Speaker: Flávia Piovesan, Professor of Constitutional Law and Human Rights, Catholic University of São Paulo
Latin America is characterized by high levels of exclusion and violence, in addition to democracies that are still in a consolidation phase. In this context, the Inter-American System can contribute to establishing human rights standards, offsetting national deficits and fostering a new power dynamic among social actors. It can play a transformative role in strengthening human rights, democracy and the rule of law in the region. The...
Speaker: Alejandra Bronfman, Associate Professor in the Department of Latin American, Caribbean and US Latino Studies, at the University at Albany-SUNY
Moderator: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics Professor of African and African American Studies and of History Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University
Cuba was a center of the Caribbean “radio wars” of the...
Speaker: Mariana Batista, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Federal University of Pernambuco; Visiting Fellow, Harvard University
Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University
How presidents coalesce in multiparty systems? This talk explores the role of issue salience in presidential power-sharing strategies, showing how they keep control over policy while coalition partners get control over particularistic expenditures.
Join us at the Mentoring and Language Acquisition in Brazil (MLAB) program information session and learn about this year-long mentoring program for Harvard students. The program connects Harvard mentors with high-potential Brazilian high school students to help them improve their English proficiency, while inspiring them to apply for college prep programs in Brazil and to top universities in the U.S.
MLAB includes an in-person component in São Paulo, Brazil, in January 2019....
Spend January in Mexico! Please come to the Mexico Winternship info session to learn how you could spend J-term in a pre-professional experience. The Winternships program enables you to build your resume, explore the culture and histories of Mexico and Mexico City, improve your Spanish, and enjoy the "Vitamin T" diet (tamales, tacos, tortas).
Speaker: David Altman, Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Luksic Visiting Scholar
Moderators: Steve Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University and Fran Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University
How do you limit the temptations and excesses of government chief executives in a democratic context? Theoretically, systems in which multiple people share executive power –collegial executives – might be one way to prevent abuses of power by leaders who concentrate authority...
CGIS South, S050 and Concourse Level, 1730 Cambridge Street
Are you a Harvard student? Interested in or curious about Latin America?
Please join us for a brief info session & fun social gathering to kick off the academic year. We'll have information about funding, January programs, study abroad, summer programs, the Certificate in Latin American Studies, internships, & more! Drinks & snacks provided.