Events

    Colombia's 2018 Elections: Implications for the Peace Process and Criminal Dynamics

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Angelica Duran-Martinez, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

    Angélica Durán-Martínez is an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. She obtained a Ph.D. in Political Science at Brown University, a B.A. from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and an M.A. from New York University. She is the author of “The Politics of Drug Violence: Criminals, Cops, and Politicians in Colombia and Mexico” (Oxford University Press, 2018). Her...

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    Tuesday Seminar Series: Republican Shields in Times of Executive Excesses: Revisiting the Uruguayan Collegial Governments (1952-1966)

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: David Altman, Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Luksic Visiting Scholar

    Moderators: Steve Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University and Fran Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

    How do you limit the temptations and excesses of government chief executives in a democratic context? Theoretically, systems in which multiple people share executive power –collegial executives – might be one way to prevent abuses of power by leaders who concentrate authority...

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    Male Trafficking in the Illegal Mining Camps of the Peruvian Amazon

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Dolores Cortés

    “The increasing demand for gold worldwide has become intertwined with illicit financial flows and criminal behavior”, (Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, 2016).

    The hike in the international price of this metal has allowed for the emergence of new economies of gold in some developing rich-mineral countries. Gold extraction has spread “at the margins of the State” often in a chaotic manner causing devastating environmental and social harm. Such is the case of Peru, the largest...

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    Los Ojos del Camino / The Eyes of the Journey

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, Belfer Cases Study Room (S-020), 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Rodrigo Otero Heraud, director of the film The Eyes of the Journey and Hipolito Peralta Ccama, protagonist in The Eyes of the Journey

    Moderators: Paola Uccelli, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Ann Braude, Harvard Divinity School

    Screening of the feature documentary film The Eyes of the Journey / Los Ojos del Camino spoken in Quechua with English subtitles. The event will count with the presence of the director of the film Rodrigo Otero Heraud and the protagonist...

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    Using and Generating Evidence for Policy-Making: Security interventions in Bogota City

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Harvard Kennedy School

    To better understand which security policies are most effective, the Mayor’s office of Bogota is testing and evaluating several policies, from “hotspot” policing to “broken windows” interventions. Join Daniel Mejia, current Secretary of Security and former Professor at Universidad de los Andes in Colombia, and Christopher Blattman, Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy, to discuss the challenges, the learnings and the opportunities from a policy-making perspective.

    Agenda:

    12:00 – 12:10pm Introduction...

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    Recortes y literatura mundial: trayectorias globales en las revistas culturales de los años 30 desde revista Babel (Chile)

    5:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Antonia Viu Bottini, Profesora Asociada, Directora del Departamento de Letras, Universidad Adolfo Ibánez, Santiago de Chile

    Esta conferencia propone una cartografía de la circulación y los intercambios de las revistas de los años treinta a partir del caso de Babel, revista de revistas, una publicación chilena dirigida por un editor ruso-argentino, Enrique Espinoza (seudónimo de Samuel Glusberg), a fines de la década del treinta (1939-1940). Se trata de una revista en la que la copia, el recorte y la traducción en los albores de la Segunda Guerra...

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    Andrea Giunta: Race, Ethnicity and Empathy in Latin American Women Artists

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S-010), 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Andrea Giunta, Curator and Professor of Latin American and International Art, Universidad de Buenos Aires

    Moderator: Mary Schneider Enriquez, Houghton Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums

    Andrea Giunta will present on the exhibition ...

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    HAPS Speaker Series: A Conversation with Beatriz Merino, Peru’s first female prime minister and the first female prime minister in Latin America

    5:30pm to 7:00pm

    Location: 

    L-332 Deland, 3rd Floor of Littauer Building of Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy Street

    Speaker: Beatriz Merinoformer Prime Minister of Peru

    Beatriz Merino was the first female Prime Minister of Peru and the first female prime minister in Latin America. She held office between June 2003 and December 2003. She also served as Peru’s national ombudsman from September 2005 until March 2011. Before serving as Prime Minister, Ms. Merino served as Senator from 1990-1992 and Congresswoman from 1995-2000. During that time, she served as President of the Environmental Committee and the Women's Rights Committee....

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    Venezuela: The Survival Strategies of an Authoritarian Regime

    4:00pm to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: Javier Corrales, Professor of Political Science, Amherst College; Risa Grais-Targow, Eurasia Group, Lead coverage of Venezuela Ecuador Central America and the Caribbean; and David Smilde, Senior Fellow at WOLA specializing in Venezuela and Professor of Human Relations Tulane University

    Moderator: Steve Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

    Javier Corrales is Dwight W. Morrow 1895 professor of Political Science at Amherst College in Amherst Massachusetts. He obtained his Ph.D. in political...

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    Harvard Association of Peruvian Students presents Electronic Money Microcredit and Ultra Microcredit in Latin America - What Works and What Doesn't?

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Weil Town Hall 1st Floor of Belfer Building of Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy Street , Cambridge

    Speaker: Daniel Schydlowsky, Former Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Scholar, DRCLAS (2009-2010)

    Daniel Schydlowsky will discuss financial inclusion initiatives being implemented around the world with a particular focus on Latin America. The conversation will focus on describing the products that have been launched and analyzing why the same products have done well in some countries and failed in others. Mr. Schydlowsky most recently served as Steering Committee Chair of Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) a network of 120+ policymaking and regulatory...

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    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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    The Origins of Narcotrafficking: Mexico and Colombia in Comparative Perspective

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: Lina Britto, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Northwestern University; Froylan Enciso, CIDE; Senior Analyst, Crisis Group Mexico

    For the last half a century Mexico and Colombia have been ground zeros of the problematic drug trade that connects North and South America in a murderous circuit of profits and politics. This talk addresses the local regional national and transnational origins of the illegal business in both countries in a comparative manner that highlights similarities differences and connections in a historical perspective....

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