Events

    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.

    Vazante

    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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    2017 Sep 21

    Economic Reforms and Perspectives for Brazil

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Fabio Kanczuk, Secretary of Economic Policy, Brazilian Ministry of Finance 

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

    Fabio Kanczuk is Electronic Engineer “Magna cum Laude” from ITA (Aeronautic Technological Institute) holds a Ph.D. in Economics from UCLA and a post-doctorate from Harvard University. His academic work was published in international journals as Journal of International Economics Review of Economic Dynamics Journal of Development...

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    2017 Sep 14

    Air Quality and Climate in the Central Amazon

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Speaker: Scot T. Martin, Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering; Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University

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

    Professor Martin leads a research group at Harvard University that addresses scientific problems engineering challenges and technical breakthroughs in the atmospheric sciences especially as related to the roles of particulate matter in air quality climate and atmospheric...

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