All Latin America

2017 Apr 22

Latin American Conference: Moving Beyond the Crossroads: How can Latin America overcome its old and new challenges?

9:00am

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School Littauer building 1st floor 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge

The 2017 Latin American Conference is the fourth conference organized by Latin American students at the Harvard Kennedy School. It seeks to create awareness about the policies, experiences, and opportunitiesfor future growth and development in the region.

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2017 Apr 01

Symbolic Reparations

9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Room 133, Barker Center, Harvard University

 

Symbolic comes from the domain of culture; reparations from the domain of law. How can these terms be conjoined to promote processes of healing, justice and social transformation? 

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2017 Apr 23

Presencia Latina 2017

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Yenching Auditorium, 2 Divinity Ave, Cambridge

Join us for the annual Harvard Latinx showcase featuring the freshman and senior dances, ballet folklórico de aztlán, candela, and much more! 

Presencia Latina

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2017 Apr 17

RFK Visiting Professor in Latin American Studies Lecture - Taking Law Seriously to Explore Economic and Social Inequality

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Helena Alviar, Former Dean, Law School at the University of Los Andes; Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor, Harvard University

Since the early 20th century there have been many legal transformations in the region that have promised to redistribute resources across class, gender and race.  Nevertheless, Latin America continues to be characterized by high levels of inequality and exclusion. The presentation explores the role that diverse and, at times, contradictory legal regimes play in stalling progressive reforms.

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2017 Apr 14

Landscape Design in Latin America: Unpacking Theory, Practice, and Agency

9:30am to 4:30pm

Location: 

Piper Auditorium, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy Street

Women in Design (WiD) and Latin GSD, in collaboration with the Landscape Architecture
department, present “Landscape Design in Latin America: Unpacking Theory, Practice, and
Agency.” This symposium will provide an opportunity to debate the current and future state of
landscape design in Latin America.
Latin America is formed by a diverse set of territories, offering both challenges and opportunities
to the landscape discipline. This symposium brings together professionals from several countries
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2017 Apr 04

Q&A with Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the OAS on the International Decade for People of African Descent

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Hutchins Center Room 2R, 104 Mt. Auburn Street 3R, Cambridge MA, 02138

On April 4th, 2017 at 4PM, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University, and Luis Almagro Secretary General of the Organization of American States, will sign an agreement to collaborate on events and programs that generate ideas for and implement positive change in the lives of people of African descent in Latin America. This collaborative effort will be undertaken during the International Decade of People of African Descent. Please join Dr. Almagro for a conversation on Read more about Q&A with Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the OAS on the International Decade for People of African Descent

2017 Apr 08

8th Annual FDR Memorial Lecture: Formulating a New Good Neighbor Policy

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Hall

In 1943, President Roosevelt spoke at Monterrey, Mexico noting Mexico’s contributions of military support and farm laborers to the war effort. “Our two countries,” he stated, “owe their independence to the fact that your ancestors and mine held the same truths to be worth fighting for and dying for… No less important than the military cooperation and the production of supplies needed for the maintenance of our respective economies has been the exchange of those ideas and of those moral values which give life and significance to the tremendous effort of the free peoples of the world.”

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Displacement Here, Displacement Now: Raúl Zurita, the [({ })] Transborder Immigrant Tool, and Amy Sara Carroll’s The Desert Survival Series

October 27, 2016
Sergio Delgado Moya
In a world so relentlessly defined by utilitarian reasoning, by expedient thinking, by prose language, and by vicious speech, poetry is decisively out of place. Displacement, though, is what accounts for poetry’s extraordinary capacity for meaning. Relieved of the duties of routine language, released from the onerous burden of serving as a utilitarian vehicle of communication, poetry is free to soar and rove, revealing sublime sights (sights of tremendous beauty, sights of great terror) seldom, if ever, accessible Read more about Displacement Here, Displacement Now: Raúl Zurita, the [({ })] Transborder Immigrant Tool, and Amy Sara Carroll’s The Desert Survival Series
2017 Mar 31

Symbolic Reparations

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Room 133, Barker Center, Harvard University

Symbolic comes from the domain of culture; reparations from the domain of law. How can these terms be conjoined to promote processes of healing, justice and social transformation? 

For more information please click here.

 

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2017 Mar 01

Activating Populism: The Role of Blame Attribution

2:15pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

CES, 27 Kirkland Street, Harvard University, Adolphus Busch Hall at Cabot Way, Hoffmann Room

Speaker: Kirk Hawkins, Associate Professor of Political Science, Brigham Young University; Ryan Enos (Discussant) Associate Professor of Political Science, Government Department, Harvard University 

Scholars have long known that the rhetoric of populist politicians is an important part of their appeal; however, less is known about how that rhetoric operates. Drawing on data from two large experiments conducted with American adults, we show that survey questions encouraging individuals to consider political problems within a dispositional blame frame Read more about Activating Populism: The Role of Blame Attribution

2017 Mar 25

2017 Latin America Education Conference

8:30am to 6:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA, USA

The Latin America Education Forum Conference is an annual gathering of educators, researchers, entrepreneurs, and policymakers at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

The 2017 LAEF Spring Conference will bring together members of the education community across Latin America to engage in a vibrant conversation about the challenges, innovations, and opportunities sparked by the pursuit of educational equity throughout the region.

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