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2018 Oct 04

Panel: "Challenges to Democracy in Big Middle Income Countries: Brazil, India, South Africa"

4:30pm to 6:15pm

Location: 

Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street, Lower Level Conference Room

Speakers: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University; Tariq Thachil, Associate Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University; Evan Lieberman, Total Professor of Political Science and Contemporary Africa, MIT

Over the last decade, developments in Russia, Turkey, Hungary, Poland, Thailand, Venezuela and elsewhere have raised concerns about a global democratic recession. Although the number of democracies in the world has remained stable, the crisis of Western liberal democracies and the rise of...

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2018 Oct 04

Student Info Session: DRCLAS January Programs

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Interested in spending January in Latin America? Come to the DRCLAS Info Session to learn how you can get involved in the region over casual refreshments. Gain internship experience, study, or participate in experiential learning through immersive programs offered this January.

Info Session will cover details about the following programs:

  • Healthcare and Education in Rural Chile

  • Winternships in Mexico City

  • Puerto Rico Winter Institute

  • ...
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2018 Oct 04

The Necessity of Fiction in Today's Brazil

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Beatriz Bracher, writer

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

In 2018, Brazil finds itself torn to pieces, and inundated by the deafening roar of militancies and their drones. Under these conditions, it is necessary to reconstruct and protect a space for silence and doubt. A space where certainties might be betrayed: fiction.

Beatriz Bracher (São Paulo, 1961), graduated in Literature and Writing, was the editor of the...

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2018 Oct 02

Changing Course? Understanding Mexico's 2018 Election

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Gustavo Flores Macías, Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University

Moderators: Steve Levitsky, Professor of Government and Fran Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government

Gustavo A. Flores-Macías is Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University and the 2017-18 Democracy and Development Fellow at Princeton University. He is the author of After Neoliberalism? The Left and Economic Reforms in Latin America (Oxford University Press, 2012) and editor of the volume The...

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2018 Sep 27

Arts & Sciences Workshop: The Dictator Novel: Writers and Politics in the Global South

6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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Speaker: Magalí Armillas-Tiseyra, Caroline D. Eckhardt Early Career Professor of Comparative Literature and Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at Penn State

Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor, Department of Romance Languages and Literature

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2018 Sep 27

Political Appointments in Brazil

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Felix Lopez, Researcher, Institute of Applied Economic Research (Ipea)

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

The lecture presents general results from different research questions about political appointments -- the appointee’s yearly turnover and survival, the role of the President and the role of the political parties in filling the top-level positions -- and connects these results with a discussion about the prospects for a more efficient...

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2018 Sep 26

Fighting Corruption through Diplomacy

4:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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Speaker: Fernando Berguido, lawyer and former President of the Panama chapter of Transparency International

In Anatomía de una trampa, journalist, Nieman Fellow, and former Ambassador Fernando Berguido relates with a wealth of details, one of the greatest scandals of international corruption involving...

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2018 Sep 25

Colombia's 2018 Elections: Implications for the Peace Process and Criminal Dynamics

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Angelica Duran-Martinez, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Angélica Durán-Martínez is an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. She obtained a Ph.D. in Political Science at Brown University, a B.A. from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and an M.A. from New York University. She is the author of “The Politics of Drug Violence: Criminals, Cops, and Politicians in Colombia and Mexico” (Oxford University Press, 2018). Her...

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2018 Sep 23

Inaugural Latinx Convocation

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Memorial Church

The Latinx community is excited to announce its first ever Harvard College Latinx Convocation on Sept. 23rd at 4pm in Memorial Church. The event is a ceremony celebrating Latinx achievement at Harvard, while welcoming Latinx-identifying freshmen to campus. We hope for this event to help instill a sense of community and belonging in these new students, and help to ease the transition into their new home for the next four years.

It is our hope to have as large of a turnout as possible, and for every aspect of student life to be represented in our guests. For many Latinx students...

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2018 Sep 21

Ash Community Speaker Series: What to Watch for in Brazil's Upcoming Election Date

12:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Suite 200N

Join Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor for Brazil Studies at Harvard Kennedy School; Mariana Batista, Assistant Professor at the Federal University of Pernambuco in the Department of Political Science; and Fernando Bizzarro, Graduate Student at Harvard University, Government Department; for a discussion about the upcoming October elections in Brazil. 

Lunch will be served. 

The Ash Community Speaker Series features discussions with students,...

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2018 Sep 20

Roberto Burle Marx, Landscape and Chromatic Relationships

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Gareth Doherty, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Director of the Master in Landscape Architecture Program, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

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

"It is not sufficient to plan for appropriate green areas; it is necessary to understand them in relation to the urban landscape." —Roberto Burle Marx

Gareth Doherty is Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at...

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