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Interview with alum Thiago Costa, founder of Hashdex and new partner of the Summer Internship Program in Brazil

December 2, 2019
By Diego C. Smirne

Thiago, you are one of the founders of asset management company Hashdex and have a Harvard PhD degree in Applied Mathematics. Firstly, please tell us about your academic and professional path. As a Harvard alum, what does the University represent to you? How important were the years you spent there for your endeavor with Hashdex?

I discovered math at the age of 12...

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College student Lilliana Brandão on her Summer Internship Program experience in Brazil

October 29, 2019

By Lilliana Brandão (AB '22), participant of the 2019 Summer Internship Program (SIP) in Brazil

As a child I had many aspirations, such as exploring a rainforest, living in Brazil, and working on a farm. This past Summer I had the opportunity to do all three of these in one internship,
DRCLAS’s Summer Internship Program (SIP). I spent...

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Fall 2019 Matos Lecture to be delivered by Diana Magaloni, Deputy Director of the Los Angeles County Art Museum

September 18, 2019

HARVARD UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES FALL 2019 EDUARDO MATOS MOCTEZUMA LECTURE, TO BE DELIVERED BY DIANA MAGALONI, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART 

(Cambridge, MA and Mexico City) In an effort to renew its commitment to in-depth research and educational collaboration with Mexico, Harvard University established the Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture Series in 2017. This series celebrates the excellence of Mexican archaeology and history, represented by Professor Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, Mexico’s...

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Interview with PhD candidate Ana Luiza Penna

September 9, 2019
By Diego C. Smirne

You participated the Harvard-Brazil Collaborative Public Health Field Course twice, in 2014 as a student and in 2015 as a mentor. Why did you decide to take part in the course, and how did these experiences help you grow professionally and personally?


When I first heard about the course, I was immediately interested in its proposition: academic excellence combined with on-the-ground learning, with a focus on major Brazilian public health issues. It is a very fertile combination that, unfortunately, many Public Health...

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Gabriela Soto Laveaga named co-chair of the Mexico Faculty Committee

September 1, 2019
Starting in academic year 2019-20, Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Professor of the History of Science and Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, will co-chair the Faculty Committee on Mexico, with Diane Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Both Professors Davis and Soto Laveaga are currently on academic leave: Professor Davis will be a Visiting Researcher at El Colegio de México in the Spring, while Professor Soto Laveaga is spending the academic year at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. We thank... Read more about Gabriela Soto Laveaga named co-chair of the Mexico Faculty Committee