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2018 Mar 26

Social Origins of Legal Rule in Nineteenth-Century Mexico

5:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Timo Schaefer, Adjunct Professor, Brandeis University, Department of History; Boston University, Pardee School of Global Studies

Moderator: Kirsten Weld, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences

In the nineteenth century, Mexicans faced the challenge of constructing republican legal institutions in a society shaped by centuries of colonial rule. This talk examines how people attempted to meet that challenge in towns and in hacienda (agricultural estate) settlements. More broadly, it analyzes in what...

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2018 Mar 22

The 18th Annual Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History (Con-IH)

9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall

The 18th annual Harvard Graduate Student Conference on International History (Con-IH) will bring together scholars from around the world to discuss the theme of "The Pacific in the World." This is a two-day conference organized by Harvard graduate students.

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2018 Mar 21

HAPS Speaker Series: A Conversation with Beatriz Merino, Peru’s first female prime minister and the first female prime minister in Latin America

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

L-332 Deland, 3rd Floor of Littauer Building of Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy Street

Speaker: Beatriz Merinoformer Prime Minister of Peru

Beatriz Merino was the first female Prime Minister of Peru and the first female prime minister in Latin America. She held office between June 2003 and December 2003. She also served as Peru’s national ombudsman from September 2005 until March 2011. Before serving as Prime Minister, Ms. Merino served as Senator from 1990-1992 and Congresswoman from 1995-2000. During that time, she served as President of the Environmental Committee and the Women's Rights Committee....

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2018 Mar 20

Bolivia’s Process of Change at Twelve

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Martin Liby Troein, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, MIT

Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University 

Morales ascended the presidency in 2006 on promises of far-going change. In office since then, he has largely delivered: Writing a new constitution, nationalizing the hydrocarbons sector, and providing greater political and economic inclusion for Bolivia’s indigenous majority. But in contrast to counterparts in Venezuela and Ecuador, with which the Morales administration...

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2018 Mar 06

Venezuela: The Survival Strategies of an Authoritarian Regime

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speakers: Javier Corrales, Professor of Political Science, Amherst College; Risa Grais-Targow, Eurasia Group, Lead coverage of Venezuela Ecuador Central America and the Caribbean; and David Smilde, Senior Fellow at WOLA specializing in Venezuela and Professor of Human Relations Tulane University

Moderator: Steve Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

Javier Corrales is Dwight W. Morrow 1895 professor of Political Science at Amherst College in Amherst Massachusetts. He obtained his Ph.D. in political...

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2018 Mar 06

Arsenio and Bebo

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

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Speaker: Ned Sublette, composer, musician, record producer, musicologist, and author

Moderator: Yosvany Terry, Director of the Harvard Jazz Band

Tresero / bandleader Ignacio Arsenio Travieso Scull (1911-1970), whose stage name was Arsenio...

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2018 Mar 02

Capitalists of Misery: Shantytown Networks and the Cuban Revolution, 1950-1963

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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Speaker: Jesse Horst, Sarah Lawrence College

Challenging the notion of a "great divide" between Republic and Revolution this talk traces contentious interactions between shantytown leaders in Havana and government officials who sought to relocate them. As disputes...

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2018 Mar 01

Language and Cognitive Development of Children in Brazil: Salvador and Natal

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speakers: Gigi Luk, Associate Professor of Education, Harvard University and Nadine Gaab, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard University

The study of child development in Brazil offers an opportunity to broaden our understanding on cultural variations. In this talk, we will share our past and ongoing projects conducted in Brazil on language, cognition, and literacy. Their work has focused on using behavioral and neuroimaging methods to examine language and literacy in children.

Nadine Gaab received a PhD...

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