Events

    2020 Feb 06

    Political Intermediation in the Digital Age: Is There A Way Out of Populism?

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    L-382 (Khan Room), Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street

    Speaker: Miguel Lago, Lecturer of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Executive Director, Institute for Health Policy Studies

    Moderator: Nathalie Gazzaneo, MPP candidate, HKS.

    The rise of populism is directly connected to the crisis of trust in political parties, mainstream media and trade unions. But it is also connected to the emergence of social media, where intermediaries tend do be removed in different activities. Therefore, is there still room for political intermediation in the digital...

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    2020 Feb 04

    Brazil Under Bolsonaro: Brasil Acima de Tudo, Deus Acima de Todos

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S-250

    Speaker: Amy Erica Smith, Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Professor and Associate Professor of Political Science, Iowa State University               

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

    How have Brazilian society and politics changed in Jair Bolsonaro's first year in the presidency? In rhetoric and style, Bolsonaro has intensified culture war politics, setting his camp up for Manichean battles against perceived enemies who range from the...

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    2020 Jan 31

    MX Conference 2020

    Fri - Sat, Jan 31 to Feb 1, 12:00pm - 8:15pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Law School (Jan 31); Harvard Kennedy School (Feb 1)
    The MX Conference is a student-run initiative at Harvard University that aims to bring Mexico to the forefront of an interdisciplinary conversation. It establishes a space for the community, and everyone interested, to learn, understand, debate and contrast ideas around Mexico. It is a non profit effort to bring high quality speakers to as many students as possible, ticket... Read more about MX Conference 2020
    2020 Jan 30

    The Legacy of Dominicanidad: A Symposium on the Work of Lorgia García Peña

    9:15am to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street

    This symposium will highlight the wide-ranging impact of Lorgia García-Peña's scholarship, particularly her acclaimed 2016 book, The Borders of Dominicanidad: Race, Nation, and Archives of Contradiction. Distinguished speakers will reflect on the significance of her work for multiple fields, including Latinx Studies, Black Studies, and Women and Gender Studies, as well as for the theme of this year's Charles Warren Center fellowship, The Past, Present, and Future of Ethnic Studies. This event will be live-streamed at warrencenter.fas.harvard.edu.

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    2020 Jan 23

    Cancer Drug Expenditure in Chile

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Av. DagHammarskjold 3269, 3er piso, Vitacura

    Speaker: Verónica Vargas, Economista especializada en Salud y Políticas Públicas, DRCLAS Luksic Visiting Scholar en 2018

    El cáncer se ha transformado recientemente en la principal causa de muerte en Chile. Para su tratamiento, el acceso a medicamentos efectivos es esencial. Esta presentación, entrega los resultados de una investigación publicada recientemente sobre el gasto en medicamentos, en el contexto de políticas públicas que han intentado expandir su acceso. 

    Verónica Vargas fue DRCLAS Luksic...

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    2020 Jan 21

    International Seminar with Richard Elmore: ecosiSTEAM

    8:30am to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Avenida Dag Hammarskjold 3269, Vitacura

    Speaker: Richard Elmore (HSGE), Saba Ghole, Co-Founder NuVu Studio (MIT, Harvard Education Lab)

    As part of the US Embassy Grant, ecosiSTEAM implementation workshops will be held across the country.

    Presented in collaboration with the US Embassy and Ministry of Education. To read about EcosiSTEAM's current and past work, click here

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    2020 Jan 20

    Richard Elmore: Education in Times of Crisis

    5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Auditorio Matrix Consulting, Avda. Presidente Riesco N° 5435 Piso 19, Las Condes

    Speaker: Richard Elmore, académico de la Facultad de Educación de la U. de Harvard y miembro de la Academia Nacional de Educación de Estados Unidos
    Richard Elmore realizará una visita a Santiago en el marco del proyecto ecosiSTEAM, un trabajo colaborativo entre la Oficina Regional de la Universidad de Harvard, con el apoyo de la Embajada de Estados Unidos en Chile, y un equipo de destacados expertos en educación, innovación y STEAM cuyo objetivo es promover una educación que integre disciplinas y transforme la forma...

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    2019 Dec 02

    Sorting Out the Mixed Economy: The Rise and Fall of Welfare Developmental States in the Americas

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Book Store,1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

    Speaker: Amy C. Offner, Assistant Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania
    Moderator: Kirsten Weld, Professor of History, Harvard University

    In the years after 1945, a flood of U.S. advisors swept into Latin America with dreams of building a new economic order and lifting the Third World out of poverty. These businessmen, economists, community workers, and architects went south with the gospel of the New Deal on their lips, but Latin American realities soon revealed unexpected possibilities within the New Deal itself. In...

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    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 19

    Security Matters: Evidence from Brazil, Colombia and Mexico

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216

    Speakers: Graham Denyer Willis, Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge; Annette Idler, Visiting Scholar WCFIA, Harvard University; Director of Studies of the Changing Character of War Centre, University of Oxford

    Moderator: Diane Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, Graduate School of Design

    Graham Denyer Willis is University Senior Lecturer in Development and Latin American Studies in the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University, and Fellow of...

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    2019 Nov 19

    A new approach in peacebuilding: the role of the private sector in the reintegration of Colombia’s excombatants

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250

    Speaker: Juana García Duque, Associate Professor at the Business School, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia; Santo Domingo Visiting Scholar, DRCLAS
    Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

    The current Colombian context presents various challenges for peacebuilding, specifically regarding the reintegration and reincorporation of former combatants from illegal armed groups into civil society. The reintegration of ex-combatants implies a complex process that includes,...

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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 12

    Torture as a method of criminal prosecution: Democratization, Criminal Justice Reform, and the Mexican Drug War

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250

    Speaker: Beatriz Magaloni, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
    Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

    A criminal trial is likely the most signicant interaction a citizen will ever have with the state; its conduct and adherence to norms of fairness bear directly on the quality of government, extent of democratic consolidation, and human...

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