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 Read more about Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas - Mexico City
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
Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy Street
Keynote Address: Urban Challenges in an Era of Climate Change
Speaker: Miguel Angel Mancera, Mayor of Mexico City Introduction: Jorge Domínguez, Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Department of Government; Chair, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
Interested in Latin America? Come to the DRCLAS Info Session to learn how you can get involved in the region this summer! Gain internship experience, study, or participate in experiential learning through immersive programs offered between June - August, 2017.
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 4:00pm to 5:00pm