Events

    2018 Nov 29

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

    6:00pm

    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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    2018 Nov 29

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

    12:00pm

    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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    2018 Nov 27

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

    12:00pm

    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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    2018 Nov 26

    Harvard Puerto Rican Student Association Event: "Beyond María: What's Next?"

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Smith Campus Center, Mt. Auburn Room (2nd floor) building 1350 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

    This will be an open forum discussion to address the following topics:

    • health after natural disasters

    • infrastructure

    • public health concerns

    • risk modeling among others

    2018 Nov 20

    Crisis en Nicaragua: Causas y siguientes pasos

    12:00pm

    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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    2018 Nov 19

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

    4:15pm to 5:45pm

    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.

    Ambassador Clifford Sobel is a currently a Senior Partner at...

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    2018 Nov 14

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

    4:15pm to 5:45pm

    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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    2018 Nov 14

    The Uruguayan Experience: In an Unstable Region, Is a Small and Open Economy Possible?

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Speaker: Hernan Bonilla, Executive Director of the Center for Development Studies, a think tank in Montevideo

    Moderators: DRCLAS Visting Scholars: Rossana Castiglioni, Associate Professor of Political Science, Universidad Diego Portales in ...

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    2018 Nov 13

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

    6:00pm

    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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    2018 Nov 13

    Lawyers, Guns, and Money: Brazilian State Formation in Comparative Perspective

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Anthony Pereira, Director, King's Brazil Institute, King's College London 

    The Brazilian state in the 21st century appears to be a curious combination of high and low capacity. For example, it collects roughly 35 percent of GDP in tax revenue and coordinates the commanding heights of the economy in the service of domestic industry and export promotion. It also has sophisticated agencies at the central level to administer social policy, and robust accountability institutions. But it appears to be a low capacity state when it comes to the...

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    2018 Nov 08

    Developing and Testing an Attenuated Tetravalent Vaccine Against Dengue

    1:05pm to 1:50pm

    Location: 

    GHP Building 1 Room 1208, Harvard School of Public Health

    Speaker: Jorge Kalil, 2018-2019 CAPES Distinguished Visiting Professor, Harvard University; Professor and Head of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, University of Sao Paulo

    There are over 300 million cases of dengue worldwide per year. Some are serious and even fatal. The disease burden occurs in tropical and subtropical areas, including Florida. There is no treatment and the licensed vaccine does not provide the proper protection. NIH, in collaboration with Brazilian institutions, has been developing a tetravalent attenuated dengue vaccine. Brazil is...

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    2018 Nov 08

    Popular Revolts, Citizenship and State Building in 19th Century Brazil

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Monica D. Dantas, Ruth Cardoso Visiting Associate Professor, Columbia University; Associate Professor, Brazilian Studies Institute and Social History Graduate Program, University of São Paulo

    Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

    Contrary to what has been repeated for the past decades, Brazil’s Second Reign was not an age of peace and tranquility. If historians have duly recorded the great number of rebellions and upheavals that rattled the country...

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    2018 Nov 06

    Labor Unions and Social Movements in Unequal Democracies

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Candelaria Garay, Ford Foundation Associate Professor of Democracy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

    Candelaria Garay is a Ford Foundation Associate Professor of Democracy at the Kennedy School of Government. Her research focuses on social policy, collective action, and party politics in Latin America. She received a Ph.D. and a M.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her book, Social Policy Expansion in Latin...

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    2018 Nov 05

    Film Screening & Harvard Premier of: Song for Cesar: The Music and The Movement

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S010), 1730 Cambridge Street

    Cesar Chavez

    Please join us for a film screening followed by discussion featuring:

    Davíd Carrasco, Professor, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America, with a joint appointment with the Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

    Abel Sánchez, Film...

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