All Latin America

2020 Mar 10

Electoral Management, Partisan Strategic Interaction, and Civic Engagement: Lessons from Latin America and Africa

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Alejandro Trelles, Assistant Professor of Politics, Brandeis University

Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government

This talk focuses on the formal and informal aspects of electoral autonomy in Latin America and Africa, how political parties interact within electoral management boards, and mechanisms that facilitate the civic engagement and transparency. Drawing on examples from Venezuela, Mexico, Ghana, and Kenya, the talk centres around the concepts of autonomy, the adoption of internal consultation mechanisms,...

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2020 Mar 05

Arts and Science Workshop Series: Lo que queda después: la imaginación del futuro y el revés de lo moderno desde la estética Latinoamericana contemporánea hasta la del siglo pasado

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Luz Horne, Professor of Literature at the Humanities Department at Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires. DRCLAS de Fortabat Visiting Scholar 2019-2020

Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature

This presentation explores the connection between a contemporary global catastrophic imaginary with the one from mid-twentieth century Latin America: that of a territory impregnated with future. Paying attention to this connection will shed light on the structural tie between the current...

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2019 May 23

Entre la Injusticia y la Inclusión la diversidad sexual en América a 50 años de Stonewall

9:30am to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-050

Harvard University, pre-LASA 2019 Conference

Preconferencia Sección Estudios sobre Sexualidad de LASA, 2019
Co-organizadores: Sarah Soanirina Ohmer, CUNY Lehman College y Oscar Laguna

9:30- 10:00 -  Registro y bienvenida por Oscar Laguna de la Sección de Estudios sobre Sexualidad de LASA

10:00- 11:15 - Mesa de Presentaciones/Panel presentation

Entendidos y maricas: El Frente de Liberación Homosexual de la Argentina más allá de Stonewall (1963-1983)
Javier Fernández...

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2019 May 22

Latinoamérica en perspectiva: Representacion, narrativas y modos de vida

9:00am to 6:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250
Harvard University, pre-LASA 2019 Conference

 

Latinoamérica en Perspectiva es un seminario dedicado a reflexionar sobre problemas filosóficos, culturales, literarios, históricos y políticos relacionados con Latinoamérica y su relación con el mundo hispano con sede en la Facultad de Filosofía de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) inició sus actividades en 2018 con un encuentro títulado "Nuevas conceptualizaciones en tiempos de cambio". Este seminario trabaja dentro de las áreas temáticas del Grupo de Investigación “Historia y ontología del presente: la...

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2019 Feb 27

Indigenous Masters of a casa poblada: Indios ladinos and vecindad in Colonial New Kingdom of Granada

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S450, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Max Deardorff, University of Florida

Parry Lecture Series
HIS2525A: The Latin American History Seminar and Workshop Administrating Differences in Latin America: Historical Approaches

Presented in collaboration with the Department of History

 

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2019 Feb 19

Tuesday Seminar Series: Homicidal Ecologies: Illicit Economies and Complicit States in Latin America

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Yashar HeadshotHomicidal violence has spiked in Latin America’s contemporary democracies, with some countries claiming among the highest homicide rates in the world. Drawing on her recent book, Homicidal Ecologies, Yashar analyzes the region’s uneven homicide levels and maps out a theoretical agenda that analyzes the (...

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2019 Jan 31

Gallery talk with artist Clarissa Tossin: Future Fossil

2:00pm

Location: 

8 Garden Street, Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall

Clarissa Tossin, a Radcliffe fellow in 2017–2018, expands upon her fellowship project with a newly commissioned exhibition that considers the ecology of an uncertain future. Inspired by Octavia E. Butler’s science fiction trilogy Xenogenesis (1989), in which the Amazon becomes the site for a new civilization of alien-human hybrids, Tossin speculates upon a postapocalyptic world following ecological collapse. Pairing DIY plastic recycling techniques with the materials and practices of Amazonian...

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2018 Sep 23

Inaugural Latinx Convocation

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Memorial Church

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The Latinx community is excited to announce its first ever Harvard College Latinx Convocation on Sept. 23rd at 4pm in Memorial Church. The event is a ceremony celebrating Latinx achievement at Harvard, while welcoming Latinx-identifying freshmen to campus. We hope for this event to help instill a sense of community and belonging in these new...

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2018 Oct 30

Tuesday Seminar Series: Draining the Swamp? Partisan Bias in the Prosecution of Former Latin American Leaders

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Gretchen Helmke, Professor of Political Science, University of Rochester

This paper introduces and analyzes an original dataset, Latin American Leaders on Trial, which examines the extended post-tenure legal fates of 119 Latin American presidents over the last three and a half decades. Because we can only observe whether, when, and for what crimes former leaders are charged, but not whether such crimes were actually committed, our analysis of whether the rule of law is functioning or being manipulated in any given case is limited in...

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2018 Oct 25

Arts & Sciences Workshop: Sergio Pitol's Strategic Occidentalism: Translation and Literary Worldmaking

6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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Speaker: Ignacio Sánchez Prado, Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, Washington University in St. Louis
Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

The seminar seeks to explore the...

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2018 Sep 27

Arts & Sciences Workshop: The Dictator Novel: Writers and Politics in the Global South

6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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Speaker: Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra, Caroline D. Eckhardt Early Career Professor of Comparative Literature and Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at Penn State

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

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