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2017 Nov 06

We got this? Mutual aid in post-Hurricane Puerto Rico

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Barker Center 114

Please join us for a discussion with Luis Othoniel Rosa, Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska. Professor Rosa studied at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras and holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University. He authored Comienzos para una estétia anarquista: Borges con Macedonio in 2016. Earlier this year he published his latest novel Caja de fractales a futurist novel set in a post-capitalist Puerto Rico. Before Hurricane María Puerto Rico was hit with brutal austerity measures and an un-...

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2017 Nov 04

Día de los Muertos: Peabody Museum Family Celebration

12:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

Live music dancers and beautiful decorations help to make this a joyful event designed to remember and welcome back the spirits of loved ones. Decorate a sugar skull (additional $6 fee) make papel picado (cut paper banners) cempasúchil flowers and other artwork and write a message in any language you choose to place upon the Día de los Muertos altar.

No advance ticket required. Pan de muerto (sweet bun) and activities free with regular museum admission.

Free event parking at 52 Oxford Street Garage.

Presented in collaboration with the Peabody Museum of...

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2017 Nov 02

Brazil's Aesthetic Condition: João Cabral de Melo Neto on Poetry and Society

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Nathaniel Wolfson, College Fellow, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

In the post-war years, the poet João Cabral de Melo Neto reflected on the state of literature in Brazil and in particular the question of how poetry can...

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2017 Nov 01

Día de los Muertos: Peabody Museum Open House and Evening Celebration

4:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

Remember and celebrate your departed loved ones at this year’s Día de los Muertos altar savor traditional Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto and enjoy a presentation by Harvard Professor Davíd Carrasco as part of this festive evening of music and community.

Free and open to the public. Reservations required. R

eservation includes museum entrance Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto and access to a special presentation by Harvard Professor Davíd Carrasco. Learn more about the Day of the Dead altar in the Encounters with the Americas gallery...

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2017 Oct 31

CGIS Halloween

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

CGIS North/ Knafel Building (Cafe/Concourse)

cgis_halloweenBubble tea! Churros! Empanadas! The CGIS departments and international centers invite you to Trick or Treat around the world! Every center will be giving away snacks and candy! Stop by to learn more about student programs and funding for international travel or research.

Presented in collaboration with the Harvard University Asia...

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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 Oct 27

Harvard Law School and "The Oldest Colony in the World": An Unsettled Century of US-Puerto Rico Relations

9:00am to 10:30am

Location: 

Harvard Law School

Speakers: Andrew Crespo '08, Assistant Professor Law, Harvard Law School; Rafael Cox Alomar '04, Assistant Professor of Law University of the District of Columbia; David A. Clarke, School of Law; Christopher Landau '89, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Andrés W. López '95, President The Law Offices of Andrés W. López; Pedro Reina-Pérez, Professor, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras “The oldest colony in the world.”

That was the name José Trías Monge ’44 gave to his home the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico where he served as attorney general and chief...

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2017 Oct 26

Book Launch: Telenovelas in Pan-Latino Context

7:00pm

Location: 

Villa Victoria La Galeria, 85 West Newton Street, Boston

June Carolyn Erlick, Publications director, DRCLAS will launch her new book “Telenovelas in Pan-Latino Context.” Boris Muñoz, Op-ed editor of the New York Times en español and Marcela García, Editorial writer for the Boston Globe will participate in a round-table discussion with Erlick about the social meaning of telenovelas.

Reception will follow. Books will be for sale. See: http://www.ibaboston.org/blog/event/telenovelas-in-pan-...

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2017 Oct 26

The New Era of Epidemics: Surveillance Response Impacts and Challenges

1:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Bray Room, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue, Louis Pasteur, Boston

Speakers: Marcia Castro, Associate Professor of Demography, Department of Population and Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health ; Celina M. Turchi, Researcher, Fundaçāo; Olswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) C. ; Jessica Metcalf, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs, Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University; Anne Rimoi, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology School of Public Health, University of California at Los Angeles; Pardis Sabeti, Professor of...

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