Speaker: David Carballo, DRCLAS Santander Visiting Scholar & Associate Professor of Archaeology, Boston University Moderator: William Fash, Bowditch Professor of Central American and Mexican Archaeology and Ethnology
Over the last decade, Mexico has become an epicenter of criminal violence in the region, and this side of the story is regularly reported in the news. Less attention has been paid to the struggles for peace. In this conference, we will discuss two initiatives undertaken by the "Seminar on Violence and Peace" of El Colegio de Mexico (ColMex). This activity is part of an ongoing effort by DRCLAS, the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, and the Seminar to build a network of scholars from ColMex and Harvard interested in these issues.
Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy Street
Keynote Address: Urban Challenges in an Era of Climate Change
Speaker: Miguel Angel Mancera, Mayor of Mexico City Introduction: Jorge Domínguez, Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Department of Government; Chair, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
Officials from Fundación Hogares and the Mexican National Workers’ Housing Fund Institute (Infonavit) will join UPD faculty and students in a discussion of planning and design strategies deployed to address the growing problems of housing abandonment in Mexico.