of Argentina´s Domestic Violence Laws

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216

    Speaker: Catalina Smulovitz, Vicerrectora, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
    Moderator: Kathryn Sikkink, Ryan Family Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

    How rights are protected and implemented in a federal context? The purpose of this presentation is to analyze the impact that federalism has on the way laws are defined, legal representation is supplied and resources for implementation are allocated at the local level. Analysis focus on the implementation of domestic violence laws in the Argentinian provinces...

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    2019 Nov 18

    A Congress Dissolved in Peru: Causes and Consequences

    6:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S020

    Speaker: Salvador del Solar, former Minister of Culture (2016-2017) and former Prime Minister of Peru (2019)
    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government

    On the afternoon of Sept. 30, 2019, Peru's President Martin Vizcarra dissolved congress amid political controversy and broad popular support. The outcome of a long confrontation between the two branches of government has transformed the Peruvian political landscape, and the future looks uncertain. This event will feature a talk by a key actor in this process, ex Prime...

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    2019 Nov 14

    Ghosts of Sheridan Circle: How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet’s Terror State to Justice

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216

    Speaker: Alan McPherson, Professor of History, Temple University

    Moderator: Kirsten Weld, Professor of History, Harvard University

    Historian Alan McPherson of Temple University will discuss his new book about the 1976 assassination of Chilean Orlando Letelier and U.S. citizen Ronni Moffitt, which took two decades to prosecute, transformed human rights, democracy, and counterterrorism in the United States and Chile, and helped end the Pinochet regime.

    Alan McPherson is Freaney Professor of History and...

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    2019 Nov 05

    Proyecto Pretextos En Rionegro, Antioquia, Colombia

    4:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Pre-Texts, a pedagogical protocol aimed at strengthening literacy skills, innovation, and citizenship, has reached a total of 1650 people since November 2018 in Rionegro and is a valuable example of a successful community cultural interventions. Five of the participants from the Subsecretary of Family Welfare in Rionegro will speak at Harvard on November 5th to discuss their reflections on the implementation of the Pre-Texts methodology in Rionegro.

    Presented in collaboration with Harvard Colombian Student Society and Cultural Agents Initiative

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    2019 Sep 17

    Hybrid Regimes within Democracies: Argentina's Subnational Rentier States in Comparative Perspective

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Carlos Gervasoni, Associate Professor of Political Science, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
    Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

    Sitting PresidentBoth democratic and not-very-democratic (or...
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    2019 May 07

    Amazonia and Our Planetary Futures: A Conference on Climate Change

    Tue - Wed, May 7 to May 8, 9:30am - 12:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S010), 1730 Cambridge Street

    Climate change is one of the most important long-term threats for the future of our societies. Solutions are complex, depending not only on engineering and policy, but also on imagination and public will towards alternative forms of inhabiting the planet. Latin America, home to the largest rainforest areas in the world, is both at risk of environmental catastrophe and a key region in which models for thriving bioeconomies based on rainforests can evolve. This symposium will bring together experts and leaders from the US and Latin America to discuss the past, present and future of...

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    2019 Apr 18

    Book Discussion: Guerrilla Marketing and Managing Multiculturalism in Colombia

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Guerrilla Marketing: Counterinsurgency and Capitalism in Colombia

    A new book, Guerrilla Marketing, details the Colombian government’s efforts to transform Marxist guerrilla fighters in the FARC into consumer citizens. Alexander L. Fattal shows how the market has become one of the principal grounds on which counterinsurgency warfare is waged and postconflict futures are imagined in Colombia. This layered case study illuminates a larger phenomenon: the convergence of marketing and militarism in the twenty-first century. Taking a global view of...

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    2019 Apr 16

    Gone with the wind? Exploring Fujimorismo’s decay in contemporary Peru

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Alberto Vergara, Professor of Social and Political Sciences, Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Peru)

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

    Political parties are usually depicted as indispensable for democracies. However, Latin American history does not lack of instances of parties playing against democracy. Observing the case of Fuerza Popular (the Peruvian Fujimorista party) will allow us to analyze the ways how a political vehicle might...

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    2019 Apr 13

    Memories on/for a future reconciliation

    1:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Authors:
    Renato Cisneros, author of “La distancia que nos separa”
    José Carlos Agüero, author of “Los rendidos: Sobre el don de perdonar” (via Skype)
    Lurgio Gavilán, author of “Memorias de un soldado desconocido”

    Respondents: 
    Alexandra Hibbett, Universidad Católica, Perú
    Alberto Vergara, Universidad del Pacífico, Perú

    The wounds inflicted by the protracted civil war Peru faced between 1980 and the early 2000s have proven hard to heal. After twenty years...

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    2019 Apr 12

    Paraguay Conference 2019: Beyond Perceptions

    Fri - Sat, Apr 12 to Apr 13, 7:00pm - 7:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street

    The Paraguay Conference 2019: Beyond Perceptions is an initiative of the Harvard Paraguayan Students Association, a new university-wide student organization composed of Paraguayan and international students interested in Paraguayan national development.The organization brings together students, scholars and practitioners within the Harvard community and at neighboring universities in the greater Boston area to explore interdisciplinary topics of strategic importance in Paraguay.

    The event will convene an international audience of representatives from public institutions,...

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    2019 Apr 09

    Non-Policy Politics: Richer Voters, Poorer Voters, and the Diversification of Electoral Strategies (book presentation)

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: María Victoria Murillo, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Columbia University

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

    This book focuses on the non-policy benefits that voters consider when deciding their vote. In addition to proposing policies, parties deliver non-policy benefits, such as competent economic management, constituency service, and patronage. This book provides a unified view of how politicians...

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