Events

    Gallery talk with artist Clarissa Tossin: Future Fossil

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

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

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

    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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    The Disaster Artist: or how a Chilean Architect Got Involved (and survived) in Urban Design, and the Politics of Resilience

    Location: 

    CGIS South, Belfer Case Study Room, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Pablo Allard, Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design; Dean at the Faculty of Architecture  at the Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile.
    With Introduction by Diane Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism; Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design

    In February 2010, Chile suffered the sixth-largest earthquake ever recorded by a seismograph, followed by a devastating tsunami.  The extension and complexity...

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    Between the Dam and the Text - An Eco-critical Reading of Brazil's Belo Monte Dam

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Leila Lehnen, Associate Professor and Chair, Brown University

    Moderator: Bruno Carvalho, Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

    Leila Lehnen is Associate professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown University. She specializes in contemporary Brazilian literature. Her thematic areas of research include the representation of citizenship, human rights, social justice in literary and cultural production. Her book Citizenship and Crisis in Contemporary...

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    Expanding Social Policy Equity in Latin America (1990-2013)

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Rossana Castiglioni, Associate Professor of the Political Science School, Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile

    Since the beginning of the late 1990s, Latin American countries made great advances in terms of equitable social policy. Access increased markedly across policy areas as well as levels of coverage and benefits. In analyzing the causes of this social policy shift, a large part of the literature has emphasized the relevance of the “left turn.” My research challenges dominant views regarding social policy development in Latin...

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    Crisis en Nicaragua: Causas y siguientes pasos

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Edmundo Jarquín

    Edmundo Jarquín graduated with a law degree and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Chile. In Nicaragua he taught at the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) and was one of the founders of UDEL, the democratic opposition movement led by Pedro Joaquín Chamorro against the Somoza dictatorship. He served in the FSLN government as Minister of External Cooperation (1981-84) as well as ambassador to Mexico (1984-88) and later Spain (1988-1990). He was a member of the Nicaraguan National Assembly (1990-1992)...

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    Bolsonaro's Brazil: What Happened and What Will Happen?

    Location: 

    John F. Kennedy School of Government - Littauer Building, Malkin Penthouse, 4th Floor

    Speaker: Ambassador Clifford Sobel, former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil from 2006-2009, will discuss the recent elections in Brazil with Professor Nicholas Burns.

    RSVP required. Open to Harvard faculty, fellows, staff, and students. Coffee and cookies will be served.

    Ambassador Clifford Sobel, former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil from 2006-2009, will discuss the recent elections in Brazil and what this means for the future of the country with Professor Nicholas Burns.

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    Present at the Creation… Again: The President, American Foreign Policy, and the World to Be

    Location: 

    Taubman Building, Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

    The Future of Diplomacy Project is hosting a seminar with Former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, Ambassador Thomas Shannon, Jr. who will speak about his experience from inside the State Department in the first year of President Trump's presidency and about current American foreign policy. Ambassador Shannon was U.S. Ambassador to Brazil from 2010-2013 and was also Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs from 2005 to 2009.

    This event is open to the public. Coffee and cookies will be served.

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    Arts & Sciences Workshop: Volverse Palestina: Strategies of Erasure in Palestinian Identity Today

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Speaker: Lina Meruane, Chilean novelist, Liberal Arts Clinical Associate Professor, NYU

    Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

    The quest to "return home" is one of the most controversial issues in the Palestinian/...

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