Events

    Día de los Muertos: Peabody Museum Open House and Evening Celebration

    Location: 

    Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

    Remember and celebrate your departed loved ones at this year’s Día de los Muertos altar savor traditional Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto and enjoy a presentation by Harvard Professor Davíd Carrasco as part of this festive evening of music and community.

    Free and open to the public. Reservations required. R

    eservation includes museum entrance Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto and access to a special presentation by Harvard Professor Davíd Carrasco. Learn more about the Day of the Dead altar in the Encounters with the Americas gallery...

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    The Border Wall: Life and Injury on the Frontlines

    Location: 

    Peabody Museum, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

    Speaker: Ieva Jusionyte, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Social Studies, Department of Anthropology and Committee on Degrees in Social Studies; Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

    The idea of building a wall on the U.S./Mexico border serves as a potent symbol across the political spectrum—a means of assuaging social and economic anxieties by placing them onto a remote frontier. Ieva Jusionyte will consider how an anthropological analysis of the state borders and security can help people understand the...

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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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