Andes & Southern Cone

2021 Sep 22

“Revistas culturales latinoamericanas, recorte y globalización de la cultura en la primera mitad del siglo XX”

5:30pm to 7:00pm

This event is part of Harvard-UAI Collaborative Research Discoveries in Chile Series and will be held in Spanish. This event is virtual and will be held at 6:30pm Santiago de Chile time. To register, click here

Speaker: Antonia Viu, Directora Departamento de Literatura, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
Moderated by: Mariano Siskind...

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2021 Sep 14

Prospects for Post-COVID Economic Recovery in Latin America

12:00pm to 1:20pm


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The economic toll of the Covid crisis on Latin America has been catastrophic. According to The Economist, whereas global GDP contracted by 3% last year, that of Latin America and the Caribbean fell on average by 7%, the worst of any region tracked by the IMF. Lengthy lockdowns have contributed to the exacerbation of poverty and inequality, and school closures...

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2021 Nov 30

Chile Presidential Elections

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

On November 21, 2021, Chile will hold its first presidential election since a massive wave of protest shook the country and ushered in a period of far-reaching constitutional change. What do the results of the Chilean election tell us about the country’s changing politics--and what do they portend for the future?

Speakers: Juan Pablo Luna...

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2021 Nov 16

Impact of Venezuela Migration on Latin America

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

Of the more than 5.6 million Venezuelans who have left Venezuela since 2017, more than 70 percent have migrated to Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Despite their stated intention to remain in the countries that received them, they often lack regular migration status, and they have suffered from unemployment or employment discrimination and restricted access to health...

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2021 Nov 09

The Volatility Curse

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

When does economic voting function as a mechanism of democratic accountability, and when does it fail to do so? In their new book, The Volatility Curse, Campello and Zucco show that in Latin American countries that are dependent on commodity exports and inflows of foreign capital, governments may lose popular support and be punished by voters for economic outcomes that are...

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2021 Nov 02

Protest and Repression in Latin America

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

Latin America experienced a wave of large-scale and often sustained protest between 2018 and 2021. In Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and elsewhere, these protests triggered harsh police or paramilitary repression. How do these responses compare to earlier eras in Latin America? Have decades of democracy and human rights activism had on impact on the behavior of domestic security...

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2021 Oct 26

Technocracy vs Politics

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

Technocrats dominated policymaking across Latin America in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Now, in much of the region, including its largest democracies, voters and politicians on both the left and the right have challenged the role of technocrats in democratic governments. What explains technocrats’ declining legitimacy in many Latin American democracies?...

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2021 Oct 19

Populism and the Courts in Latin America

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

Populist presidents have assaulted (or seriously threatened) judicial independence in much of Latin America in the early twenty-first century. What drives these attacks? How do courts resist them? And why have some judiciaries proven more resilient in the face of populist governments than others?

Speakers: Julio Rios Figueroa, Associate...

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2021 Oct 05

The Geography of State Power: Political Antagonism and Partisan Statebuilding in Colombia and Mexico

12:00pm to 1:20pm


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Why do states develop more effective authority in some parts of their territory and domains of governance than in others? The Geography of State Power attributes contemporary variation in the state’s ability in Mexico and Colombia to perform such core functions as taxation, coercion, and public service provision within its borders to the historical lines of political conflict – religious in...

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2021 Aug 12

AprendoEnCasa.org Conference: What does it mean to learn in the 21st century?

4:00pm to 5:30pm


This event is virtual and will be held in Spanish with simultaneous English translation. To register, click here.

Speakers: Santiago Rincón Gallardo, Consultant, Harvard alumni and member of the Fullan Enterprise consulting firm; Alejandra Arratia, Executive Director at Educación 2020; Melissa Guadalupe Huertas, Senior Program Officer,...

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2021 Jul 26

The Pandemic is Not Only a Viral Event

Repeats every day until Tue Jul 27 2021 .
8:00am to 4:00pm

8:00am to 4:00pm


This event is virtual, to view click here.

In the field of health practices enlivened by the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic, the emergence of variants of the SarsCov-2 virus, the lack of sufficient vaccines and the uncontrolled infection in Brazil, the response to the pandemic has depended on the participation and production of researchers from various areas and the involvement of community leaders in the social response. The objective of this international seminar, the...

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Donald H. Pfister

Asa Gray Research Professor of Systematic Botany
Curator Emeritus of the Farlow Library and Herbarium of Cryptogamic Botany

Donald Pfister’s research interest center on the classification and relationships among several groups the fungi. A particular focus is on the fungi found...

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2021 Jul 02

¿Que ha pasado con el aprendizaje en la pandemia? Experiencias de diálogo nacional en Costa Rica, formación inicial en Chile, y desarrollo profesional docente en Perú

9:00am to 10:30am


This event is virtual and will be held in Spanish. To register, click here.

SpeakersAndrea Rolla, Consultora, Banco Mundial, Chile; Eva Villalón, Directora de Investigación, Fundación Flamboyán, Puerto Rico.

A más de un año de que el Covid 19 provocara cambios radicales en la educación a nivel global, este panel...

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