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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Announcement

October 17, 2018

The Lown Scholars Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has opened applications for the Summer 2019 cohort. Since its establishment in 2008, The Lown Scholars Program has supported the work of more than fifty Lown Scholars from twenty countries. Our support has facilitated productive and long-term collaborations between Lown Scholars and Harvard faculty members.

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President of Ecuador Moreno Visits Harvard, Talks Corruption

October 1, 2018

President of Ecuador Lenín Moreno spoke about his country’s politics and the fight to end corruption at the Harvard Kennedy School’s John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Friday.

Moreno was joined by his wife, Rocio Gonzalez Navas; Jacqueline Brigida Astudillo, the Ecuadorian ambassador to the United States; and a delegation from Ecuador. It was Moreno’s first visit to Harvard since he was elected president of Ecuador in 2017.

“It is the first time that I came to Boston and this prestigious university,”  Moreno said in his speech, which he gave in Spanish...

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President of Panama Speaks at Harvard, Meets with Bacow

September 28, 2018

President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela spoke at the Kennedy School's Institue of Politics and met with Harvard faculty and students from Central America — as well as University President Lawrence S. Bacow — Thursday.

Before the Forum event, President Varela met in “a closed door session” moderated by History of Science Professor Gabriela Soto Laveaga with Central American students and faculty at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, according to Paola Ibarra Deschamps, the assistant director of programs at the David Rockefeller Center. Varela also...

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The Rafael Queneditt Morales papers are now available at Harvard Libraries

September 27, 2018

The Rafael Queneditt Morales papers are now available at Harvard's Fine Arts Library. Rafael Queneditt Morales (1942–2016) was an important Cuban sculptor whose work centered on the celebration of Afro-Cuban culture in general and of Afro-Cuban spirituality in particular. His art combined the language of geometric abstraction with the use of traditional woodcarving to produce representations of Afro-Cuban religious rituals, deities and symbolism. He formed the art collective Grupo Antillano (1978–1983), creating a platform where distinguished visual artists,...

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Interview with RLL professor Bruno Carvalho

September 17, 2018

By Tiago Genoveze

First of all, congratulations on your appointment as a tenured professor of Romance Languages and Literatures. You received your PhD at Harvard nine years ago. How does it feel to be back on campus in your new role?

It feels like a homecoming, after a wonderful nine years in the Princeton faculty. I have great memories of my time as a graduate student here. It’s particularly meaningful and inspiring to try to carry on some of the work done by my dissertation advisor, Nicolau Sevcenko, who passed away in 2014. Harvard looks like a very...

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Fall 2018 Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture to be Delivered by Professor Alfredo López Austin in Mexico City on October 9th

August 30, 2018

Mexico City and Cambridge, MA – August 30, 2018. Harvard University established the Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture Series in 2017 in an effort to renew its commitment to closer research and education collaboration with Mexico. This series celebrates the excellence of Mexican archaeology and history, represented by the figure of Professor Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, Mexico’s preeminent archaeologist. After an initial year in which Professor Matos Moctezuma himself delivered inaugural lectures in both Mexico City and Cambridge in fall and spring,...

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Public Health Considerations for a Rapidly Changing World: An Interview with Professor Marcia Castro

June 26, 2018

By Ashley CollinsSão Paulo.

Marcia Castro is a professor of demography in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. She was recently promoted to the role of full professor and is the first Brazilian woman to receive tenure at Harvard. Professor Castro’s research focuses on the relationship between urbanization and health, as well as the social and environmental factors that contribute to the spread of...

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DRCLAS Announces 2018-19 Visiting Scholars and Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professors

June 11, 2018

 

Each year, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) welcomes a group of academics and professionals who study Latin America for a semester or two of research and writing at Harvard. The Visiting Scholars hail from across the globe, and their fields of study are wide-ranging, with political scientists studying direct...

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