Brazil

Jorge I. Domínguez (retired)

Jorge I. Domínguez (retired)

Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Dept of Government (FAS)
Former DRCLAS Executive Committee member

 

Jorge I. Domínguez is Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico and chair of the Harvard Academy for International and Area...

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Room K216, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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2019 Apr 30

Arts and Science Worshop Series: The Archive of the Iberian Slave Trade

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

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The Archive of the Iberian Slave Trade

Speaker: Anna More, Associate Professor, Universidade de Brasília

Anna More (BA, Harvard 1993; PhD UC Berkeley 2003) specializes in the colonial period of the Iberian Americas with a particular focus on baroque aesthetics, historiography,...

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2019 Apr 02

Climate Policy/Politics in Brazil: Recent Trajectories and Prospectives

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

After being the most irrational carbon emitter in the world (1987-2004), Brazil was successful in promoting a dramatic reduction of deforestation in the Amazon in 2005-2012. Because of this the Brazilian government was relatively successful in creating a myth of the country as a climate leader. Emissions from deforestation has been growing again since 2013 and stagnation has been the mark in energy transition. The last years of economic decline, political crisis and widespread corruption have undermined public attention to climate issues. At its beginning the Bolsonaro administration...

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2019 Mar 05

The Politics of Visibility: How Local Elections Undermine Representation in Brazil

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Brazil has made impressive gains in expanding access to public services over the past two decades, but citizens continue to be dissatisfied with the quality of those services – an anger that culminated in a destabilizing wave of protests in 2013. In this talk, I will explore how Brazil’s unique combination of political, fiscal, and administrative decentralization has contributed to the poor quality of public services in the country. Specifically, I will demonstrate that citizens have unwittingly pushed mayors to prioritize highly visible infrastructure projects at the expense of less...

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2019 Jan 31

Lecture by Marcia Lima: "Narratives on race and gender in the Brazilian elections"

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

104 Mt. Auburn Street 3R, Seminar Room

The purpose of this lecture is to present - from the perspective on race and gender studies - how the representations of these social markers were mobilized in the 2018 elections, especially the presidential election. The dispute between leading candidates demonstrated that the public debate around these issues was crucial for this election. The question to the discussion is: Do the division of perspectives and narratives represent a division of Brazilian society about race and gender?

Speaker: Márcia Lima, Professor of Sociology at the University of São...

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2019 Mar 28

Arts & Sciences Workshop Series: Vernacular Latin Americanisms: War, the Market and the Making of a Discipline

6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

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Arts & Sciences Workshop Series: Vernacular Latin Americanisms: War, the Market and the Making of a Discipline

Speaker: Fernando Degiovanni, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Fernando Degiovanni is Associate Professor of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian...

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2019 Apr 04

Frames and narratives on Social Inequalities and Class Structure in Brazil

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Based on theories and concepts from the cultural sociology, I present the preliminary results of a work in progress to understand frames and repertoires the Brazilians resort to explain or justify social inequalities in the country. Additionally, I show how the different world views relates to perceived positions of the individuals in the social structure. The analysis is based on 630 interviews that covers the individuals’ narratives on their life course.

Speaker: Felix Lopez, Researcher, Institute of Applied Economic Research (Ipea) . 

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2019 Feb 13

Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Indigenous People, Democracy and Historiography in Brazil (1978-2018)

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

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Reflections on Brazilian historiography from the angle of the Native history in the context of democracy in Brazil.

Speaker: Camila Dias, Professor of Brazilian Colonial History, University of Campinas

Camila Dias is Professor at University of Campinas. She...

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