Past Events

2019 May 07

Amazonia and Our Planetary Futures: A Conference on Climate Change

Tue - Wed, May 7 to May 8, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street

Climate change is one of the most important long-term threats for the future of our societies. Solutions are complex, depending not only on engineering and policy, but also on imagination and public will towards alternative forms of inhabiting the planet. Latin America, home to the largest rainforest areas in the world, is both at risk of environmental catastrophe and a key region in which models for thriving bioeconomies based on rainforests can evolve. This symposium will bring together experts and leaders from the US and Latin America to discuss the past, present and future of...

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2019 May 03

Frontiers of Clientelism: Linking the Micro and the Macro

9:00am to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-030, 1730 Cambridge Street

Panels will discuss: Clientelism, Linkages and Party Organization, Political Competition, Linkage Strategies, Political Economy

Please note: this event is by invitation only. Please contact Horacio Larreguy (hlarreguy@fas.harvard.edu) if interested.

Presented in collaboration with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

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2019 Apr 24

Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Including the Periphery: Expanding the Public Sphere through São Paulo's Literature Periférica

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Carter Topic ImageThis paper focuses on how the Literatura Periférica movement has contributed to creating an inclusive public sphere and expanded notions of citizenship for marginalized Brazilians. The civic engagement that occurs at and stems from events within the movement known as saraus underscores the importance of democratic...

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2019 Apr 17

Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Fluvial Metropolis: Making São Paulo Viable

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Fluvial MetropolisThe idea of São Paulo as a Fluvial Metropolis has a deep history. Since the 1990s, architect and planner Alexandre Delijaicov and others have explored the transformative infrastructural and social potentials of recovering the city’s river systems, adapting them to new uses. The seminar will introduce the...

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2019 Apr 10

Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Frames and narratives on Social Inequalities and Class Structure in Brazil

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Lopez Lecture ImageBased on theories and concepts from the cultural sociology, I present the preliminary results of a work in progress to understand frames and repertoires the Brazilians resort to explain or justify social inequalities in the country. Additionally, I show how the different world views relates to perceived positions...

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2019 Apr 03

Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Aging Poorly? Accounting for the decline in earnings inequality in Brazil, 1995-2012

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Ferreira HeadshotThe Gini coefficient of labor earnings in Brazil fell by nearly a fifth between 1995 and 2012, from 0.50 to 0.41. The decline in earnings inequality was even larger by other measures, with the 90-10 percentile ratio falling by almost 40 percent. Although the conventional explanation of a falling...

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2019 Apr 02

Tuesday Seminar Series: Climate Policy/Politics in Brazil: Recent Trajectories and Prospectives

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Eduardo ViolaAfter being the most irrational carbon emitter in the world (1987-2004), Brazil was successful in promoting a dramatic reduction of deforestation in the Amazon in 2005-2012. Because of this the Brazilian government was relatively successful in creating a myth of the country as a climate leader. Emissions from deforestation...

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2019 Mar 26

Tuesday Seminar Series: When the Church Votes Left: The Electoral Consequences of Progressive Religion

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Tunon Topic ImageHow do progressive religious leaders shape the objectives and electoral fortunes of the left? I argue that church leaders who advance doctrinal interpretations that favor progressive economic policies will mobilize their adherents in support of the left, as long as doing so does not advance policies that contradict...

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