Events

    2021 Oct 06

    Democratic Innovation: The Role of Direct Democracy / Innovaciones democráticas: el rol de la democracia directa

    9:00am

    9:00 am EDT / 10:00 am Chile

    For a recording of this event in English, please click here.

    For a recording of this event in Spanish, please click here.

    Welcoming Remarks: Steve Levitsky, Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS); Professor of Government, Harvard University;...

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    2021 Oct 05

    The Geography of State Power: Political Antagonism and Partisan Statebuilding in Colombia and Mexico

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Why do states develop more effective authority in some parts of their territory and domains of governance than in others? The Geography of State Power attributes contemporary variation in the state’s ability in Mexico and Colombia to perform such core functions as taxation, coercion, and public service provision within its borders to the historical lines of political conflict – religious in...

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    2021 Oct 05

    Disruptions to Educational Opportunity in Latin America: Primary and Secondary Education During Covid-19

    9:00am to 10:15am


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    Speakers: Cristián Bellei, Associate Researcher, Center for Advanced Research in Education, and Professor of Sociology, University of Chile; Sergio Cárdenas, Professor of Public Administration, CIDE; Antonio Madero-Fundación México en Harvard Visiting Scholar, DRCLAS, Harvard University; Claudia Costin, Founder and Director, Center for Excellence and Innovation in Education...

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    2021 Sep 30

    Student Info Session: Puerto Rico Winter Institute

    4:00pm to 5:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Come learn about the DRCLAS Puerto Rico Winter Institute (PRWI) to be held January 2022 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    PRWI is a two-week seminar in collaboration with the College of Humanities at the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras (UPR) and the 2022 will focus on Food Sovereignty and Agriculture. Students from all Harvard...

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    2021 Sep 28

    Mexico's Mid-term Elections & New Balances of Power

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Mexico's July 2021 mid-term elections were seen as a key test of strength between the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) and its opponents. What are the election’s consequences, both for the AMLO government’s agenda and for Mexican democracy?

    Speakers: Denisse Dresser, Political analyst and columnist; Professor of Political...

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    2021 Sep 28

    Rethinking Malaria in the Context of COVID–19: Malaria Governance, Integrated Service Delivery, Training & Capacity Building for Malaria

    Repeats every day until Wed Sep 29 2021 .
    9:00am to 11:30am

    9:00am to 11:30am


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    In keeping with a longstanding academic tradition, multidisciplinary perspectives from diverse stakeholders and discussants will be offered in a neutral and inclusive learning environment during this 2-day, public webinar. Q&A will be available during portions of the proceedings for broader engagement. Together, we will identify and discuss actions—including some of...

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    2021 Sep 24

    Guantánamo, Cuba and the Arts

    12:00pm


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    Speaker: Esther Whitfield, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies at Brown University
    Moderated by: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics; Professor of African and African American Studies, Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Chair, Cuba Studies Program

    This paper proposes...

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    2021 Sep 23

    Social-emotional and Holistic Education as a Means to Transform Learning

    2:00pm

    3:00 pm Chile Time
    This event is virtual and will be held in Spanish with simultaneous English translation. To register, click here.

    The 4th #AprendoEnCasa Learning Lab International Conference

    The #AprendoenCasa Learning Laboratory is a space for conferences and workshops guided by leading professors from Harvard University and experts from the region, with tools to inspire,...

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    2021 Sep 22

    Muchos Méxicos: Virtual Exhibition Preview and Conversation

    6:00pm to 7:15pm


    This event is virtual and will be held with simultaneous translation between English and Spanish. To register, click here.

    Speakers: Davíd Carrasco, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America, Harvard University; Maria Luisa Parra-Velasco, Senior Preceptor in Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University; Octavio Murillo,...

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    2021 Sep 22

    Mexico Seminar: Los Otros: Race, Norms, Corruption and Immigration in Mexico

    6:00pm to 7:15pm


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    Speakers: Pablo Yankelevich, Professor and Chair, Center for Historical Studies, El Colegio de México; José C. Moya, Professor of History, Barnard College
    Moderated by: Diane Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

    Join us for a discussion of Pablo Yankelevich’s acclaimed book Los Otros...

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    2021 Sep 22

    “Revistas culturales latinoamericanas, recorte y globalización de la cultura en la primera mitad del siglo XX”

    5:30pm to 7:00pm

    This event is part of Harvard-UAI Collaborative Research Discoveries in Chile Series and will be held in Spanish. This event is virtual and will be held at 6:30pm Santiago de Chile time. To register, click here

    Speaker: Antonia Viu, Directora Departamento de Literatura, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
    Moderated by: Mariano Siskind...

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    2021 Sep 21

    The State of Democracy in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Latin America has been buffeted by economic crisis, soaring crime rates, major corruption scandals, and a devastating pandemic. These crises have threatened democracies across much of the region. DRCLAS has assembled four prominent scholars of Latin American politics to evaluate the state of democracy in the region. How serious are contemporary threats to Latin American democracies? What are the...

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    2021 Sep 20

    Info Session: Student Opportunities at DRCLAS

    4:00pm to 5:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Interested in engaging with Latin America this year? Come to the virtual DRCLAS Info Session to learn how you can get involved in the region! Gain internship experience, study, or participate in experiential learning through immersive programs and funding opportunities.

    This Info Session will cover details about the following...

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    2021 Sep 17

    ALARI Seminar Series Inauguration Lecture with Aurora Vergara: Afro-Colombian Studies in the Year of Freedom (2021) / Estudios Afrocolombianos en el año de la libertad (2021)

    12:00pm to 2:00pm


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    2021 was declared the Year of Freedom by the Colombian Ministry of Culture. It commemorates 200 years of the law of freedom of the bellies and 170 years of abolishing slavery in the country. This context coincides with the second year of the COVID19 pandemic and the wave of social mobilizations of April 28 - July 28. In...

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    2021 Sep 15

    Imagining Collective Futures in the Amazon

    12:00pm to 1:15pm


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    The extraction of natural resources in the Amazon only continues to increase, resulting in a record number of land-related conflicts, deforestation, and murders of environmental defenders, disproportionately affecting Indigenous and peasant populations. At the same time, scientists continue to warn of the potential collapse of Amazon ecosystem, which would have catastrophic global impacts. What futures...

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    2021 Sep 14

    Prospects for Post-COVID Economic Recovery in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    The economic toll of the Covid crisis on Latin America has been catastrophic. According to The Economist, whereas global GDP contracted by 3% last year, that of Latin America and the Caribbean fell on average by 7%, the worst of any region tracked by the IMF. Lengthy lockdowns have contributed to the exacerbation of poverty and inequality, and school closures...

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