Venezuela

2015 Apr 24

Caracas, the World Capital of Crime: Perspectives of Youth in Politics.

1:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South S-050, 1730 Cambridge St.

Caracas is the capital of crime in the world: the highest rate of homicides 120 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants. Young men against young men commit 90 % of homicides.

The conversation will be a unique opportunity to listen perspectives of young politicians who promote initiatives to reduce this problem.

How do they live it? What are they doing? What is their personal experience? 

Speakers: Leandro Buzon, Community Organizer, Sociologist, Community leader of 23 de Enero. General Coordinator of "Caracas Mi Convive", which supports...

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2015 Apr 30

Comparative Democracy Seminar Series: "Compulsory Voting and Income Inequality"

4:10pm

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School, Ash Center, 124 Mount Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

About the Event:
What difference does it make if more, or fewer, people vote? What difference would it make if the state made people vote? These questions are central both to normative debates about the rights and duties of citizens in a democracy and to contemporary policy debates in a variety of countries over what actions states should take to encourage electoral participation. In this seminar, Professor John Carey will address the phenomenon of compulsory voting and the legal requirements that compel citizens to vote in elections. Specifically, he will focus on a...

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2015 Apr 15

Juarez & Beyond: Saving Young Lives in Latin America

1:00pm

Location: 

Weil Town Hall, Belfer Center, HKS
Speaker: Enrique Betancourt, Director, Violence/Crime Prevention, Chemonics Int’l
What do we know about urban violence in Latin America? How can we prevent it? Enrique Betancourt, former head of Mexico’s National Center for Crime Prevention, discusses his successful efforts to reduce youth violence in Ciudad Juarez – resulting in a 57% decline in homicides –and his work to replicate the effort through Latin America.
Lunch will be provided.
Sponsored by the HKS Program in...
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2015 Mar 25

Conversation with Alfredo Graffe

5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216

Venezuelan Caucus, HKS /  Latin American Caucus, HKS 

Alfredo Graffe, Presidente de la Federación de Centros de Estudiantes de la Universidad Simón Bolívar y Coordinador Nacional de Voto Joven. Moderated by Roberto Patiño and Juan Mejia, HKS

Free and open to the public.This talk will be in SPANISH

2015 Feb 24

Tuesday Seminar Series: "Venezuela: After the Party Comes the Hangover"

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S-250, 1730 Cambridge St.

Speaker: Francisco Monaldi, Visiting Professor of Public Policy Roy Family Fellow, Geopolitics of Energy Project Environment and Natural Resources Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

2014 Oct 16

Revolution and Violence: Understanding Venezuela’s Crime Wave

5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050

Andes Initiative / Latin American Caucus, HKS

Photo: Leo Ramírez

Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution set out to champion the poor, investing billions of dollars of oil revenues in social programs. And yet, Venezuela's violent death rate quintupled between 1990 and 2012—a citizen security crisis that has most...

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2014 Jul 31

A Whisper To A Roar

6:30pm

Location: 

S-020 (Belfer Case Study Room), 1730 Cambridge Street.

A Whisper To A Roar tells the heroic stories of courageous democracy activists in five countries around the world -- Egypt, Malaysia, Ukraine, Venezuela and Zimbabwe -- who risk it all to bring freedom to their people. From student leaders to prime ministers and heads of state, these activists share their compelling personal stories of struggle, past and present, with their countries' oppressive regimes. Shot over three years, the film was finalized in July 2012.

The viewing will be followed by a discussion with Ben Moses and Yulia Marushevska of the "I am a Ukrainian"...

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2010 Oct 21

The Venezuelan Legacy Series, Panel Discussion: Discerning New Visions for Music Conservatories: Lessons from El Sistema

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Belfer Case Study Room, S-030, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

This panel discussion will provide participants with an opportunity to learn more about the policies and strategies implemented in leading music schools in the US in order to prepare their students for their professional life in highly competitive job markets and in the current music performance and education paradigms.

Speakers: Benjamin...

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