Democracy and Memory Full Program

ARTS @ DRCLAS Poetry Exhibition

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Exhibtion Opening: September 11th @ 5:15 pm
DRCLAS, CGIS South Building 2nd floor, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 

The opening of the Memory and Democracy in Latin American Poetry exhibition will be on display through February 2014. 
Click here to see the songs on the Democracy and Memory Opening Playlist, a curated list of both contemporary songs about the recent history of Latin America, and songs from the 1960's, 1970's and 1980's.

Distinguished Lectures and Related Events

These events will explore how scholars and practitioners have sought to understand the relationship between democracy and memory. All events will take place in CGIS S-010 Tsai Auditorium unless otherwise noted.

September 10th @ 12-2 pm
Tuesday Seminar: Democracy and Memory: Transforming Mexico
Felipe Calderón
Former President of Mexico; Angelopoulos Global Public Leader Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
In CGIS S-250
Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

September 17th @ 6 pm
Distinguished Lecture: Why have some but not all horrors been remembered? Why have some lessons been learned better than others?
Jorge I. Domínguez

Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico; Vice Provost for International Affairs

September 26th @ 6 pm
Distinguished Lecture: The Seven Sins of Memory: Implications for Collective Memory
Daniel Schacter

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Psychology, Harvard University

October 8th @ 12-2 pm
Tuesday Seminar: Latin America's Post-Crisis Challenges
Ricardo Lagos
Former President of Chile; University Professor at Large, Watson Institute, Brown University
In CGIS S-050
Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

October 10th @ 6 pm
Distinguished Lecture Facing History After Mass Violence
Martha Minow

Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor, Harvard Law School
Co-sponsored by the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program and the HLS Harvard Human Rights Advocates

October 15th @ 12 pm
Tuesday Seminar: Life After Dictatorship: Authoritarian Inheritance and Conservative Party-Building in Latin America
James Loxton
PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University

CANCELLED October 17th @ 5:30 pm
Latin America's Struggle for Democracy in the Shadow of Powerful Men
Jon Lee Anderson

Biographer, Author, International Investigative Journalist
Co-sponsored by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism

October 31st @ 2-4 pm
The Origins and Consequences of Civil War in Central America
Fabrice Lehoucq

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

November 19th @ 12 pm
Tuesday Seminar: What's New and What's Not: Chilean Elections 40 Years After the Coup
Lisa Baldez
Associate Professor, Department of Government, Dartmouth College

Film Series and Retrospective

On Tuesday evenings in October, DRCLAS will present 4 films. All films will be shown in CGIS S-010 Tsai Auditorium. The screenings begin at 6 pm, followed by a discussion with a Harvard moderator. Light food and refreshments will be served at 5:30 pm.

Tuesday, October 1st
Cordero de Dios 
Director: Lucía Cedrón (Argentina, 2008, 92 minutes)
Discussant: Marysa Navarro, Professor Emerita of History, Dartmouth College; DRCLAS Resident Scholar
Co-sponsored by the Harvard Argentine Student Society
In Spanish; please note: this film does not have subtitles.

October 8th @ 5:30 pm
La Teta Asustada      
Director: Claudia Llosa (Peru, 2009, 95 minutes)
Discussant: Kimberly Theidon, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University
Co-sponsored by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and the Harvard Peruvian Student Association
In Spanish with English subtitles.

October 22nd @ 5:30 pm
O Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias 
Director: Cao Hamburger (Brazil, 2006, 110 minutes)
Discussant: Nicolau Sevcenko, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
In Portuguese with English subtitles.

October 29th @ 5:30 pm
Nostalgia de la Luz       
Director: Patricio Guzmán (Chile, 2010, 90 minutes)
Discussant: Haden Guest, Director of the Harvard Film Archive
In Spanish with English subtitles.

November 21st @ 5:30 pm
O Dia Que Durou 21 Anos       
(Brazil, 2010, 77 minutes)
Discussion with Director Camilo Tavares
In Portuguese with English subtitles.

Marginal Histories: the Films of Pablo Larraín at the Harvard Film Archive

Saturday, November 16 @ 7 pm
Tony Manero (Chile, 2008, 97 minutes), Special event with Director Pablo Larraín

Sunday, November 17 @ 7 pm
No (Chile, 2012, 118 minutes), Special event with Director Pablo Larraín

Monday, November 18 @ 7 pm
Post Mortem (Chile, 2010, 98 minutes)

November 1 & 2, 2013
Conference: Democracy and Memory in Latin America