Speaker: Séverine Durin, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social (CIESAS)
Moderator: Ieva Jusionyte, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Social Studies
One of the consequences of the militarized strategy against organized crime in Mexico is that thousands of people were forced to flee to protect their lives. However, in Mexico this is a reality denied by the authorities and under analyzed by academics, so Séverine Durin decided investigate it to understand and register it. She carried out a multisituated field work in the...
Speaker: Peter Siavelis, Interim Chair and Professor, Department of Politics and International Affairs, Wake Forest University
Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government
The most significant, violent, and deadly protests since the end of the Pinochet era exploded in Chile on October 20, after several years of simmering protests and social discontent. The protests, accompanied by looting, attacks on property and infrastructure, and 23 deaths, represented a turning point in Chilean politics. Widely billed in the press as...
Speaker: Graciela Márquez Colin, Mexican Minister of Economy
Commentators: Gordon Hanson, Peter Wertheim Professor in Urban Policy, Harvard Kennedy School Rebecca Henderson, John and Natty McArthur University Professor, Harvard University
Moderator: Mark Wu, Henry L. Stimson Professor, Harvard Law School
Graciela Márquez Colín is a Mexican academic and economist. She currently holds the position as the Mexican Minister of Economy by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Previously she was Professor of Economic History at the El Colegio de Mexico...
Speaker: Mónica Szumuk, National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina (CONICET)
Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature
In her book The Intimacies of Four Continents, Lisa Lowe warns against scholarly readings of traumatic pasts that move immediately to recovery and recuperation, and proposes instead a pause to reflect on what it means to supplement forgetting with new narratives. In this seminar, I present a model of pausing over instances of Argentina´s recent traumatic...
Speaker: Felipe Botelho Correa, Associate Professor, King´s College London
Moderator: Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; Affiliated Professor in African and African American Studies; Affiliated Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University
This presentation will focus on how the works of the celebrated Afro-Brazilian writer Lima Barreto engaged with the transnational debate on race in the first decades of the twentieth century.
Speaker: Jeffrey L. Gould, James H. Rudy Professor of History, Indiana University
Moderator: Kirsten Weld, Professor of History, Harvard University
Port Triumph offers a compelling vantage point for understanding the complex roots of today’s immigration crisis. In the 1970s, the 1500 organized workers of Puerto El Triunfo, El Salvador, mostly women, had achieved, through their struggles, a decent life for themselves and their families. This period of relative prosperity was followed in 1980 and 1981 by state repression, including death squads, which...
Mexican authors Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes, José Emilio Pacheco, Salvador Novo, Rubén Bonifaz Nuño, 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 intimate and evocative relationships among literature, archaeology, and culture.
Juan Villoro (b. 1956, Mexico City) is a prize-winning author, playwright, journalist, and...