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 Read more about Landscape Design in Latin America: Unpacking Theory, Practice, and Agency
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
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.”
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
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.