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2018 Nov 08

Developing and Testing an Attenuated Tetravalent Vaccine Against Dengue

1:05pm to 1:50pm

Location: 

GHP Building 1 Room 1208, Harvard School of Public Health

Speaker: Jorge Kalil, 2018-2019 CAPES Distinguished Visiting Professor, Harvard University; Professor and Head of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, University of Sao Paulo

There are over 300 million cases of dengue worldwide per year. Some are serious and even fatal. The disease burden occurs in tropical and subtropical areas, including Florida. There is no treatment and the licensed vaccine does not provide the proper protection. NIH, in collaboration with Brazilian institutions, has been developing a tetravalent attenuated dengue vaccine. Brazil is...

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2018 Nov 08

Popular Revolts, Citizenship and State Building in 19th Century Brazil

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Monica D. Dantas, Ruth Cardoso Visiting Associate Professor, Columbia University; Associate Professor, Brazilian Studies Institute and Social History Graduate Program, University of São Paulo

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

Contrary to what has been repeated for the past decades, Brazil’s Second Reign was not an age of peace and tranquility. If historians have duly recorded the great number of rebellions and upheavals that rattled the country...

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2018 Nov 06

Labor Unions and Social Movements in Unequal Democracies

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Candelaria Garay, Ford Foundation Associate Professor of Democracy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Candelaria Garay is a Ford Foundation Associate Professor of Democracy at the Kennedy School of Government. Her research focuses on social policy, collective action, and party politics in Latin America. She received a Ph.D. and a M.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her book, Social Policy Expansion in Latin...

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2018 Nov 05

Film Screening & Harvard Premier of: Song for Cesar: The Music and The Movement

6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S010), 1730 Cambridge Street

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Please join us for a film screening followed by discussion featuring:

Davíd Carrasco, Professor, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America, with a joint appointment with the Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Abel Sánchez, Film...

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2018 Nov 01

Día de los Muertos Celebration

4:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

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

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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 live music. The Catrina/catrín costume contest is at 6:30 pm.

Free and open to the public. ...

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2018 Nov 01

What was Dangerous About it? The Formation and Subversion of a Brazilian Androgynous Group (1972-1975)

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Benito Bisso Schmidt, PhD in History, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP); Professor, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

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

The talk discusses the career of the Brazilian androgynous group called Dzi Croquettes and the threat they posed to the Brazilian dictatorship.

Benito Bisso Schmidt was born in Cruz Alta, in southern Brazil, in 1970. He has been a professor at the...

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2018 Oct 30

Draining the Swamp? Partisan Bias in the Prosecution of Former Latin American Leaders

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Gretchen Helmke, Professor of Political Science, University of Rochester

This paper introduces and analyzes an original dataset, Latin American Leaders on Trial, which examines the extended post-tenure legal fates of 119 Latin American presidents over the last three and a half decades. Because we can only observe whether, when, and for what crimes former leaders are charged, but not whether such crimes were actually committed, our analysis of whether the rule of law is functioning or being manipulated in any given case is limited in important...

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2018 Oct 26

Mexican Literature, Culture, and Film across Borders: Translation, Migration and Frontiers

9:00am to 7:00pm

Location: 

Boston Univeristy, Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215

“Mexican Literature, Culture, and Film across Borders: Translation, Migration and Frontiers,” a two-day conference organized by the Center of Latin American Studies at Boston University. The central aim of the conference is to bring prominent scholars who will explore cultural and sociopolitical phenomena related to Mexico, often neglected by national histories, and to engage with theories on translation and migration in the field of literary and film studies.

24 scholars from across North America and Mexico have committed to present their work at the conference. Among...

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2018 Oct 25

Arts & Sciences Workshop: Sergio Pitol's Strategic Occidentalism: Translation and Literary Worldmaking

6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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Speaker: Ignacio Sánchez Prado, Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, Washington University in St. Louis
Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

The seminar seeks to explore...

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2018 Oct 25

Treading The Borders: Immigration And The American Stage

5:30pm to 6:15pm

Location: 

Houghton Library, Harvard Yard, Cambridge

Exhibition Tour! Join Matthew Wittmann, Curator of the Harvard Theatre Collection for a tour of Houghton Library’s Fall exhibition Treading the Borders: Immigration and the American Stage. Much of the richness and vitality of the performing arts in the United States derives from creative talent originating elsewhere. This exhibition explores how successive waves of immigration transformed the American stage, highlighting the virtuosity and resilience of a diverse group of actors, artists, and entertainers from the colonial era to the present day.

Hosted...

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2018 Oct 25

Harvard Global Support Services Open House For Students

11:00am to 2:00pm

Location: 

114 Mt. Auburn Street, Fifth Floor, Cambridge

Are you a Harvard student planning to study, research, or work abroad? Join us for an open house to meet our staff, learn about international resources to plan your trip and keep you safe, get a free passport-like photo taken, and enjoy trivia, prizes, and food.

Hosted by Harvard Global Support Services. 
This event is open to students; please bring your Harvard ID. 

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