Cambridge

2017 Nov 29

Telenovelas: Latin Soaps and Social Change

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge

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The Latin soap operas known as telenovelas might evoke images of passionate kisses and poor peasant girls who discover they are really heiresses. June Carolyn Erlick will read from her latest book Telenovelas in Pan-Latino Context and will discuss how telenovelas—including the last hybrid programs like "Jane the...

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2017 Nov 28

El Salvador's Total Abortion Ban: Causes and Consequences

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Jocelyn Viterna, Professor of Sociology and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Harvard University

Jocelyn Viterna is Professor of Sociology and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Harvard University. Her current research investigates the recent reversal of abortion rights in Latin America.

 

2017 Nov 21

On the Ballots, in the Streets or under the Table: Explaining Business Political Strategies in Latin America

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Belén Fernández Milmanda, PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University

Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

Belen will be presenting an advance of her dissertation which studies how rural elites organize to influence policy-making in Argentina, Brazil and Chile and explains why they have chosen different strategies of political participation.

Belén Fernández Milmanda is a fifth-year Ph. D. candidate at the Government Department. Before coming...

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2017 Sep 27

Portuguese Language Tables

3:00pm

Practice your Portuguese and discuss Brazil and other Portuguese-speaking countries and cultures at this informal round table. Everyone is welcome!

For more information: Everton Vargas da Costa, edacosta@fas.harvard.edu

2017 Nov 17

The Origins of Narcotrafficking: Mexico and Colombia in Comparative Perspective

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speakers: Lina Britto, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Northwestern University; Froylan Enciso, CIDE; Senior Analyst, Crisis Group Mexico

For the last half a century Mexico and Colombia have been ground zeros of the problematic drug trade that connects North and South America in a murderous circuit of profits and politics. This talk addresses the local regional national and transnational origins of the illegal business in both countries in a comparative manner that highlights similarities differences and connections in a historical perspective....

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2017 Nov 14

Art [...] Architecture: Latin GSD & Women in Design present Ingrid Moye, Daniela Rivera, and Cazú Zegers

6:30pm

Location: 

Piper Auditorium, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Art [...] Architecture is part of the Latin.A series, a collaboration between Women in Design and Latin GSD, and a joint effort with A.Chronology and the FortyK Gallery at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. ...
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2017 Nov 14

Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the U.S.-Mexico Boundary

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Gund Hall Gund 112 Stubbins

Speaker: Ronald Real, Associate Professor of Architecture; Eva Li Memorial Chair in Architecture,  UC Berkeley

Moderator: Diane Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism; Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design , Graduate School of Design,  Harvard University 

Despite recent attention to wall building as a security measure the building of barriers along the U.S. – Mexico border is not a new phenomenon. The U.S. Secure Fence Act of 2006 funded the single-largest domestic...

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2017 Nov 14

Unlocking the State’s Front Door: Principled Commitment NGOs and Environmental Rights in Argentina and Colombia

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Veronica Herrera, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Connecticut

Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University 

The distance between the state and grassroots claims is long. To access the state territorial groups must overcome limited material resources education and time as well as public officials who dismiss them as illegitimate policymaking partners. This paper based on extensive field research examines the construction of advocacy networks for environmental...

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2017 Nov 12

HHI: Hurricane Relief Concert

6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Club Oberon, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge

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The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative is organizing a benefit concert on Sunday Nov 12 to raise funds for organizations providing humanitarian relief for communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey Irma & Maria. The concert held at Club Oberon in Harvard Square Cambridge will feature covers of classic rock songs played by the Big 6 a...

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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 Extractive Region in Tezulutulán-Verapaz].

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2017 Nov 07

Finding & Funding Internships in Latin America

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Office of Career Services, 54 Dunster Street (Conference Room)

Latin America: Finding and Funding Internships Do you want to intern in Latin America but unsure where to begin? Do you want to get experience in a particular country and need ideas? Hear from a student panel about their diverse internship experiences in Latin America and learn strategies for finding and funding an internship.

Panelists:

  • Julia Ernst ’18, Protesis Imbabura, Ecuador

  • Ian McClanan ’18, Alianza Arkana, Peru

  • Leticia Ortega ’19, Universidad de Ingeniería y...

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2017 Nov 06

The David Rockefeller Beetle Collection

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

Speaker: Brian D. Farrell,  Curator in Entomology Museum of Comparative Zoology; Professor of Biology Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology; Director David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Harvard University

At the heart of every great collection be it art books or specimens lies the soul of a passionate collector. David Rockefeller had a passion for beetles and collected more than 150 000 specimens beginning as a seven-year-old naturalist and continuing throughout his life. This fall his collection arrives at Harvard where...

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