Events

    2019 Nov 01

    Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos

    (All day)

    Location: 

    Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue

    Each year, the Peabody celebrates the Day of the Dead with a family event and fiesta and a temporary altar that remains on display for the month of November.

    Originating with the Aztecs, the Mexican Day of the Dead is a unique blend of Mesoamerican and Christian rituals. The holiday, which is celebrated on November 1 from 4-8pm, All Saints’ Day, is dedicated to adults;...

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    2019 Oct 23

    Curating Architecture Across the Americas: Spaces of Contact MX-US

    4:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: 
    José Esparza Chong Cuy, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Storefront for Art and Architecture
    Ruth Estévez, Co-founder, Executive Director and Curator, LIGA and Senior Curator-at-Large, The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University
    Julieta González, Artistic Director, Museo Jumex
    Sarah Herda, Director, Graham Foundation
    Michelle Millar Fisher, Curator, Contemporary Decorative Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    Zoë Ryan, John H. Bryan Chair and...

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    2019 Oct 22

    A Tweeted History of the 2019 Argentine Election: It's not fake news if we believe the thread

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Ernesto Calvo, Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland-College Park
    Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

    Social networks are today the primary source of political content among the unsteadily informed voters of Latin America. Much of the content, produced and published by traditional news organizations, caters to communities of partisans who activate posts among their peers. In this presentation,...

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    2019 Oct 21

    Environmental and Climate Science Under Attack: What is Happening in the Amazon?

    11:00am

    Location: 

    Harvard University Center for the Environment, MCZ 440

    Speakers
    Tasso Azevedo, General Coordinator, SEEG Network and MapBiomas; Affiliated Scholar, Brazil Lab, Princeton University
    Beto Veríssimo, Co-founder, Imazon; Director, Amazon Center for Entrepreneurship; Affiliated Scholar, Brazil Lab, Princeton University
    Gina McCarthy, former U.S. EPA Administrator, Director, C-CHANGE (Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    Moderator: Daniel Schrag, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology; Professor of Environmental...

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    2019 Oct 17

    The Aftermath of Zika in Brazil

    1:00pm

    Location: 

    GHP 12th floor conference room (SPH-1, 1208), 655 Huntington Ave, Boston

    Speaker: Debora Diniz, CLACS Visiting Scholar, Brown University

    Aftermath of Zika in BrazilWhile media attention about Zika has all but disappeared, there are still new cases being identified in Brazil, as well as other countries in the region such as Cuba and Venezuela.  However,...

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    2019 Oct 16

    A PROVOCATION: Joyelle McSweeney, Urayoán Noel + Ronaldo V. Wilson

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Forum Room, Lamont Library, 11 Quincy Street

    Speakers: Joyelle McSweeney, author of TOXICON
    Urayoán Noel, author of BUZZING HEMISPHERE/RUMOR HEMISFÉRICO
    Ronald V. Wilson, author of POEMS OF THE BLACK OBJECT

    A reading by three of the most dynamic and provocative performers in the genre: Joyelle McSweeney (author of TOXICON), Urayoán Noel (author of BUZZING HEMISPHERE/RUMOR HEMISFÉRICO), and Ronald V. Wilson (author of POEMS OF THE BLACK OBJECT). 

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    2019 Oct 15

    Cooperative Property Rights and Development: Evidence from Land Reform in El Salvador

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Eduardo Montero, Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Assistant Professor, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
    Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

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    2019 Oct 09

    ERRE: A conversation with Mexican artist Marcos Ramírez

    6:30pm

    Location: 

    Senior Common Room (Standish Hall), Winthrop House

    Speaker: Marcos Ramírez (ERRE), Artist

    Moderators: Doris Sommer, Ira and Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of African and African American Studies; José Falconi, Lecturer in Fine Arts, Brandeis University

    Artist Marcos Ramírez (ERRE) in conversation with Professor Doris Sommer, Ira and Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of African and African American Studies and José Falconi (Lecturer in Fine Arts, Brandeis University)

    Marcos Ramírez...

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    2019 Oct 09

    Occupying Schools, Occupying Land: How the Landless Workers Movement Transformed Brazilian Education

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Rebecca Tarlau, Assistant Professor of Education and of Labor and Employment Relations, Pennsylvania State University
    Moderator: Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, affiliated with Romance Languages and Literatures

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    2019 Oct 08

    Fall 2019 Matos Lecture: El Códice Florentino y la creación del Nuevo Mundo

    8:00pm

    Location: 

    Auditorio Jaime Torres Bodet, Museo Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Av. Paseo de la Reforma s/n, Polanco Ciudad de México

    Speaker: Diana Magaloni, Deputy Director, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

    headshot of Diana MagaloniDiana Magaloni will present El Códice Florentino y la Creación del Nuevo Mundo (The Florentine Codex and the Creation of the New World) Tuesday, October 8th, at 7 p.m. local time (8 p.m. EST) at the Jaime...

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    2019 Oct 08

    Future Of Cities: Water

    3:30pm

    Location: 

    Askwith Lecture Hall, Longfellow Hall, Harvard Graduate School of Education; 13 Appian Way Cambridge, MA

    Opening Remarks by Sarah Whiting, Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Design

    Speakers:
    Loreta Castro Reguera, Professor, UNAM Mexico; Design Director, Taller Capital, Mexico; Visiting Scholar in Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design
    John Fernandez, Professor, MIT; Director, MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative; Director, Urban Metabolism Group
    Jim Matheson, Founder and principal, Flybridge Ventures; Chairman and CEO, Oasys Water; Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Harvard Business School
    Joyce Coffee Founder...

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    2019 Oct 08

    Population Pressures: Migration, Repression, and Agrarian Reform in Latin America

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Emily Sellars, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Yale University
    Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

    headshot of Emily SellarsDoes emigration undermine pressure for agrarian change? I examine how the...

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    2019 Oct 04

    Music Workshop / Síntesis: Una visión de la herencia musical afro-cubana

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    Library Theater in McKinlock Hall (Leverett House) 25 Mill Street, Cambridge MA 02138
    Image of Sintesis

    Síntesis is one of the emblematic ensembles of contemporary Cuban music, due to the richness, variety and conceptual structure of their sonic style. Sintesis music pioneered the fusion of Afro-Cuban musical traditions with contemporary jazz and rock in the late 1970s. They are among the most recognized and popular...

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    2019 Oct 03

    Sacred Groves & Secret Parks: Orisha Landscapes in Brazil and West Africa

    Repeats every day until Fri Oct 04 2019 .
    9:00am to 4:00pm

    9:00am to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall Gund 112 Stubbins

    The Sacred Groves and Secret Parks colloquium and exhibition will bring together insights on the materiality and spatiality of Afro-religious diasporic practices, decentering Western canons of knowledge and leading to new design possibilities for Brazilian and West African cities.

    Landscapes of orisha devotion are often manifested as sacred groves, where devotees cultivate orishas—deities, or energies of nature, in Yoruba tradition that enable all forms of life—using combinations of botanical manipulation, animal sacrifice, music, and dance. In the process, Afro-diasporic memories...

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    2019 Oct 01

    Democratic Deepening and Political Parties: The National Implementation of Binding Participatory Institutions

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Jared Abbott, PhD candidate, Department of Government
    Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

    Jared Abbott Why are local-level participatory institutions implemented nationally in some countries but...

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    2019 Sep 30

    Voting for Strongmen: Nationalist and Populist Leadership in Brazil and India

    4:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers:
    Rachel Brule, Assistant Professor of Global Development Policy, Boston University
    Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
    Patrick Heller, Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs, Brown University

    Around the world, numerous nations have witnessed a resurgence of strongman politics — and with it, many governments are bypassing democratic norms and embracing populist ideals. Focusing on President Bolsonaro of Brazil and Prime Minister Modi of India, the speakers on this panel will...

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