Join us at the information session for the DRCLAS January programs in Chile and Mexico and learn about the various opportunities available for Harvard students in health, government, microfinance, women’s rights, economics, documentary film, entrepreneurship, venture capital and more.
The Harvard Graduate School of Design's Office for Urbanization, led by Professor Charles Waldheim, in collaboration with the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, and universities and institutions in the region, will convene a series of emergent voices around the use of landscape as urban form. The symposium is scheduled for
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.”
Over the last decade, Mexico has become an epicenter of criminal violence in the region, and this side of the story is regularly reported in the news. Less attention has been paid to the struggles for peace. In this conference, we will discuss two initiatives undertaken by the "Seminar on Violence and Peace" of El Colegio de Mexico (ColMex). This activity is part of an ongoing effort by DRCLAS, the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, and the Seminar to build a network of scholars from ColMex and Harvard interested in these issues.
Speaker: David Carballo, DRCLAS Santander Visiting Scholar & Associate Professor of Archaeology, Boston University Moderator: William Fash, Bowditch Professor of Central American and Mexican Archaeology and Ethnology
Two dimensions that make the ancient Mexican metropolis of Teotihuacan remarkable in terms of pre-modern societies are its enigmatic political organization, which presents a “faceless” system of governance, and the fact that the majority of its occupants lived in multi-family apartments—unique in the ancient world for a
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