Events

    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


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


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    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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    Carnival in the Caribbean: Pleasure, Healing, and Liberation


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


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


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

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


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    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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    Art, Activism, Censorship: A Conversation with Tania Bruguera

    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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    Justicia Restaurativa en Colombia y las Humanidades / Restorative Justice in Colombia and the Humanities


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

    Speakers: Roberto Carlos Vidal López, Magistrado del Tribunal para la Paz y Profesor investigador-Pontificia...

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    2021 Apr 14

    Brazil Conference at Harvard & MIT

    Repeats every weekday until Sat Apr 17 2021 .
    4:15pm to 9:00pm


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    A Brazil Conference ocorrerá entre os dias 11 e 17 de Abril. Com o intuito de levantar debates pertinentes para a sociedade brasileira como um todo, anualmente trazemos palestrantes especializados nos assuntos em questão, que divididos em diversos painéis contribuem para uma discussão organizada e com potencial para gerar frutos reais para o nosso país.

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    La segunda vuelta presidencial en Ecuador y el futuro de su democracia / The runoff election in Ecuador and the future of its democracy


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

    Speakers: Manuela Picq, Profesora en la Universidad de San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador; Diego Ordóñez, Doctor en Jurisprudencia, Legislador y Diputado Provincial por Pichincha; Franklin Ramirez, Investigador-Profesor en Flacso Ecuador

    Moderated by: ...

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    Colombian Conference 2021


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    In a broader sense, disruption is an interruption to the current state of things. It can also mean creating solutions for problems that have been historically overlooked, ignored, or have affected neglected populations. By focusing on unattended or previously non-existing problems, disruption leads to questioning conventional thinking and practices. In Colombia, both the pre-pandemic...

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    Popular Participation and the Making of Brazil's 1988 Constitution


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    Speaker: Dan McDonald, Postdoctoral Fellow, Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University; Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative Research Fellow
    Discussant: Victoria Langland, Associate Professor, University of Michigan
    Moderator: Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History and of African and African American Studies,...

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