Events

    2018 Apr 12

    The Demand for Research Information Among Brazilian Policymakers

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Gautam Rao, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Harvard University

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

    What sorts of research findings do policymakers demand? What is the impact of providing them with such information? We answer these questions using experiments with mayors in Brazil.

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    2018 Apr 06

    The Brazil Conference at Harvard and MIT

    9:00am to 6:00pm

    The Brazil Conference at Harvard & MIT is an annual event held in April and is organized by the Brazilian student community in the Great Boston Area since its inception in 2015. It takes place at both Harvard and MIT and has an ultimate goal of promoting a forum including both leaders and representatives of Brazil, with a mission of unfolding innovative solutions for the country's future.

    The event, initially designed in 2014 by Brazilian undergraduate students, was the culmination of a movement that wanted to bring to Boston — a city famed for educational brilliance —,...

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    2018 Apr 05

    Overcoming Inequalities: The Potential and Challenges of New Education Policies in Brazil

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    camila_pereiraSpeaker: Camila Pereira, Education Policy Director, Lemann Foundation

    Moderators: Paola Uccelli, Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Katherine K. Merseth, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education

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    2018 Mar 29

    Personal Vote, Local Vote, and District Vote: Electoral Concentration in Brazil, 1994-2014

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    george_avelinoSpeaker: George Avelino, Associate Professor, Department of Social and Legal Sciences, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-RJ)

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

    The presentation...

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    2018 Mar 01

    Language and Cognitive Development of Children in Brazil: Salvador and Natal

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: Gigi Luk, Associate Professor of Education, Harvard University and Nadine Gaab, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard University

    The study of child development in Brazil offers an opportunity to broaden our understanding on cultural variations. In this talk, we will share our past and ongoing projects conducted in Brazil on language, cognition, and literacy. Their work has focused on using behavioral and neuroimaging methods to examine language and literacy in children.

    Nadine Gaab received a PhD...

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    2017 Nov 30

    Harvesting Influence: The Building of the Bancada Ruralista from the Constituinte to Today

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Belén Fernández Milmanda, PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University

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

    Belén Fernández Milmanda will be presenting the Brazilian chapter of my dissertation which studies how rural elites organize to influence policy-making in contemporary Latin America. She will be focusing on the case of the Bancada Ruralista and how they have evolved to become one of the most powerful groups in the Brazilian Congress...

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    2017 Nov 21

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

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    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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    2017 Nov 13

    Vazante Film Screening

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Film screening of Vazante (2017) with director Daniela Thomas. A critically acclaimed tragedy set in early 19th century colonial Brazil.

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    2017 Nov 02

    Brazil's Aesthetic Condition: João Cabral de Melo Neto on Poetry and Society

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Nathaniel Wolfson, College Fellow, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

    In the post-war years, the poet João Cabral de Melo Neto reflected on the state of literature in Brazil and in particular the question of how poetry can...

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    2017 Oct 12

    Brazil Between Reality and Fiction: Macunaíma and the Cultural Heritage of the Anthropophagy Movement

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Sonia Netto Salomão, Professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Language and Literature, Sapienza University of Rome

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

    The lecture illustrates the synthesis of foreign visions of Brazil and their influence on the Brazilian construction of identity best summarized in Macunaíma the novel which is a specific example of the coming together of literature history and theory. Sonia Netto Salomão has been a Full...

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