Cambridge

2017 Oct 25

The Future of Cities

3:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Askwith Lecture Room, Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge

Please join President Drew Faust and a panel of experts in a conversation about the future of cities.

Moderator: John Macomber, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School

Panelists: Diane Davis, Chair Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design; John Fernandez, Professor, MIT; Urban Metabolism Group, African Urban Metabolism Network; Christian Irmisch, Principal, Siemens AG Mobility Division; Stefan Knupfer, Senior Partner ,McKinsey & Compan, Leader Sustainability Resource...

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2017 Oct 24

Democratic Innovations and Citizen Participation in Latin America

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Thamy Pogrebinschi,  Democracy Visiting Fellow Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation,  Harvard Kennedy School 

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While Latin America consistently scores badly in most assessments of democracy it has been celebrated by many as a laboratory of citizen...

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2017 Oct 19

Concert: Ancestral Memories

8:00pm

Location: 

Oberon Theater, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge

Ancestral Memories

With grant support from the French-American Jazz Exchange Program, Cuban-American saxophonist/percussionist/composer Yosvany Terry and French pianist Baptiste Trotignon present a unique and exciting program inspired by the rich and diverse musical traditions that emerged from...

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2017 Oct 19

Understanding Puerto Rico’s Past & Present Relationship to the United States

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

79 John F. Kennedy Street, Littauer L-324 Fainsod Room, Cambridge

Speaker: Pedro Reina Pérez, Director of the Harvard Puerto Rico Institute; Former Wilbur Marvin Visiting Scholar at DRCLAS

Pedro Reina Pérez is an award-winning historian and journalist specializing in contemporary Spanish Caribbean history and is the director of the...

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2017 Oct 17

The Border Wall: Life and Injury on the Frontlines

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

Speaker: Ieva Jusionyte, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Social Studies, Department of Anthropology and Committee on Degrees in Social Studies; Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

The idea of building a wall on the U.S./Mexico border serves as a potent symbol across the political spectrum—a means of assuaging social and economic anxieties by placing them onto a remote frontier. Ieva Jusionyte will consider how an anthropological analysis of the state borders and security can help people understand the...

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2017 Oct 12

Brazil Between Reality and Fiction: Macunaíma and the Cultural Heritage of the Anthropophagy Movement

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Sonia Netto Salomão, Professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Language and Literature, Sapienza University of Rome

Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

The lecture illustrates the synthesis of foreign visions of Brazil and their influence on the Brazilian construction of identity best summarized in Macunaíma the novel which is a specific example of the coming together of literature history and theory. Sonia Netto Salomão has been a Full...

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2017 Oct 10

Living in Fear: The Dynamics of Criminal Extortion in Mexico's Drug War

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Beatriz Magaloni, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science; Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

2017 Oct 06

Student Info Session: Mexico January Winternship Programs

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

How do you plan to spend J-term break? Come to the Mexico winternship info session to learn how you could spend J-term building your resume, exploring a mega-city, improving your Spanish, and eating delicious food! 

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Program managers, Rachel & Ariana, will be in-person to review the internships offered, funding,...

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2017 Oct 05

Arts and Sciences Workshop: "The Future that Finally Arrived: Latin American Literature and the Global Contemporary"

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

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Speaker: Emilio Sauri, Associate Professor of English College of Liberal Arts,  Director Concentration in Transnational and Multiethnic Literatures, UMass Boston

Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard...

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2017 Oct 05

The Struggle for the Past: How We Construct Social Memory

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speakers: Elizabeth Jelin, Senior Researcher, CONICET Argentina and Professor Doctoral Program in the Social Sciences IDES-UNGS ; Kathryn Sikkink, Professor of Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Kimberly Theidon, Henry J. Leir Professor of International Humanitarian Studies, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Moderator: Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Brazil Studies, Harvard Kennedy School

Noted sociologist and pioneer of studies about historical memory human rights and politics Elizabeth Jelin...

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