Events

    2019 Feb 20

    The Amazonian Travels of Richard Evans Schultes

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

    Mary Plotkin, Co-Founder & President, The Amazon Conservation Team
    Brian Hettler, GIS & New Technologies Manager, The Amazon Conservation Team

    Richard Evans Schultes—ethnobotanist, taxonomist, writer, photographer, and Harvard professor—is regarded as one of the most important plant explorers of the twentieth century. In 1941, Schultes traveled to the Amazon rainforest on a mission to study how Indigenous peoples used plants for medicinal, ritual, and practical purposes. A new interactive online map, produced by the Amazon...

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    2019 Feb 15

    Havana's Noise and Rhythm: Understanding Afrocubaneity

    12:00pm to 1:45pm

    Location: 

    104 Mt. Auburn Street 3R, Seminar Room

    Speaker: Pablo D. Herrera Veitia, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

    What is it like to be Afro-Cuban today? After more than a decade’s experience as an Afro-Cuban rap music producer, this is the question at the core of Herrera Veitia’s doctoral research in social anthropology. His presentation will explore how becoming a Hiphop practitioner vested him with a profound interest in the future of urban Afro-Cuban music in Havana. Following the question ‘What is Afro-Cubaneity?’ he argues that understanding what Afro-...

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    2019 Feb 06

    Political Power, Elite Control, and Long-Run Development: Evidence from Brazil

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Monica Martinez-Bravo, Associate Professor at CEMFI; Associate Visiting Professor MIT

    Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government at Harvard University and the Faculty Chair of the Brazil Studies Program

    This paper studies the effects of local political concentration on long-run economic development in Brazil. Contrary to what is observed in...

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    2019 Feb 05

    Student Info Session: Study Abroad Cuba

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Office of International Education, 1414 Mass. Ave, 3rd Floor

    Interested in Studying Abroad in Cuba during Fall 2019? Join our Info Session to learn about how!  

    The Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA) in Cuba study abroad program introduces students to critical issues in Cuban culture and politics, through a semester of coursework at CASA Cuba...

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    2019 Feb 05

    Student Info Session: Study Abroad Cuba

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Office of International Education, 1414 Mass. Ave, 3rd Floor

    Interested in Studying Abroad in Cuba during Fall 2019? Join our Info Session to learn about how!  

    The Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA) in Cuba study abroad program introduces students to critical issues in Cuban culture and politics, through a semester of coursework at CASA Cuba...

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    2019 Feb 01

    The Mexico Conference 2.0: Same Challenges, Different Expectations

    Fri - Sat, Feb 1 to Feb 2, 2:00pm - 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Day One (1pm-8pm) Askwith Auditorium, Graduate School of Education; Day Two (9am-6:30pm): Littauer Building, Harvard Kennedy School

    Mexico Conference 2.0The MX Conference is a student initiative that seeks to bring Mexico to the forefront. It provides a forum for the learning and debate of Mexico’s challenges and opportunities given its recent transition of power; and in addition; highlight the Harvard community and campus to external attendees. The Conference’...

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    2019 Jan 31

    Gallery talk with artist Clarissa Tossin: Future Fossil

    2:00pm

    Location: 

    8 Garden Street, Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall

    Speaker: Clarissa Tossin, Radcliffe fellow in 2017–2018

    Clarissa Tossin expands upon her fellowship project with a newly commissioned exhibition that considers the ecology of an uncertain future. Inspired by Octavia E. Butler’s science fiction trilogy Xenogenesis (1989), in which the Amazon becomes the site for a new civilization of alien-human hybrids, Tossin speculates upon a postapocalyptic world following ecological collapse. Pairing DIY plastic recycling techniques with the materials and practices of Amazonian aesthetic...

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    2019 Jan 31

    Lecture by Marcia Lima: "Narratives on race and gender in the Brazilian elections"

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    104 Mt. Auburn Street 3R, Seminar Room

    Marcia Lima Poster ImageThe purpose of this lecture is to present - from the perspective on race and gender studies - how the representations of these social markers were mobilized in the 2018 elections, especially the presidential election. The dispute between leading candidates demonstrated that the public debate around...

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    2018 Dec 14

    The Last Dream: Stories Created and Performed by the Children of TPS

    7:00pm to 8:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134

    Join the Harvard Ed Portal, Comité TPS, and Boston Experimental Theatre for a performance of The Last Dream: Stories Created and Performed by the Children of TPS. The play features the children of parents with Temporary Protected Status, a federal immigration status in danger of being canceled. The production is a dramatic representation of the struggles and joys of children of immigrants, including members of the Harvard community, and the pain of threat to one’s way of life.

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    2018 Dec 11

    GLAM* Concert Series presents Mesias Maiguashca: The Andean World in Contemporary Music

    Tue - Sun, Dec 11 to Dec 16, 8:00pm - 10:00pm

    Location: 

    Holden Chapel (Harvard Yard) & Paine Hall (Harvard Music Department)

    The Arts and Andes & Southern Cone Program at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Music at Harvard University cordially invite you to a series of concerts and events featuring Ecuadorian composer Mesías Maiguashca, one of the leading figures in electronic and electroacoustic composition in Latin America. Of indigenous heritage, his music often locates Andean perceptions and sounds within the frameworks of Western experimental music...

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