Guatemala

2019 Mar 11

Central America & the Caribbean Film Series: Cárcel de árboles / Prison of Trees (Guatemala, 2015)

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Carcel ImageA film by Guillermo Escalón y Rodrigo Rey Rosa

Chained and tortured, dozens of youths from the United States and from prominent Guatemalan families were held captive in the depths of the Guatemalan jungle in the 1970s and 1980s. With the complicity of the military high command that governed Guatemala at the time...

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2019 Apr 09

Novelist Francisco Goldman's research into New Bedford and its large Guatemalan community

5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

New BedfordFrancisco Goldman converses about his research, for a novel, into New Bedford, and particularly its large Guatemalan community. Various subjects will be discussed, such as the seafood industry -- the city is the country's largest commercial fishing port -- and the role of Guatemalans and other...

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2019 Feb 05

Tuesday Seminar Series: Justice Beyond the Final Verdict: The Sepur Zarco case and the aftermath of court-ordered reparations in transitional justice cases in Guatemala

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Irma Velasquez Nimatuj HeadshotDuring the Guatemalan armed conflict, which lasted from 1960 to 1996, a UN sponsored truth commission determined that the Guatemalan state committed genocide against the Mayan people and that the army raped thousands of indigenous women. The sexual violence committed against Maya women went unpunished...

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2018 Oct 15

Exhibition Opening and Panel Discussion: Arquitectura del vaivén: Diasporic Building(s) in Central America’s Northern Triangle

5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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Speakers: Gabriela Poma, Harvard University Doctoral student in Romance Languages and Literatures; Fred Ritchin, Dean Emeritus of the School at the International Center of Photography (ICP) ; Susan Meiselas, Photographer, 2018-2019 Radcliffe Institute Fellow

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2017 Nov 09

The encounter of knowledges: Challenges and opportunities for the social sciences and threats for social researchers

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Merkert Chemistry Center, Room 130 | Boston College, 2601-2609 Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill, MA

Speaker: Rosa Macz, Q'eqchi Maya legal researcher at AVANCSO in Guatemala

Macz has worked extensively in the Alta Verapaz region of Guatemala, which has seen heightened tensions between indigenous groups and extractive industries, and is co-author of the recently published Despojos y resistencias: Una Mirada de la Región Extractiva Norte desde Tezulutulán-Verapaz [Dispossesion and resistance: An examination of the Northern...

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2017 Mar 08

Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean Program Seminar: Central America: The Region of Those Who Flee

5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker:  Óscar Martínez, Investigative Journalist, ElFaro.net

Moderator: Ieva Jusionyte, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

Óscar Martínez, an award-winning journalist, will discuss the pressing issues surrounding Central American immigration. From the civil wars of the late 20th century to the continuing violence of the present day, northern Central America has been a region that expels its very own people. Largely because of this fact, migration is a phenomenon that shapes these societies. To flee...

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2017 Mar 07

*CANCELLED* Tuesday Seminar Series: When a Dictator Becomes a Democrat: The Case of Guatemala's Efraín Ríos Montt

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

*This seminar has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience.*

Speaker:  Regina Bateson, Assistant Professor of Political Science, MIT

Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University

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2016 Oct 18

UN Efforts to Restore the Rule of Law in Guatemala (The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Foundation @ Adams House)

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Adams House LCR

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Join Iván Velásquez Gómez, UN High Commissioner for the International Commission Againt Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) as he describes his battles against illegal security groups and clandestine security organizations in Guatemala - crimila groups believed to have infiltrated state institutions, fostering impunity and undermining democratic gains in Guatemala since the end of the country's armed conflict in the 1990s. The CICIG represents an innovative...

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2016 Sep 20

Tuesday Seminar: Latin American Party Systems: Institutionalization and Erosion

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Kennedy School

Latin American party systems cover most of the spectrum among the world’s democracies in institutionalization: from moderately highly institutionalized (Uruguay, Mexico, and Chile) to very low institutionalization (Guatemala, Peru). This presentation will reconceptualize party system institutionalization (PSI), present indicators for contemporary Latin America about levels of PSI, and offer some evidence about why weak PSI is problematic for democracy.  

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2016 May 06

Nieman Foundation Conversation with Salvadoran Journalist Carlos Dada

11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Knight Seminar Room, Lippmann House, One Francis Avenue

Carlos Dada is a Salvadoran journalist and the founder of El Faro, an award-winning news site renowned for its investigations on violence and organized crime; war crimes and corruption in Central America. He is the recipient of the Maria Moors Cabot prize for Latin American Reporting and a Latin American Studies Association Media Award recipient. He is a Stanford Knight Fellow and a fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. Dada is a visiting lecturer at Yale, teaching a seminar on Journalism and Human Rights. He is also...

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Adam Jasienski

Adam Jasienski

DRCLAS Graduate Student Associate
Ph.D Candidate in History of Art and Architecture

Adam Jasienski is a doctoral student in the History of Art and Architecture department, where he also completed his BA. His dissertation examines the...

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