Events

    2019 May 15

    Solar Eclipses with José Maza

    8:15am to 10:00am

    Location: 

    Av. Dag Hammarskjold 3269, Vitacura

    Speaker: José Maza, Chilean astronomer and astrophysicist

    The expected Solar Eclipse of July 2 is approaching, which will cover the fourth region and will be partially visible throughout the country. In the framework of the presentation of his new book, the outstanding professor José Mazanos will speak about Eclipses.

    After the talk, the Harvard Book Prize will be presented.
     

    2019 May 07

    Amazonia and Our Planetary Futures: A Conference on Climate Change

    Tue - Wed, May 7 to May 8, 9:30am - 12:30pm

    Location: 

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

    Climate change is one of the most important long-term threats for the future of our societies. Solutions are complex, depending not only on engineering and policy, but also on imagination and public will towards alternative forms of inhabiting the planet. Latin America, home to the largest rainforest areas in the world, is both at risk of environmental catastrophe and a key region in which models for thriving bioeconomies based on rainforests can evolve. This symposium will bring together experts and leaders from the US and Latin America to discuss the past, present and future of...

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    2019 May 03

    Political Outlook for the United States

    9:00am to 10:30am

    Location: 

    Flacso Auditorium at Dag Hammarskjold 3269, Vitacura

    Speaker: Alejandro Wolff

    Longtime diplomat Alejandro Wolff will analyze challenges that the Trump administration will have to address leading up to the November 2020 US presidential elections.

    Topics to be discussed will include how the current solid economy could play well for the administration; repercussions of the Mueller Report and the NY federal prosecutor investigations into possible campaign-finance violations; the upsurge of Democratic candidates as Primary Season approaches; and several issues on international affairs,...

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    2019 May 03

    Frontiers of Clientelism: Linking the Micro and the Macro

    9:00am to 6:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Panels will discuss: Clientelism, Linkages and Party Organization, Political Competition, Linkage Strategies, Political Economy

    Please note: this event is by invitation only. Please contact Horacio Larreguy (hlarreguy@fas.harvard.edu) if interested.

    Presented in collaboration with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

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    2019 Apr 30

    Arts and Science Workshop Series: The Archive of the Iberian Slave Trade: Death, Value and Historical Ethics

    6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Speaker: Anna More, Professor, Universidade de Brasília

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

    The sixteenth- and seventeenth-century slave trade was predominantly Iberian, with the Portuguese controlling much of...

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    2019 Apr 30

    Modernización Tributaria: Es necesaria?

    8:30am to 10:00am

    Location: 

    Av. Dag Hammarskjold 3269, Vitacura

    Con la participación de Giorgio Jackson, ingeniero Civil Industrial de la Universidad Católica. Fue cofundador del movimiento político Revolución Democrática y miembro activo del movimiento desde el 2018. Fue diputado en el Período Legislativo 2014-2018, y fue reelecto para el período 2018-2022. Es actualmente miembro de la Comisión de Hacienda de la Cámara de Diputados y Patricio Melero, ingeniero Agrónomo de la Universidad de Chile. Ha sido diputado desde 1990, desempeñándose en distintos períodos como Jefe del Comité de Diputados de la Unión Demócrata...

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    2019 Apr 25

    A Conversation on Poetry and Gender with Angélica Freitas and Glória Sofia

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Freitas & MonteiroAngélica Freitas (Pelotas, Brazil, 1973) is the author of two books of poetry, Rilke shake (Phoneme Press), translated by Hilary Kaplan and winner of the Best Translated Book Award and of the National Translation Award in 2016, and Um útero é do tamanho de um punho...

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    2019 Apr 24

    Including the Periphery: Expanding the Public Sphere through São Paulo's Literature Periférica

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Carter Topic ImageSpeaker: Kacey Carter, PhD Candidate, Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

    Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government at Harvard University and the Faculty Chair of the Brazil Studies Program

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    2019 Apr 23

    The political origins of Mexico’s corruption

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Viridiana Rios, Ph.D. in Government, Harvard University

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

    In contexts where corruption is widespread, why do some incumbents choose to not be corrupt? My research argues that party loyalty is a major influence to reduce corruption and test this argument using fine-grained data of 12 billion dollars audited to 3,601 local incumbents over a period of 16 years. Contributing to an unsettled and vibrant...

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    2019 Apr 19

    Central America and the Caribbean Film Series presents: Puerto Rico: Trouble in Paradise

    5:00pm to 9:00pm

    Location: 

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

    Trouble in Paradise: Puerto Rico After Maria

    A look at 21st century Puerto Rico, especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and the preexisting crisis. Conversation about the status quo and communities standing up when faced with social abandonment.


    Presented in collaboration with Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion (IBA), Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico School of Law, Consulado General de México en Boston, Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF) and The Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard

    Opening remarks:...

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    2019 Apr 18

    Book Discussion: Guerrilla Marketing and Managing Multiculturalism in Colombia

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Guerrilla Marketing: Counterinsurgency and Capitalism in Colombia

    A new book, Guerrilla Marketing, details the Colombian government’s efforts to transform Marxist guerrilla fighters in the FARC into consumer citizens. Alexander L. Fattal shows how the market has become one of the principal grounds on which counterinsurgency warfare is waged and postconflict futures are imagined in Colombia. This layered case study illuminates a larger phenomenon: the convergence of marketing and militarism in the twenty-first century. Taking a global view of...

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    2019 Apr 17

    From 1910 to the 4th Transformation: Actors, Institutions, and Objectives in Mexico’s Revolutionary Politics

    12:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Graduate School of Design, Sackler 222

    cannonSpeakers: Javier Garciadiego, Professor of History, El Colegio de México; John Womack, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History, Emeritus, Harvard University

    Moderator: Diane Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism,...

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    2019 Apr 16

    Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture Series presents: The Mexican Revolution of 1910: A Sociohistorical Interpretation

    6:00pm

    Location: 

    Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge
    zapataSpeaker: Javier Garciadiego Dantán, Historian and Author; Director, Academia Mexicana de la Historia; Former President of El Colegio de México

    A rigged election and a political crisis among competing elites, middle classes, and rural workers: What could go wrong? The Mexican...

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    2019 Apr 16

    Gone with the wind? Exploring Fujimorismo’s decay in contemporary Peru

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Alberto Vergara, Professor of Social and Political Sciences, Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Peru)

    Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

    Political parties are usually depicted as indispensable for democracies. However, Latin American history does not lack of instances of parties playing against democracy. Observing the case of Fuerza Popular (the Peruvian Fujimorista party) will allow us to analyze the ways how a political vehicle might...

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    2019 Apr 13

    Memories on/for a future reconciliation

    1:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Authors:
    Renato Cisneros, author of “La distancia que nos separa”
    José Carlos Agüero, author of “Los rendidos: Sobre el don de perdonar” (via Skype)
    Lurgio Gavilán, author of “Memorias de un soldado desconocido”

    Respondents: 
    Alexandra Hibbett, Universidad Católica, Perú
    Alberto Vergara, Universidad del Pacífico, Perú

    The wounds inflicted by the protracted civil war Peru faced between 1980 and the early 2000s have proven hard to heal. After twenty years...

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