Cambridge

2019 Oct 23

Curating Architecture Across the Americas: Spaces of Contact MX-US

4:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speakers: 
José Esparza Chong Cuy, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Storefront for Art and Architecture
Ruth Estévez, Co-founder, Executive Director and Curator, LIGA and Senior Curator-at-Large, The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University
Julieta González, Artistic Director, Museo Jumex
Sarah Herda, Director, Graham Foundation
Michelle Millar Fisher, Curator, Contemporary Decorative Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Zoë Ryan, John H. Bryan Chair and...

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2019 Oct 22

A Tweeted History of the 2019 Argentine Election: It's not fake news if we believe the thread

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Ernesto Calvo, Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland-College Park
Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

Social networks are today the primary source of political content among the unsteadily informed voters of Latin America. Much of the content, produced and published by traditional news organizations, caters to communities of partisans who activate posts among their peers. In this presentation,...

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2019 Oct 21

Environmental and Climate Science Under Attack: What is Happening in the Amazon?

11:00am

Location: 

Harvard University Center for the Environment, MCZ 440

Speakers
Tasso Azevedo, General Coordinator, SEEG Network and MapBiomas; Affiliated Scholar, Brazil Lab, Princeton University
Beto Veríssimo, Co-founder, Imazon; Director, Amazon Center for Entrepreneurship; Affiliated Scholar, Brazil Lab, Princeton University
Gina McCarthy, former U.S. EPA Administrator, Director, C-CHANGE (Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Moderator: Daniel Schrag, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology; Professor of Environmental...

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2019 Oct 17

The Aftermath of Zika in Brazil

1:00pm

Location: 

GHP 12th floor conference room (SPH-1, 1208), 655 Huntington Ave, Boston

Speaker: Debora Diniz, CLACS Visiting Scholar, Brown University

Aftermath of Zika in BrazilWhile media attention about Zika has all but disappeared, there are still new cases being identified in Brazil, as well as other countries in the region such as Cuba and Venezuela.  However,...

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2019 Oct 16

A PROVOCATION: Joyelle McSweeney, Urayoán Noel + Ronaldo V. Wilson

6:00pm

Location: 

Forum Room, Lamont Library, 11 Quincy Street

Speakers: Joyelle McSweeney, author of TOXICON
Urayoán Noel, author of BUZZING HEMISPHERE/RUMOR HEMISFÉRICO
Ronald V. Wilson, author of POEMS OF THE BLACK OBJECT

A reading by three of the most dynamic and provocative performers in the genre: Joyelle McSweeney (author of TOXICON), Urayoán Noel (author of BUZZING HEMISPHERE/RUMOR HEMISFÉRICO), and Ronald V. Wilson (author of POEMS OF THE BLACK OBJECT). 

Presented in collaboration with ...

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2019 Oct 15

Cooperative Property Rights and Development: Evidence from Land Reform in El Salvador

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Eduardo Montero, Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Assistant Professor, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

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2019 Oct 09

ERRE: A conversation with Mexican artist Marcos Ramírez

6:30pm

Location: 

Senior Common Room (Standish Hall), Winthrop House

Speaker: Marcos Ramírez (ERRE), Artist

Moderators: Doris Sommer, Ira and Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of African and African American Studies; José Falconi, Lecturer in Fine Arts, Brandeis University

Artist Marcos Ramírez (ERRE) in conversation with Professor Doris Sommer, Ira and Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of African and African American Studies and José Falconi (Lecturer in Fine Arts, Brandeis University)

Marcos Ramírez...

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2019 Oct 09

Occupying Schools, Occupying Land: How the Landless Workers Movement Transformed Brazilian Education

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Rebecca Tarlau, Assistant Professor of Education and of Labor and Employment Relations, Pennsylvania State University
Moderator: Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, affiliated with Romance Languages and Literatures

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2019 Oct 08

Future Of Cities: Water

3:30pm

Location: 

Askwith Lecture Hall, Longfellow Hall, Harvard Graduate School of Education; 13 Appian Way Cambridge, MA

Opening Remarks by Sarah Whiting, Dean, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Speakers:
Loreta Castro Reguera, Professor, UNAM Mexico; Design Director, Taller Capital, Mexico; Visiting Scholar in Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design
John Fernandez, Professor, MIT; Director, MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative; Director, Urban Metabolism Group
Jim Matheson, Founder and principal, Flybridge Ventures; Chairman and CEO, Oasys Water; Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Harvard Business School
Joyce Coffee Founder...

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2019 Oct 08

Population Pressures: Migration, Repression, and Agrarian Reform in Latin America

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Emily Sellars, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Yale University
Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

headshot of Emily SellarsDoes emigration undermine pressure for agrarian change? I examine how the...

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2019 Oct 04

Music Workshop / Síntesis: Una visión de la herencia musical afro-cubana

12:00pm

Location: 

Library Theater in McKinlock Hall (Leverett House) 25 Mill Street, Cambridge MA 02138
Image of Sintesis

Síntesis is one of the emblematic ensembles of contemporary Cuban music, due to the richness, variety and conceptual structure of their sonic style. Sintesis music pioneered the fusion of Afro-Cuban musical traditions with contemporary jazz and rock in the late 1970s. They are among the most recognized and popular...

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2019 Oct 03

Sacred Groves & Secret Parks: Orisha Landscapes in Brazil and West Africa

Repeats every day until Fri Oct 04 2019 .
9:00am to 4:00pm

9:00am to 4:00pm

Location: 

Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall Gund 112 Stubbins

The Sacred Groves and Secret Parks colloquium and exhibition will bring together insights on the materiality and spatiality of Afro-religious diasporic practices, decentering Western canons of knowledge and leading to new design possibilities for Brazilian and West African cities.

Landscapes of orisha devotion are often manifested as sacred groves, where devotees cultivate orishas—deities, or energies of nature, in Yoruba tradition that enable all forms of life—using combinations of botanical manipulation, animal sacrifice, music, and dance. In the process, Afro-diasporic memories...

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2019 Oct 01

Democratic Deepening and Political Parties: The National Implementation of Binding Participatory Institutions

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Jared Abbott, PhD candidate, Department of Government
Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

Jared Abbott Why are local-level participatory institutions implemented nationally in some countries but...

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