Chile

Global Mission Poses Challenge

December 21, 2004

When John H. Coatsworth, director of Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS), arrives in foreign countries to meet and greet scholars from the local university, he usually discovers that another group from Harvard has just left.

And while Harvard may be in the midst of leaving its footprints all over the world, Coatsworth calls this experience of instant globalization “very confusing.”

In...

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A Man on a Mission: Chilean President Ricardo Lagos' Health Reform Plan

June 21, 2005

In a speech delivered at the Government Palace just months after being elected President of Chile, Ricardo Lagos laid out his vision for his six years in office. “If we all work together,” he proclaimed, “we shall be able to take a better look at our future and be able to think that we shall truly have a better country by 2010, the year of our bicentenary.” While Chile faced a variety of challenges, for Lagos, radical reform of the...

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Hasta en el escribir la carta al viejito pascuero existe un potencial pedagógico

December 24, 2005

Catherine Snow, experta de la U. de Harvard, propone combatir desde temprano el déficit de lenguaje de los niños más pobres.

Hay un dato que a Catherine Snow le resulta preocupante. En Estados Unidos se ha demostrado que, a los tres años, un niño de clase acomodada maneja el doble de vocabulario que otro más vulnerable. Y la brecha crece con los años.

"Por eso, es esencial empezar desde temprano a combatir ese déficit,...

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Winter Session Trip: Students Witness Historical Moment in Chile while Learning about Health Care Reform

March 3, 2006

Chile was one of the first countries on the South American continent to significantly reform its health system in the 1980s. Thomas Bossert, Lecturer on International Health Policy, led a group of HSPH students to Chile to see ongoing reform efforts in action.

On January 16, Chile, a socially conservative country, elected its first woman president....

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Intercambio: Estudiantes de Harvard realizan pasantías en Chile

August 31, 2006

Por segundo año consecutivo, un grupo de 30 jóvenes estadounidenses llegó a Chile gracias al Programa de Pasantías del Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos David Rockefeller (DRCLAS).

Durante su primera semana en el país, los estudiantes de Harvard conocieron a sus contactos –altos ejecutivos, directivos o personeros responsables– en las organizaciones locales donde se desempeñaron, y a partir de la segunda semana, trabajaron en...

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"A good start"

February 1, 2008

Late in January, a delegation from Chile visited Harvard to discuss Un Buen Comienzo ("A Good Start"), an early childhood education program undertaken in 2006 by the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), Harvard Medical School (HMS), and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS), with the Chilean Ministries of Education and Health and other local institutions that impart preschool education. The pilot project and its evaluation, sponsored by Fundación Educacional Oportunidad, Centro de Estudios Educar, the World Bank, and Unicef, grew out of Chilean president...

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Exploring the influence of cultural texts on Chile’s consciousness

February 14, 2008

Economic change was a hallmark of the late 20th century, when nations such as Russia, China, and Chile turned away from state-centered economic models to adopt free market exchange. Liberalization was not a simple process, particularly in Chile — where decades of political and social upheaval had left the country crippled. Even so, by the late 1980s, the economy was on the rise and the free market concept had taken deep root in Chilean...

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Author tells of life-changing experience

May 28, 2008

Kennedy School graduate Steve Reifenberg M.P.P. ’88 reflected recently on becoming — at the age of 23 — a father figure to 12 young children.

In a room filled with excited family, friends, colleagues, and fresh-faced students considering their own postcollege adventures, Reifenberg discussed the two years spent in a foreign country that changed his life 20 years ago.

It gave him “a set of connections that was much more powerful than I could have ever imagined,” said Reifenberg, who likened the...

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For Santiago´s Poor, Housing with Dignity

November 6, 2008

Santiago, Chile—A young boy plays unsupervised in front of a house that bears a small wooden sign, handwritten in marker: Se venden helados—ice cream for sale.

Behind this rather ordinary scene is an extraordinary story with deep Harvard ties. In this tidy development of row houses, 170 families who once lived illegally have become homeowners. Stay-at-home moms feel safe leaving their children in the front...

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Urgen fondos para salvar el bosque

December 23, 2008

Diálogo en Valdivia de representantes de Norte, Centro y Sud América:

En enero, la Universidad Austral, el Centro David Rockefeller para América Latina de la Universidad de Harvard y el Lincoln Institute sobre política de territorios, se reúnen. Hablarán de dinero.
Discutirán cómo obtener y organizar fondos para la conservación. Hay muy buenos ejemplos de imaginación y talento para obtener recursos y generar proyectos...

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Siempre hay recursos para la naturaleza

January 20, 2009

Con la UACh como escenario, la Universidad de Harvard y el Lincoln Institute congregaron a expertos conservacionistas con ideas para proseguir en su tarea.
VALDIVIA.– Financiar iniciativas conservacionistas puede sonar a priori como una tarea difícil en épocas "normales". Hoy parece casi titánica.

En la conferencia de ideas para el Financiamiento de la Conservación de la Naturaleza en las Américas, organizada por la...

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Los Padres pueden Incentivar el Desarrollo del Lenguaje desde el Nacimiento de su Hijo

January 21, 2009

La Presidenta de la República, Michelle Bachelet, recibió en audiencia a la Dra. Judith Palfrey, presidenta de la Asociación Americana de Pediatría. Palacio de La Moneda.

Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) are working on a major innovative effort that aims to improve the quality of early childhood education and children´s health initiatives in Chile with collaboration of DRCLAS. 

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Proyecto Un Buen Comienzo se extiende a Maipú y Lo Prado y atenderá a cinco mil niños

February 2, 2009

Estilo de formación prebásica impulsado por la U. de Harvard y Fundación Educacional Oportunidad.

El programa, que incentiva el desarrollo del lenguaje y vocabulario de los párvulos, busca crecer para probar, a gran escala, cuáles son los ejes de una educación preescolar de calidad.

Un total de 5 mil...

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