Venezuela

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 Feb 26

Tuesday Seminar Series: Venezuela: Understanding the Crisis. Building a Sustainable Solution

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Temir Porras Ponceleon, CEO, Ventuari Partners

Temir Porras Ponceleon began his public service career in the Republic of France and continued in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. He specialized in foreign policy, sovereign credit, and oil. He has brokered and negotiated political and trade deals at the presidential level for more than 10 years in Latin America, Europe and Asia. He has also set-up and negotiated credit lines for Venezuela with China and Russia. In addition, Porras Ponceleon managed the Sovereign...

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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 Mar 06

Venezuela: The Survival Strategies of an Authoritarian Regime

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Please note: This event has moved from S-250 to S-216.

Speakers: Javier Corrales, Professor of Political Science, Amherst College; Risa Grais-Targow, Eurasia Group, lead coverage of Venezuela, Ecuador, Central America, and the Caribbean; and David Smilde, Senior Fellow at WOLA specializing in Venezuela and Professor of Human Relations, Tulane University

Introduction / moderated by: Steve Levitsky, Professor of...

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2017 Apr 05

Venezuela’s Political and Economic Collapse: What’s next? 

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speakers:

Javier Corrales, Dwight W. Morrow 1895 professor of Political Science at Amherst College

Francisco J. Monaldi, Fellow in Latin American Energy Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and a Lecturer in Energy Economics at Rice University

Michael Penfold, Global Fellow at the Wilson Center in DC and Full Professor of Political Economy at IESA (Caracas)

Moderator: Miguel Angel Santos is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for International Development (CID) at...

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2017 Apr 04

Tuesday Seminar Series: Latin America and the International Criminal Court: The Cases of Colombia, Venezuela, Honduras, and Mexico

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

**Please note, this seminar will be held in CGIS South, S-216**

Speaker: Luis Moreno Ocampo, Senior Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (2003-2012)

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

Luis...

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2017 Feb 15

The Last Day of Oppression, and the First Day of the Same: The Politics and Economics of the New Latin American Left

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Jeffery R. Webber, School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary University of London

Moderator: Professor Kirsten Weld, Department of History, Harvard University 
 
This talk will explain the political dynamics and conflicts underpinning the contradictory evolution of left-wing governments and social movements in Latin America in the last two decades. Throughout the 2000s, Latin America transformed itself into the leading edge of anti-neoliberal resistance in the world. What...
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2016 Apr 28

The Right Cut - International Film Contest & Film Screenings

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Starr Auditorium, Harvard Carr Center for Human Rights Policy - 79 JFK Street, Cambridge

The Carr Center is proud to host the winners of "THE RIGHT CUT" international human rights film contest! In collaboration with Un Mundo Sin Mordaza, (A World without Censorship), and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS), the Carr Center will screen the five winning films, and host a panel discussion with Director and HKS student Rodrigo Diamante.

The Carr Center will screen the five winning films in the following categories:

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2016 Apr 26

Human Rights and Democracy in Venezuela

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S-250, 1730 Cambridge St.

Veronica Zubillaga is the current Santander Visiting Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard. She is Associate Professor at the Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas. Her research interests include: Urban violence and drug trafficking in Latin America. Research grants include: Fulbright Scholarship; The Open Society Foundations; the Security Challenges in the Americas Fellowship for Visiting Scholars at CLACS, Brown University.

She was a Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professor in Latin...

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2015 Oct 19

"Barrio Rising: Urban Popular Politics and the Making of Modern Venezuela"

5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South S-216 (Resource Room), 1730 Cambridge St.

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Venezuela today is a country mired in turmoil. But thirty years ago the story was different. Back then Venezuela stood for many as an inclusive democracy in a region where dictatorship and civil war reigned. Enlightened leaders, strong parties, powerful unions – all...

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