All Latin America

2017 Apr 22

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



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.



2017 Apr 01

Symbolic Reparations

9:00am to 5:00pm


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.

2017 Apr 23

Presencia Latina 2017

7:00pm to 9:00pm


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

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


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.

2017 Apr 14

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

9:30am to 4:30pm


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

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


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.

2017 Apr 08

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

4:00pm to 5:00pm


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.”

2017 Mar 31

Symbolic Reparations

5:00pm to 7:00pm


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.


2017 Mar 25

2017 Latin America Education Conference

8:30am to 6:30pm


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.

Click here to register and for more information.


2017 Feb 01

Latin American History Seminar: “Pathways to peace: Caribbean solutions to conflict beneath the radar of the European plantocracy”

4:00pm to 6:00pm


CGIS S450, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

Ivor L. Miller
University of Calabar, Nigeria, and research fellow at Boston University

Guest Presentations for the:

His 2525A: The Latin American History Seminar and Workshop

Administrating differences in Latin America: historical approaches.

Professors Alejandro de la Fuente and Tamar Herzog


Copies of pre-circulated paper may be obtained by writing to

PRESS RELEASE: The IAP-UAM Annual Visiting Lecture in Latin American History

February 8, 2017

The Latin American History Group at Harvard University is pleased to announce the IAP-UAM (International Academic Programs--Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) Annual Visiting Lecture in Latin American History. Generously supported by IAP-UAM, this program brings to Harvard a prominent historian of Latin America, based anywhere in the world, who is selected by the faculty members of the History Department who specialize in Latin America.