Events

    On the Ballots, in the Streets or under the Table: Explaining Business Political Strategies in Latin America

    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

    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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    Art [...] Architecture: Latin GSD & Women in Design present Ingrid Moye, Daniela Rivera, and Cazú Zegers

    Location: 

    Piper Auditorium, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
    Art [...] Architecture is part of the Latin.A series, a collaboration between Women in Design and Latin GSD, and a joint effort with A.Chronology and the FortyK Gallery at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. ...
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    Unlocking the State’s Front Door: Principled Commitment NGOs and Environmental Rights in Argentina and Colombia

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Veronica Herrera, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Connecticut

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University 

    The distance between the state and grassroots claims is long. To access the state territorial groups must overcome limited material resources education and time as well as public officials who dismiss them as illegitimate policymaking partners. This paper based on extensive field research examines the construction of advocacy networks for environmental...

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    The Struggle for the Past: How We Construct Social Memory

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: Elizabeth Jelin, Senior Researcher, CONICET Argentina and Professor Doctoral Program in the Social Sciences IDES-UNGS ; Kathryn Sikkink, Professor of Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Kimberly Theidon, Henry J. Leir Professor of International Humanitarian Studies, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

    Moderator: Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Brazil Studies, Harvard Kennedy School

    Noted sociologist and pioneer of studies about historical memory human rights and politics Elizabeth Jelin...

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    VASI: Amazonian Vision for an Integrated Sustainability: Building Long Term Opportunities for Collaborative, Community-Based Research in the Amazon

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: Edgardo Gomez Pisco, VASI's Local Facilitator; Nancy M. Dammann, PhD, VASI's International Facilitator

    Moderator: Ned Strong, Executive Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

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    The Maritime Dispute Before the International Court of Justice: The Bolivian Arguments

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Carlos Diego Mesa, Former President of Bolivia (2003-2005); International Spokesman of the Bolivian Maritime Cause in The Hague

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University 

    For more than a century the diplomatic relationships between Bolivia and Chile have been conditioned by the Pacific war (1879-1883) where Bolivia and Peru confronted Chile. As a product of the war Bolivia lost access to the Pacific Ocean. This country has not renounced to the right of regaining sovereign access...

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