Andes & Southern Cone

2018 Oct 22

Women And The Global Health Workforce: Driving Action For Health And Gender Equity

4:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Kresge Cafeteria) 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston

From Bamako to Bogota, Bangalore to Boston, women are the majority of healthcare providers worldwide, yet underrepresented in leadership in science and medicine. Join the Harvard Global Health Institute and the Women and Health Initiative of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for a symposium to discuss women’s roles within the health system and the transformation possible – leading to gender equality on the path towards health for all.

This event is free and open to the public.

2018 Oct 22

There Are No Dead Here: A Story Of Murder And Denial In Colombia (Book Talk)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Wasserstein Hall, Room 3007

Speaker: Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno, writer, activist, and lawyer

As the executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno is at the helm of the leading U.S. organization fighting to end the war on drugs domestically and beyond. Her new book is a narrative non-fiction account of the rise of paramilitaries in Colombia in the late 1990s. With close ties to the cocaine business, the paramilitaries carried out a violent expansion campaign committing atrocities against thousands of people. The story...

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2018 Oct 20

Gallery Discussion of Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

This joint event between the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies celebrates the exhibition Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu. On view in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art at the MFA Boston, the exhibition includes a newly commissioned sculpture and video installation by Chilean-born, New York-based artist Cecilia Vicuña, in dialogue with five ancient quipus on...

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2018 Oct 17

La Batea

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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Speakers:

Since the late 1980s, Stephen Ferry has traveled to dozens of countries, covering social and political change, human rights,...

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2018 Sep 25

Colombia's 2018 Elections: Implications for the Peace Process and Criminal Dynamics

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Angelica Duran-Martinez, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Angélica Durán-Martínez is an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. She obtained a Ph.D. in Political Science at Brown University, a B.A. from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and an M.A. from New York University. She is the author of “The Politics of Drug Violence: Criminals, Cops, and Politicians in Colombia and Mexico” (Oxford University Press, 2018). Her...

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2018 Sep 11

Tuesday Seminar Series: Republican Shields in Times of Executive Excesses: Revisiting the Uruguayan Collegial Governments (1952-1966)

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: David Altman, Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Luksic Visiting Scholar

Moderators: Steve Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University and Fran Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

How do you limit the temptations and excesses of government chief executives in a democratic context? Theoretically, systems in which multiple people share executive power –collegial executives – might be one way to prevent abuses of power by leaders who concentrate authority...

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2019 Sep 17

Hybrid Regimes within Democracies: Argentina's Subnational Rentier States in Comparative Perspective

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Carlos Gervasoni, Associate Professor of Political Science, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

Sitting PresidentBoth democratic and not-very-democratic (or...
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2019 Nov 25

Enforcing and Protecting Rights in a Federal Context. The case of Argentina´s Domestic Violence Laws

4:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216

Speaker: Catalina Smulovitz, Vicerrectora, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
Moderator: Kathryn Sikkink, Ryan Family Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

How rights are protected and implemented in a federal context? The purpose of this presentation is to analyze the impact that federalism has on the way laws are defined, legal representation is supplied and resources for implementation are allocated at the local level. Analysis focus on the implementation of domestic violence laws in the Argentinian provinces...

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2019 Nov 18

A Congress Dissolved in Peru: Causes and Consequences

6:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S020

Speaker: Salvador del Solar, former Minister of Culture (2016-2017) and former Prime Minister of Peru (2019)
Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government

On the afternoon of Sept. 30, 2019, Peru's President Martin Vizcarra dissolved congress amid political controversy and broad popular support. The outcome of a long confrontation between the two branches of government has transformed the Peruvian political landscape, and the future looks uncertain. This event will feature a talk by a key actor in this process, ex Prime...

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2019 Nov 14

Ghosts of Sheridan Circle: How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet’s Terror State to Justice

4:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216

Speaker: Alan McPherson, Professor of History, Temple University

Moderator: Kirsten Weld, Professor of History, Harvard University

Historian Alan McPherson of Temple University will discuss his new book about the 1976 assassination of Chilean Orlando Letelier and U.S. citizen Ronni Moffitt, which took two decades to prosecute, transformed human rights, democracy, and counterterrorism in the United States and Chile, and helped end the Pinochet regime.

Alan McPherson is Freaney Professor of History and...

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