Events

    2018 Mar 21

    HAPS Speaker Series: A Conversation with Beatriz Merino, Peru’s first female prime minister and the first female prime minister in Latin America

    5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    L-332 Deland, 3rd Floor of Littauer Building of Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy Street

    Speaker: Beatriz Merinoformer Prime Minister of Peru

    Beatriz Merino was the first female Prime Minister of Peru and the first female prime minister in Latin America. She held office between June 2003 and December 2003. She also served as Peru’s national ombudsman from September 2005 until March 2011. Before serving as Prime Minister, Ms. Merino served as Senator from 1990-1992 and Congresswoman from 1995-2000. During that time, she served as President of the Environmental Committee and the Women's Rights Committee....

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    2018 Mar 06

    Venezuela: The Survival Strategies of an Authoritarian Regime

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: Javier Corrales, Professor of Political Science, Amherst College; Risa Grais-Targow, Eurasia Group, Lead coverage of Venezuela Ecuador Central America and the Caribbean; and David Smilde, Senior Fellow at WOLA specializing in Venezuela and Professor of Human Relations Tulane University

    Moderator: Steve Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

    Javier Corrales is Dwight W. Morrow 1895 professor of Political Science at Amherst College in Amherst Massachusetts. He obtained his Ph.D. in political...

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    2018 Feb 13

    In the Shadow of Recognition: Conflict, Identity and Resources in the Andes

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Lorenza FontanaSpeaker: Lorenza B. Fontana, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Research Associate, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Politics and International Studies, Open University

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of...

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    2017 Dec 04

    Harvard Association of Peruvian Students presents Electronic Money Microcredit and Ultra Microcredit in Latin America - What Works and What Doesn't?

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Weil Town Hall 1st Floor of Belfer Building of Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy Street , Cambridge

    Speaker: Daniel Schydlowsky, Former Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Scholar, DRCLAS (2009-2010)

    Daniel Schydlowsky will discuss financial inclusion initiatives being implemented around the world with a particular focus on Latin America. The conversation will focus on describing the products that have been launched and analyzing why the same products have done well in some countries and failed in others. Mr. Schydlowsky most recently served as Steering Committee Chair of Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) a network of 120+ policymaking and regulatory...

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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 17

    The Origins of Narcotrafficking: Mexico and Colombia in Comparative Perspective

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: Lina Britto, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Northwestern University; Froylan Enciso, CIDE; Senior Analyst, Crisis Group Mexico

    For the last half a century Mexico and Colombia have been ground zeros of the problematic drug trade that connects North and South America in a murderous circuit of profits and politics. This talk addresses the local regional national and transnational origins of the illegal business in both countries in a comparative manner that highlights similarities differences and connections in a historical perspective....

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    2017 Nov 14

    Art [...] Architecture: Latin GSD & Women in Design present Ingrid Moye, Daniela Rivera, and Cazú Zegers

    6:30pm

    Location: 

    Piper Auditorium, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
    Art [...] Architecture is part of the Latin.A series, a collaboration between Women in Design and Latin GSD, and a joint effort with A.Chronology and the FortyK Gallery at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. ...
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    2017 Nov 14

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

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    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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    2017 Oct 05

    The Struggle for the Past: How We Construct Social Memory

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: Elizabeth Jelin, Senior Researcher, CONICET Argentina and Professor Doctoral Program in the Social Sciences IDES-UNGS ; Kathryn Sikkink, Professor of Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Kimberly Theidon, Henry J. Leir Professor of International Humanitarian Studies, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

    Moderator: Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Brazil Studies, Harvard Kennedy School

    Noted sociologist and pioneer of studies about historical memory human rights and politics Elizabeth Jelin...

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    2017 Sep 27

    VASI: Amazonian Vision for an Integrated Sustainability: Building Long Term Opportunities for Collaborative, Community-Based Research in the Amazon

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: Edgardo Gomez Pisco, VASI's Local Facilitator; Nancy M. Dammann, PhD, VASI's International Facilitator

    Moderator: Ned Strong, Executive Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

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    2017 Sep 25

    The Maritime Dispute Before the International Court of Justice: The Bolivian Arguments

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Carlos Diego Mesa, Former President of Bolivia (2003-2005); International Spokesman of the Bolivian Maritime Cause in The Hague

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University 

    For more than a century the diplomatic relationships between Bolivia and Chile have been conditioned by the Pacific war (1879-1883) where Bolivia and Peru confronted Chile. As a product of the war Bolivia lost access to the Pacific Ocean. This country has not renounced to the right of regaining sovereign access...

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