Colombia

2019 May 07

Amazonia and Our Planetary Futures: A Conference on Climate Change

Tue - Wed, May 7 to May 8, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street

Climate change is one of the most important long-term threats for the future of our societies. Solutions are complex, depending not only on engineering and policy, but also on imagination and public will towards alternative forms of inhabiting the planet. Latin America, home to the largest rainforest areas in the world, is both at risk of environmental catastrophe and a key region in which models for thriving bioeconomies based on rainforests can evolve. This symposium will bring together experts and leaders from the US and Latin America to discuss the past, present and future of...

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2019 Mar 13

Screening of "La Negociacion/The Negotiation" with Director, Margarita Martinez

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Tsai Auditorium

la_negociacionThe Negotiation tells the story of the peace dialogues between the government of Colombia and the Marxist FARC guerrilla, the oldest insurgency of the hemisphere after more than half a century of war and three failed dialogue attempts.


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2019 Apr 18

Book Discussion: Guerrilla Marketing and Managing Multiculturalism in Colombia

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Guerrilla Marketing: Counterinsurgency and Capitalism in Colombia

A new book, Guerrilla Marketing, details the Colombian government’s efforts to transform Marxist guerrilla fighters in the FARC into consumer citizens. Alexander L. Fattal shows how the market has become one of the principal grounds on which counterinsurgency warfare is waged and postconflict futures are imagined in Colombia. This layered case study illuminates a larger phenomenon: the convergence of marketing and militarism in the twenty-first century. Taking a global view of...

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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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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Announcement

October 17, 2018

The Lown Scholars Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has opened applications for the Summer 2019 cohort. Since its establishment in 2008, The Lown Scholars Program has supported the work of more than fifty Lown Scholars from twenty countries. Our support has facilitated productive and long-term collaborations between Lown Scholars and Harvard faculty members.

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2018 Oct 22

There Are No Dead Here: A Story Of Murder And Denial In Colombia (Book Talk)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Wasserstein Hall, Room 3007

Join the Human Rights Program (HRP) for a book talk with the writer, activist, and lawyer, Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno. As the executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, Maria is at the helm of the leading U.S. organization fighting to end the war on drugs domestically and beyond. Her new book is a narrative non-fiction account of the rise of paramilitaries in Colombia in the late 1990s. With close ties to the cocaine business, the paramilitaries carried out a violent expansion campaign committing atrocities against thousands of people. The story is told through the perspective...

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2018 Oct 17

La Batea

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216

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Stephen and Elizabeth Ferry have produced La Batea, exploring gold’s double effects – situations of violence, contamination, and exploitation, but also of devotion, craftsmanship, and anchored communities. By taking this rounded approach, La Batea aims to contribute to the global debate over the social,...

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2018 Sep 25

Tuesday Seminar Series: Colombia's 2018 Elections: Implications for the Peace Process and Criminal Dynamics

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Angelica Duran-MartinezAssistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Angélica Durán-Martínez is an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. She obtained a Ph.D. in Political Science at Brown University, a B.A. from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and an M.A. from New York University. She is the author of...

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2018 Apr 26

*CANCELLED* Pre-Colombian Conference Workshop: “Designing Regional Public Policies for Colombia’s Post-Conflict”

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S040, 1730 Cambridge Street

 *THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED* 

What is the key to attain sustainable peace in Colombia after the agreements negotiated between the government and FARC-EC in Havana? This is the main concern in the minds of Colombian policymakers and academics concerned with Colombia’s internal conflict. The ingredient to long-lasting peace might be within Colombia’s departamentos and the ability of regional leaders to tackle complex problems with innovative tools. While Colombia, historically, has had a largely...

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2018 Apr 06

Using and Generating Evidence for Policy-Making: Security interventions in Bogota City

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School

To better understand which security policies are most effective, the Mayor’s office of Bogota is testing and evaluating several policies, from “hotspot” policing to “broken windows” interventions. Join Daniel Mejia, current Secretary of Security and former Professor at Universidad de los Andes in Colombia, and Christopher Blattman, Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy, to discuss the challenges, the learnings and the opportunities from a policy-making perspective.

Agenda:

12:00 – 12:10 Introduction - Moderator

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Universidad de los Andes Entrega Medalla al Mérito Uniandino a Margot Gill, de Harvard University

November 28, 2017

Source: https://uniandes.edu.co/es/medalla-merito-uniandino-margot-gill

El Comité Directivo y Pablo Navas, rector de la Universidad de los Andes, concedieron la Medalla al Mérito Uniandino a Margot Gill, decana administrativa para los asuntos internacionales en la Facultad de Artes y...

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