Events

    Challenges to Contain COVID-19 in Latin America: Lessons from Chile & Peru

    12:00pm to 1:00pm


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    Speakers: Maria Antonieta Alva, Minister of Economy & Finance, Peru; Eduardo Engel, Professor at the Department of Economics of the University of Chile
    Moderated by: Gordon Hanson, Peter Wertheim Professor in Urban Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

    Latin America has become an epicenter of COVID-19...

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    The Fall 2020 Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture: Juan Villoro, "The Obsidian Mirror: Literature and Archaeology in Mexico"

    6:00pm to 7:30pm


    This event will be virtual, to register click here.

    Speaker: Juan Villoro, Author and Journalist, El Colegio Nacional (Mexico)

    Mexican authors Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes, José Emilio Pacheco, Salvador Novo, Rubén Bonifaz Nuño, and Rosario Castellanos, among others, have sought to use language to explore and recover the links between Mexico’s Indigenous peoples and its contemporary society. Focusing on Mexico’s pre-Hispanic past, Juan Villoro will explore the...

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    The Mariel Effect: Social and Racial Tensions in South Florida in the Wake of the Boatlift

    11:00am


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    Speakers: Julio Capó, Jr., PhD, Associate Professor, Department of History and Deputy Director, Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab, Florida International University; Antonio López, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of English, George Washington...

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    The Criminalization of Corruption in Latin America: Causes and Consequences of Lava Jato

    12:00pm to 1:20pm

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    Speakers: Ezequiel González Ocantos, Associate Professor in the Qualitative Study of Comparative Political Institutions, University of Oxford; Paula Muñoz, Profesora del Departamento Académico de Ciencias Sociales y Políticas, Universidad del Pacifico en Perú
    Discussant: Alisha Holland, Associate Professor of Government, Harvard University
    Moderated by: ...

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    Resisting Police Violence in the Americas: Mothers on the Front Lines

    4:00pm to 5:30pm


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    Speakers: Dorothy Holmes, Ronnieman Foundation and Justice for Families, Chicago, US; Débora Maria da Silva, Mothers of May, Brazil; Rute Fiuza, Mothers of May of the Northeast, Brazil; Jacqueline Castillo, Mothers of False Positives of Soacha and Bogotá, Colombia; Cristina Bautista Salvador, Mothers and...

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    Channeling Anzaldúa: Navigating the Borders of Gender, Culture, Language, and Sexuality in Sports and Beyond

    7:30pm to 8:30pm

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    Speaker: Janelly Farías, professional soccer player for Chivas Femenil and the Mexican Women's National Team

    Farías is openly gay and was born and raised in Southern California. Soccer was her passion, but when she came out, she felt isolated and...

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    Changing the Game: Mexico and Global Agricultural Innovation in the 21st Century

    5:00pm to 6:00pm


    This event is virtual and will be presented in English with Spanish translation available. To join click here.

    Speakers: Daniel Nocera, Patterson Rockwood Professor of Energy, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University; Dilek Dogutan Kiper, Principal Research Scientist, Nocera Lab and Lecturer, Harvard University; Nazario López Cruz, Professor of Chemistry, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de...

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    Amazon 4.0 – Defining a Third Way for the Amazon

    4:00pm to 5:00pm


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    Speaker: Carlos Nobre, Senior Researcher, Institute for Advanced Studies, University of São Paulo; Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute
    Discussant: Vinicius Furuie, Environmental Fellow, Harvard University Center on the Environment
    Moderated by: Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; Co-Chair Brazil...

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    Channels of Expression at Times of Change: Music and Dance Across Continents

    1:00pm to 2:00pm


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    Speakers: Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature and Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University; Emma Dench, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History and of the Classics, Harvard University; Richard Tuck, Frank G. Thomson...

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    Film screening of Jamaica y Tamarindo: Afro-Tradition in the Heart of Mexico, hosted by the Latinx Student Association

    6:30pm to 8:30pm


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    Speaker: Ebony Bailey, cinematographer and director of film

    Join us on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 6:30 PM EST for a special screening of Jamaica y Tamarindo: Afro Tradition in the Heart of Mexico. The jamaica flower and tamarind are iconic ingredients in Mexico,...

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    Human Rights = Public Health With Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

    1:00pm to 2:00pm


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    Speaker: Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
    Moderated by: Guillermo Arduino, Anchor and Correspondent, CNN en Español

    The coronavirus pandemic has made clear the disproportionate impact among women, minority groups and impoverished people around the world. Protecting human rights IS a matter of public health. Please join a...

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    Democracy on the Line in Brazil

    12:00pm to 1:20pm

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    Speakers: Fernando Limongi, Professor of Political Science, University of Sao Paulo; Nara Pavao, Assistant Professor in Political Science, Federal University of Pernambuco; Marta Arretche, Professor of Political Science, University of Sao Paulo
    Moderated by: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD Candidate in Government, Harvard University

    Halfway through Jair...

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    ReVista Launch: The Future of the Amazon, Lessons From the Past

    4:00pm to 5:00pm


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    Speakers: Felipe Milanez, Associate Professor at the Institute for Humanities, Arts and Sciences, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil; Bret Gustafson, Professor, Washington University in Saint Louis; Isabelle Foster, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Paraguay; Douglas Southgate, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University; Patricia Vieira, Professor, Department of Spanish and...

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    Making Dew in the Atacama: Atmospheric Water Capture by Desert Plants

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    1:00 pm (Chile local time)

    This event is part of Harvard-UAI Collaborative Research Discoveries in Chile Series.

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    Speakers: Noel Michele Holbrook, Charles Bullard Professor of Forestry; Professor of Biology, Harvard University; Jacques Dumais, Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez

    The ecosystems of Chile are biodiversity...

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    Afrocubanas: Translating Black Cuban Feminisms

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

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    Speaker: Dr. Devyn Spence Benson, Associate Professor of Africana and Latin American Studies and Chair of the Department of Africana Studies, Davidson College
    Moderated by: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics; Professor of African and African American Studies; Chair, Cuba Studies Program...

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    In-House Open House

    6:00pm


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    Join us as we welcome our new faculty director, Steven Levitsky!

    Professor Levitsky will be joined by Marcia Castro, co-chair of the Brazil Studies Program and Alejandro de la Fuente, chair of the Cuba Studies Program to discuss ongoing and upcoming initiatives in three priority areas for 2020-21: challenges to democracy, the impact...

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