Past Events

2019 Oct 21

Environmental and Climate Science Under Attack: What is Happening in the Amazon?

11:00am

Location: 

Harvard University Center for the Environment, MCZ 440

Speakers: 
Tasso Azevedo, General Coordinator, SEEG Network and MapBiomas; Affiliated Scholar, Brazil Lab, Princeton University
Beto Veríssimo, Co-founder, Imazon; Director, Amazon Center for Entrepreneurship; Affiliated Scholar, Brazil Lab, Princeton University
Gina McCarthy, former U.S. EPA Administrator, Director, C-CHANGE (Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Moderator: Daniel Schrag, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology; Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering; Director,...

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2019 Sep 30

Voting for Strongmen: Nationalist and Populist Leadership in Brazil and India

4:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S020

Speakers:
Rachel Brule, Assistant Professor of Global Development Policy, Boston University
Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
Patrick Heller, Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs, Brown University

Around the world, numerous nations have witnessed a resurgence of strongman politics — and with it, many governments are bypassing democratic norms and embracing populist ideals. Focusing on President Bolsonaro of Brazil and Prime Minister Modi of India, the speakers on this panel will discuss what...

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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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