Past Events

MCA Past Events

2019 Apr 23

Tuesday Seminar Series: The political origins of Mexico’s corruption

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

In contexts where corruption is widespread, why do some incumbents choose to not be corrupt? My research argues that party loyalty is a major influence to reduce corruption and test this argument using fine-grained data of 12 billion dollars audited to 3,601 local incumbents over a period of 16 years. Contributing to an unsettled and vibrant debate about the influence of partisan politics in corruption, our data allow us to test three possible mechanisms that could be driving political actors to limit the misappropriation of public resources during their tenure: insurance mechanisms,...

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2019 Apr 18
2019 Apr 17

From 1910 to the 4th Transformation: Actors, Institutions, and Objectives in Mexico’s Revolutionary Politics

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Graduate School of Design, Sackler 222

cannonSpeakers: Javier Garciadiego, Professor of History, El Colegio de México; John Womack, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History, Emeritus, Harvard University

On occasion of the Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture Series, join us for a conversation between Javier...

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2019 Apr 16

Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture Series presents: The Mexican Revolution of 1910: A Sociohistorical Interpretation

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
zapataSpeaker: Javier Garciadiego Dantán, Historian and Author; Director, Academia Mexicana de la Historia; Former President of El Colegio de México

A rigged election and a political crisis among competing elites, middle classes, and rural workers: What could go wrong? The Mexican...

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2019 Mar 25
2019 Feb 01

The Mexico Conference 2.0: Same Challenges, Different Expectations

Fri - Sat, Feb 1 to Feb 2, 2:00pm - 8:00pm

Location: 

Day One (1pm-8pm) Askwith Auditorium, Graduate School of Education; Day Two (9am-6:30pm): Littauer Building, Harvard Kennedy School

Mexico Conference 2.0The MX Conference is a student initiative that seeks to bring Mexico to the forefront. It provides a forum for the learning and debate of Mexico’s challenges and opportunities given its recent transition of power; and in addition; highlight the Harvard community and campus to external attendees. The Conference’...

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2018 Nov 05

Film Screening & Harvard Premier of: Song for Cesar: The Music and The Movement

6:00pm

Location: 

Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St.

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Please join us for a film screening followed by discussion featuring:

Davíd Carrasco, Professor, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America, with a joint appointment with the Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Abel Sánchez, Film...

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2018 Nov 01

Día de los Muertos Celebration

4:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Remember and celebrate your departed loved ones at this year’s Día de los Muertos altar, savor traditional Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto, and enjoy live music. The Catrina/catrín costume contest is at 6:30 pm.

Free and open to the public. ...

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2018 Oct 26

Mexican Literature, Culture, and Film across Borders: Translation, Migration and Frontiers

Fri - Sat, Oct 26 to Oct 27, 9:00am - 7:00pm

Location: 

Boston Univeristy, Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215

“Mexican Literature, Culture, and Film across Borders: Translation, Migration and Frontiers,” a two-day conference organized by the Center of Latin American Studies at Boston University. The central aim of the...

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2018 Oct 15

Conversations on Journalism & Mexico

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Room S250

The New England Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists presents: Conversations on Journalism & Mexico

Featuring: Alfredo Corchado, Marcela Turati, & Maria Garcia.

See flyer below for details.

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2018 Oct 02

Tuesday Seminar Series: 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

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 Political Economy of Taxation in Latin America (forthcoming with Cambridge University Press). Before academia, he served as Director of Public Affairs in...

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2018 Apr 24

Tuesday Seminar Series: Puerto Rico: An Exclave in Decline

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Hiram Ramirez-Rangel, Divisional Executive Vice-President and Co-Branch Manager of AXA Advisors, LLC, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s current financial and economic crisis is examined firstly by examining the geopolitical dynamics that once sustained its role as an American exclave, and which gradually changed, giving way to a period of decline in strategic importance. As its importance as exclave began to decline, the Island turned to both external and internal sources of financing to mitigate or defer economic and financial adjustment...

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2018 Apr 17

Film Screening & Discussion: Rush Hour

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South (1730 Cambridge St.)

About Rush Hour: A feature documentary about the odyssey involved in commuting to and from work in three large contemporary cities: Los Angeles, Istanbul and Mexico City. Rush Hour is an intimate approach to the personal stories of three commuters who spend hours of their lives going from home to work and back, reflection a common reality shared by billions of people. What is the impact of these lost hours on their relationships an their quality of life? What really direves them to make this journey every day? What does this say about our cities and our way of living...

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2018 Mar 28

Latinx Initiative: 21st Century Bilingualism at Harvard: How Latinx students are reshaping Spanish classroom pedagogy

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Speaker: María Luisa Parra, Senior Preceptor in Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

Novel theoretical frameworks are being developed as global immigration challenges our traditional notions of languages bound to nation-states. These new approaches enable us to understand emergent social bilingual practices and identity development in children and youth. In this presentation, we will discuss how these...

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2018 Mar 26

Social Origins of Legal Rule in Nineteenth-Century Mexico

5:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 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 Feb 02

2018 Latina Empowerment & Development (LEAD) Conference: Check in and Reception

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Northwest Labs

The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies is pleased to support Latinas Unidas de Harvard and the 2018 LEAD Conference. 

The Latina Empowerment & Development Conference, also known as LEAD, is an annual conference hosted at Harvard University by Latinas Unidas. LEAD is about empowering Latinas and other minorities who plan on fulfilling leadership and other professional career-oriented paths. Since its inception in 2007, LEAD has brought together hundreds of college Latinas and professionals from all over the country. The 11th annual LEAD...

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2018 Feb 02

HUMAS and MC present The Mexico Conference 2018: The Path(s) Forward

Fri - Sat, Feb 2 to Feb 3, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Graduate School of Education (13 Appian Way) and Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government (79 JFK St)

This conference, organized by Harvard students, aims to promote debate around the path forward for Mexico over the coming 20 years for the country to become one of the 21st century's success stories.

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The 2018 Conference will address the...

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2017 Nov 14

Art [...] Architecture: Latin GSD & Women in Design present Ingrid Moye, Daniela Rivera, and Cazú Zegers

6:30pm

Location: 

Piper Auditorium, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
Art [...] Architecture is part of the Latin.A series, a collaboration between Women in Design and Latin GSD, and a joint effort with A.Chronology and the FortyK Gallery at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. ...
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2017 Nov 14

Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the U.S.-Mexico Boundary

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Gund Hall Gund 112 Stubbins

Speaker: Ronald Real, Associate Professor of Architecture, Eva Li Memorial Chair in Architecture, UC Berkeley

Despite recent attention to wall building as a security measure, the building of barriers along the U.S. – Mexico border is not a new phenomenon. The U.S. Secure Fence Act of 2006 funded the single-largest domestic building project in the twenty-first century and financed approximately 700 miles of fortification,...

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2017 Nov 09

The encounter of knowledges: Challenges and opportunities for the social sciences and threats for social researchers

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Merkert Chemistry Center, Room 130 | Boston College, 2601-2609 Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill, MA

Speaker: Rosa Macz, Q'eqchi Maya legal researcher at AVANCSO in Guatemala

Macz has worked extensively in the Alta Verapaz region of Guatemala, which has seen heightened tensions between indigenous groups and extractive industries, and is co-author of the recently published Despojos y resistencias: Una Mirada de la Región Extractiva Norte desde Tezulutulán-Verapaz [Dispossesion and resistance: An examination of the Northern...

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2017 Nov 07

Tuesday Seminar Series: The Long Run Effects of Agricultural Productivity Shocks: Irrigation and Structural Change in Mexico

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Melissa Dell, Assistant Professor of Economics, Harvard University

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This study examines the long-run impacts of irrigation on agricultural productivity...

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2017 Nov 04

Día de los Muertos: Peabody Museum Family Celebration

12:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue

Live music, dancers, and beautiful decorations help to make this a joyful event designed to remember and welcome back the spirits of loved ones. Decorate a sugar skull (additional $6 fee), make papel picado (cut paper banners), cempasúchil flowers, and other artwork, and write a message in any language you choose to place upon the Día de los Muertos altar.

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2017 Nov 01

Día de los Muertos: Peabody Museum Open House and Evening Celebration

4:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue

Remember and celebrate your departed loved ones at this year’s Día de los Muertos altar, savor traditional Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto, and enjoy a presentation by Harvard Professor Davíd Carrasco as part of this festive evening of music and community.

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Free and...

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