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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...

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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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Harvard awards seven honorary degrees

May 24, 2018

John Robert Lewis

Doctor of Laws, 2012
Principal Commencement Speaker

One of the foremost leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, John Lewis has represented Georgia’s fifth district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1987. The son of Alabama sharecroppers, he is a graduate of both the American Baptist Theological Seminary and Fisk University. Devoted to the philosophy of nonviolence, he organized sit-ins at segregated lunch counters, participated in the Freedom Rides, and chaired the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee from 1963...

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Anniversary of Harvard office in Chile celebrated with 'Lights on the South'

May 4, 2018

Cambridge, MA—Faculty, students, and community members gathered on April 24 to celebrate the launch of an e-book highlighting Harvard faculty research in Chile and the 15th anniversary of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies regional office in Santiago, Chile.

The e-book, Lights on the South: Fifteen Years of Harvard and Chile, was written by Chilean journalist and popular radio host Paula Molina, who, inspired by her time as a Nieman Fellow in 2013, documented the...

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‘Looking Out for the Queer in Latin American Art’ Showcases Experiences of Marginalized Subjects Through Video and Film

April 30, 2018

 

Queer subjectivities took center stage in a 2017-2018 series at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) titled “Looking Out for the Queer in Latin American Video Art and Film.” The series concentrated on two activities which spanned the academic year: an exhibition of video art on display in the center titled Guiñadas Gráciles, curated by Joaquín S. Terrones, Lecturer in Literature and Women and Gender Studies at MIT...

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The Beginning of the End for Ortega?

April 26, 2018

Forty years ago, on Jan. 10, 1978, my grandfather, Pedro Joaquín Chamorro, was shot and killed in Nicaragua. He was a journalist and civic leader who opposed the dynastic dictatorship of Nicaragua’s Somoza family. Scholars widely cite his assassination as the trigger of the regime’s popular overthrow. My grandfather has lived on as a national symbol of civil liberties — which is why both as his grandson and as a young historian of the Sandinista...

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Harvard Library Begins to Digitize Cuban Collections

April 6, 2018

 

By Katelyn X. Li, Contributing Writer to The Harvard Crimson

The Cuba Studies Program of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies recently announced an effort to digitize part of its Cuba-related collection through the Harvard Library.

The Library currently contains the largest collection of Cuban monographs in the United States, with materials published on a wide array of subjects, including literature, economics, botany,...

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Tábata Amaral ('16) named one of Glamour Brasil's Women of the Year (Interview in Portuguese)

April 4, 2018

 

Tábata Amaral de Pontes graduated from Harvard College in 2016 and was featured in the April 2018 issue of Glamour Brasil as one of the Women of the Year. Read her interview from the magazine in Portuguese below.

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Por Flavia Bezerra
Fotos: Cassia Tabatini
 

Pense em uma pessoa humilde. Que mesmo tendo sido aprovada nas mais prestigiadas universidades dos Estados Unidos, como Harvard, Caltech, Columbia, Princeton e Yale, credita...

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