Events

    Varieties of Capitalism and Sub-Types of Populism: Reflections on Latin America and Europe

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    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Kenneth Roberts, Richard J. Schwartz Professor of Government at Cornell University

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government at Harvard University

    Many scholars have drawn distinctions between left-leaning, so-called “inclusionary” populism in Latin America and right-wing “exclusionary” populism in Europe. The recent rise of left populisms in the aftermath of Southern Europe’s financial crisis, however, has strong parallels to the Latin American experience, and it casts doubt on any...

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    From Sandinismo to Orteguismo: the new-look FSLN and authoritarian regression in Nicaragua

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Speaker: Mateo Jarquín, PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

    Today most historic Sandinista leaders oppose current president Daniel Ortega. This talk shows how a much-...

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

    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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    Unlocking the State’s Front Door: Principled Commitment NGOs and Environmental Rights in Argentina and Colombia

    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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    The Long Run Effects of Agricultural Productivity Shocks: Irrigation and Structural Change in Mexico

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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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    Living in Fear: The Dynamics of Criminal Extortion in Mexico's Drug War

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Beatriz Magaloni, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science; Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

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