Events

    2020 Jan 20

    Richard Elmore: Education in Times of Crisis

    5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Location: 

    Auditorio Matrix Consulting, Avda. Presidente Riesco N° 5435 Piso 19, Las Condes

    Speaker: Richard Elmore, académico de la Facultad de Educación de la U. de Harvard y miembro de la Academia Nacional de Educación de Estados Unidos
    Richard Elmore realizará una visita a Santiago en el marco del proyecto ecosiSTEAM, un trabajo colaborativo entre la Oficina Regional de la Universidad de Harvard, con el apoyo de la Embajada de Estados Unidos en Chile, y un equipo de destacados expertos en educación, innovación y STEAM cuyo objetivo es promover una educación que integre disciplinas y transforme la forma...

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    2019 Dec 02

    Sorting Out the Mixed Economy: The Rise and Fall of Welfare Developmental States in the Americas

    7:00pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Book Store,1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

    Speaker: Amy C. Offner, Assistant Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania
    Moderator: Kirsten Weld, Professor of History, Harvard University

    In the years after 1945, a flood of U.S. advisors swept into Latin America with dreams of building a new economic order and lifting the Third World out of poverty. These businessmen, economists, community workers, and architects went south with the gospel of the New Deal on their lips, but Latin American realities soon revealed unexpected possibilities within the New Deal itself. In...

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    2019 Nov 25

    Enforcing and Protecting Rights in a Federal Context. The case of Argentina´s Domestic Violence Laws

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216

    Speaker: Catalina Smulovitz, Vicerrectora, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
    Moderator: Kathryn Sikkink, Ryan Family Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

    How rights are protected and implemented in a federal context? The purpose of this presentation is to analyze the impact that federalism has on the way laws are defined, legal representation is supplied and resources for implementation are allocated at the local level. Analysis focus on the implementation of domestic violence laws in the Argentinian provinces...

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    2019 Nov 19

    Security Matters: Evidence from Brazil, Colombia and Mexico

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216

    Speakers: Graham Denyer Willis, Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge; Annette Idler, Visiting Scholar WCFIA, Harvard University; Director of Studies of the Changing Character of War Centre, University of Oxford

    Moderator: Diane Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, Graduate School of Design

    Graham Denyer Willis is University Senior Lecturer in Development and Latin American Studies in the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University, and Fellow of...

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    2019 Nov 19

    A new approach in peacebuilding: the role of the private sector in the reintegration of Colombia’s excombatants

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250

    Speaker: Juana García Duque, Associate Professor at the Business School, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia; Santo Domingo Visiting Scholar, DRCLAS
    Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

    The current Colombian context presents various challenges for peacebuilding, specifically regarding the reintegration and reincorporation of former combatants from illegal armed groups into civil society. The reintegration of ex-combatants implies a complex process that includes,...

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    2019 Nov 18

    A Congress Dissolved in Peru: Causes and Consequences

    6:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S020

    Speaker: Salvador del Solar, former Minister of Culture (2016-2017) and former Prime Minister of Peru (2019)
    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government

    On the afternoon of Sept. 30, 2019, Peru's President Martin Vizcarra dissolved congress amid political controversy and broad popular support. The outcome of a long confrontation between the two branches of government has transformed the Peruvian political landscape, and the future looks uncertain. This event will feature a talk by a key actor in this process, ex Prime...

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    2019 Nov 14

    Ghosts of Sheridan Circle: How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet’s Terror State to Justice

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216

    Speaker: Alan McPherson, Professor of History, Temple University

    Moderator: Kirsten Weld, Professor of History, Harvard University

    Historian Alan McPherson of Temple University will discuss his new book about the 1976 assassination of Chilean Orlando Letelier and U.S. citizen Ronni Moffitt, which took two decades to prosecute, transformed human rights, democracy, and counterterrorism in the United States and Chile, and helped end the Pinochet regime.

    Alan McPherson is Freaney Professor of History and...

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    2019 Nov 12

    Torture as a method of criminal prosecution: Democratization, Criminal Justice Reform, and the Mexican Drug War

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250

    Speaker: Beatriz Magaloni, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
    Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

    A criminal trial is likely the most signicant interaction a citizen will ever have with the state; its conduct and adherence to norms of fairness bear directly on the quality of government, extent of democratic consolidation, and human...

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    2019 Nov 07

    Public Health Crisis at the Border: The Mexican Perspective

    12:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S020

    The Trump Administration's new ‘remain in Mexico’ policy is causing an influx of migrants waiting on the Mexican side of the border. By the time they reach the border, many migrants are traumatized, have untreated chronic diseases and are in need of medical treatment. 

    In response to this dynamic situation, The Harvard Global Health Institute, The Woodrow Wilson Center, Boston College School of Social Work, The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, and Harvard University Mexican Association of Students, will...

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    2019 Nov 06

    On Brazilian Authoritarianism

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050

    Speaker: Lilia Moritz Schwarcz, Full Professor of Anthropology, the University of São Paulo (USP); Visiting Professor, Princeton 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 Nov 05

    Proyecto Pretextos En Rionegro, Antioquia, Colombia

    4:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Pre-Texts, a pedagogical protocol aimed at strengthening literacy skills, innovation, and citizenship, has reached a total of 1650 people since November 2018 in Rionegro and is a valuable example of a successful community cultural interventions. Five of the participants from the Subsecretary of Family Welfare in Rionegro will speak at Harvard on November 5th to discuss their reflections on the implementation of the Pre-Texts methodology in Rionegro.

    Presented in collaboration with Harvard Colombian Student Society and Cultural Agents Initiative

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    2019 Nov 01

    Arts and Science Workshop Series: Noite americana/de tu lado del mar: a Musical Translation

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216

    Speaker: Paloma Vidal, Writer, Associate Professor, Universidade Federal de São Paulo
    Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

    Paloma Vidal will present a performance in which poetry and music intersect: a poem by the Brazilian poet Marília Garcia, from her book Câmera Lenta (2017), will be translated into Spanish accompanied by a theme by the Argentinian musician Carlos Aguirre, from the album Calma (2017). The body that translates,...

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    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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