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2018 Sep 18

Human Rights and Transformative Constitutionalism in Latin America: The Impact of the Inter-American System

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Flávia Piovesan, Professor of Constitutional Law and Human Rights, Catholic University of São Paulo

Latin America is characterized by high levels of exclusion and violence, in addition to democracies that are still in a consolidation phase. In this context, the Inter-American System can contribute to establishing human rights standards, offsetting national deficits and fostering a new power dynamic among social actors. It can play a transformative role in strengthening human rights, democracy and the rule of law in the region. The...

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2018 Sep 14

Cuba Studies Program: Radio Wars Not Cold Wars: Political Dissidence and Transnational Clandestine Broadcasting

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Alejandra Bronfman, Associate Professor in the Department of Latin American, Caribbean and US Latino Studies, at the University at Albany-SUNY

Moderator: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics
Professor of African and African American Studies and of History 
Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University

Cuba was a center of the Caribbean “radio wars” of the...

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2018 Sep 13

Student Info Session: Mentoring and Langauge Acquisition in Brazil (MLAB)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Join us at the Mentoring and Language Acquisition in Brazil (MLAB) program information session and learn about this year-long mentoring program for Harvard students. The program connects Harvard mentors with high-potential Brazilian high school students to help them improve their English proficiency, while inspiring them to apply for college prep programs in Brazil and to top universities in the U.S. 

MLAB includes an in-person component in São Paulo, Brazil, in January 2019....

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2018 Sep 13

Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Power-Sharing, Presidential Style: Brazilian Coalition Politics in Comparative Perspective

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Mariana Batista, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Federal University of Pernambuco; Visiting Fellow, Harvard University

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

How presidents coalesce in multiparty systems? This talk explores the role of issue salience in presidential power-sharing strategies, showing how they keep control over policy while coalition partners get control over particularistic expenditures.

Mariana Batista...

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2018 Sep 11

Student Info Session: Mexico January Winternship Programs

1:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Spend January in Mexico! Please come to the Mexico Winternship info session to learn how you could spend J-term in a pre-professional experience. The Winternships program enables you to build your resume, explore the culture and histories of Mexico and Mexico City, improve your Spanish, and enjoy the "Vitamin T" diet (tamales, tacos, tortas). 

The info session will review:

  • Program Overview

  • Internship Offerings

  • Application Details

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2018 Sep 11

Tuesday Seminar Series: Republican Shields in Times of Executive Excesses: Revisiting the Uruguayan Collegial Governments (1952-1966)

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: David Altman, Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Luksic Visiting Scholar

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

How do you limit the temptations and excesses of government chief executives in a democratic context? Theoretically, systems in which multiple people share executive power –collegial executives – might be one way to prevent abuses of power by leaders who concentrate authority...

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2018 Sep 10

Student Welcome Event

4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050 and Concourse Level, 1730 Cambridge Street

Are you a Harvard student? Interested in or curious about Latin America?

Please join us for a brief info session & fun social gathering to kick off the academic year. We'll have information about funding, January programs, study abroad, summer programs, the Certificate in Latin American Studies, internships, & more!
Drinks & snacks provided. 

See more about our student opportunities here.

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2018 Sep 06

2018 Welcome and Welcome Back

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Welcome and Welcome Back 2018

Junte-se a toda a comunidade brasileira de Harvard – incluindo alunos, pesquisadores e professores – na nossa confraternização de boas-vindas! Este encontro informal será uma ótima oportunidade para nos aproximarmos e integrarmos nossos...

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2018 Sep 05

Student Info Session: Healthcare and Education in Rural Chile January Program

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Spend this January in Chile! Volunteer in rural communities alongside Chilean university students in holistic medicine, dentistry, education, agriculture, veterinary care, and construction. Build friendships, enhance your Spanish skills, and expierence Temuco and Santiago, Chile.

The DRCLAS Regional Office will host students in the annual Healthcare and Education in Rural Chile Program between January 5 - 21, 2019. To learn more about this opportunity, come to our information session:

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2020 Jan 21

International Seminar with Richard Elmore: ecosiSTEAM

8:30am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Avenida Dag Hammarskjold 3269, Vitacura

Speaker: Richard Elmore (HSGE), Saba Ghole, Co-Founder NuVu Studio (MIT, Harvard Education Lab)

As part of the US Embassy Grant, ecosiSTEAM implementation workshops will be held across the country.

Presented in collaboration with the US Embassy and Ministry of Education. To read about EcosiSTEAM's current and past work, click here

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2019 Sep 30

Voting for Strongmen: Nationalist and Populist Leadership in Brazil and India

4:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speakers:
Rachel Brule, Assistant Professor of Global Development Policy, Boston University
Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
Patrick Heller, Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs, Brown University

Around the world, numerous nations have witnessed a resurgence of strongman politics — and with it, many governments are bypassing democratic norms and embracing populist ideals. Focusing on President Bolsonaro of Brazil and Prime Minister Modi of India, the speakers on this panel will...

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2019 Sep 27

BLIFF: La Camarista (The Chambermaid)

Repeats every day until Sat Sep 28 2019 .
8:05pm

8:05pm

Location: 

Bright Family Screening Room at the Emerson Paramount Center

LA CAMARISTA (THE CHAMBERMAID)
Narrative, 102 mins, Lila Avilés, Mexico, 2018

Eve (Gabriela Cartol) works long hours as a maid at a luxurious hotel in Mexico City. A young, single mother who travels far to get to her place of work, Eve has aspirations for the future and hopes that her diligence will get her a coveted spot as the cleaner on an executive floor. She enrolls in the hotel's adult education program in her quest for a better life but quickly discovers that it's not necessarily the most hard-working who get noticed for advancement. Q&A with producer
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2019 Sep 27

BLIFF: Caballerango (Horse Wrangler)

6:00pm

Location: 

Bright Family Screening Room at the Emerson Paramount Center

Caballerango (Horse Wrangler)
Documentary, 61 mins, Juan Pablo González, Mexico, 2018
A family reflects on a young man’s disappearance in a Mexican village under the watchful eyes of the horse who saw him last.
• Official Selection, 2018 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
• Official Selection, 2019 True/False Film Festival
• Official Selection, 2019 Ambulante
• Official Selection, 2019 Festival Internacional de Guadalajara (FICG)
• Official Selection, 2019 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Trailer: https://youtu.be/2Yl2sJEzkyc...

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2019 Sep 27

The U.S. – Central America Immigration Crisis: How it started, why it continues, and what you can do to make a difference

10:00am to 3:00pm

Location: 

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

Speakers
Jocelyn Viterna, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
Oscar Martinez, Award winning Salvadoran journalist and author of The Beast
Elizabeth Oglesby, Associate Professor of Geography and Development, University of Arizona
Ieva Jusionyte, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Social Studies, Harvard University
Deborah Anker, Clinical Professor of Law; Founder and Director, Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic
Sabrineh Ardalan, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law; Assistant Director, Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic
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