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.
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.
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 to discuss the complex social, political, and environmental realities engaged
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.
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.”
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)