Andes & Southern Cone

Opinion: The Coup Temptation in Latin America

November 26, 2019

Overlooking the tragic lessons of the region’s dictatorial past, politicians are turning again to the armed forces to resolve crises.

By Steven Levitsky and María Victoria Murillo (The authors are political scientists who specialize in Latin America).

At first glance, the fall of Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales, this month may appear to be a victory for democracy. After all, his populist government had grown increasingly undemocratic. Having...

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2020 Mar 05

Arts and Science Workshop Series: Lo que queda después: la imaginación del futuro y el revés de lo moderno desde la estética Latinoamericana contemporánea hasta la del siglo pasado

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Luz Horne, Professor of Literature at the Humanities Department at Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires. DRCLAS de Fortabat Visiting Scholar 2019-2020

Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature

This presentation explores the connection between a contemporary global catastrophic imaginary with the one from mid-twentieth century Latin America: that of a territory impregnated with future. Paying attention to this connection will shed light on the...

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2020 Mar 03

On the Origins of Polarization in Venezuela

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Alejandro Velasco, Associate Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University
Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government

While the literature on urban Latin America has examined the relationship between politics and space, the particular impact of political polarization on urban space and vice versa has received scant attention. In this sense, Caracas is an exemplary case. On one hand, it is marked by long standing spatial...

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2020 Feb 29

HFA Film Series: Patricio Guzman's Chile Trilogy

7:00pm to 10:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street

7:00pm

The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar)

Directed by Patricio Guzmán

France/Spain/Chile/Switzerland, 2015, DCP, color and b&w, 82 min.

9:00pm

Nostalgia for the Light (Nostalgia de la luz)

Directed by Patricio Guzmán France/Germany/Chile, 2010, 35mm, color, 90 min.

Details at: https://harvardfilmarchive.org/programs/patricio-guzmans-chile-trilogy

Presented in collaboration with Harvard Film Archive 

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2020 Feb 28

HFA Film Series: Patricio Guzman's Chile Trilogy

7:00pm to 10:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street

7:00pm

The Cordillera of Dreams (La Cordillère des songes)

Directed by Patricio Guzmán

Chile/France, 2019, DCP, color, 85 min.

 

9:00pm

The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) 

Directed by Patricio Guzmán France/Spain/Chile/Switzerland , 2015, DCP, color and b&w, 82 min.

 

Details at: https://harvardfilmarchive.org/programs/patricio-guzmans-chile-trilogy

Presented in collaboration with Harvard Film Archive

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2020 Feb 25

Did Ancient Andean People Know How to Write, do Math, or Keep Accounts Before the Spaniards Arrived?

7:00pm

Speaker Gary Urton, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian Studies

Gary Urton is Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian Studies in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard. He earned his M.A. in Ancient History and his Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. His research focuses on a variety of topics in pre-Columbian and early colonial Andean cultural and intellectual history, drawing on...

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2020 Feb 23

HFA Film Series: Patricio Guzman's Chile Trilogy

4:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy Street
4:00pm
Nostalgia for the Light (Nostalgia de la luz)
Directed by Patricio Guzmán
France/Germany/Chile , 2010, 35mm, color, 90 min.
 
7:00pm
The Cordillera of Dreams (La Cordillère des songes) 
Directed by Patricio Guzmán
Chile/France , 2019, DCP, color, 85 min
 
Details at: https://harvardfilmarchive.org/programs/patricio-guzmans-chile-trilogy
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2020 Feb 11

Coproduction of Health Care for Indigenous Women

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250

Speaker: Tulia Falleti, Class of 1965 Endowed Term Professor of Political Science; Director of Latin American and Latino Studies Program; Senior Fellow Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania

Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government

Coproduction between state and civil society in the delivery of public services raises a host of questions that go from cooptation of civil society to efficiencies in the delivery of public services. Moreover, when this cooperation...

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Judith Singer, Vicedecana: La defensora de la igualdad

January 31, 2018

La vicedecana Judy Singer está a cargo de impulsar la diversidad y la igualdad de oportunidades en Harvard y aquí analiza el impacto de las mujeres en el mundo académico y de cómo la nueva generación de profesores está revalorizando la vida personal.El 14 de enero del 2005, el presidente de Harvard y ex ministro de Bill Clinton Larry Summers causó furor con sus comentarios sobre las mujeres en una conferencia sobre la diversidad en las ciencias y la ingeniería. Más que furor, ira.

El economista decidió plantear lo que llamó "una verdad desafortunada", poniendo sobre la mesa...

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UAI encabeza alianza con Harvard para promover la participación de mujeres en la Academia

May 17, 2019

Con el propósito de mejorar la participación y visibilidad de las mujeres en la Academia se reunieron en la UAI diversas autoridades de universidades chilenas para conversar y compartir cuáles han sido sus experiencias, buenas prácticas y dificultades que han tenido para lograr aumentar el número de representantes del género femenino en el cuerpo académico y dar mayor visibilidad a la contribución que estas hacen al interior...

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Trans Health Care in Santiago de Chile

By Gabriel González, CASA Chile Fall 2019 (Brown University ‘20)

I'm unsure if I'll ever be able to fully explain the emotions I felt when a transmasculine patient came in with their family and began hormone treatment, especially in another country where LGBTQ+ lives are also often unspoken of, invalidated, and met with violence. It fills me with hope and reassurance knowing that there are other health care professionals providing quality service to an extremely underserved and stigmatized population...

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Challenges

By Kieran McKenna, CASA Chile Fall 2019 (Swarthmore ‘21)

This semester has been ridiculously hard. I mean that in the best way possible. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been bored. I’ve thought school assignments were pointless, authority figures were out of touch, my peers were immature. I went to Swarthmore College expecting to be challenged. I was underwhelmed, to say the least. This semester, my luck turned. 

I came to Chile with a few years of classroom Spanish and a cursory...

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Chile has been a blast!

By Leo Nye, CASA Chile Fall 2019 (Johns Hopkins '21)

I never imagined that I’d be in so many eye opening educational experiences outside of the traditional academic environment during my semester abroad, but I feel that my time here has been so unique, a once in a lifetime experience. I can’t help but describe my experience with these clichés because it’s as if we’ve came to Chile just in time to get a sense of how Chile compared to its own reputation and facade of stability and...

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My Chilean Experience

By Joseph Barnette, CASA Chile 2019 (Vanderbilt ‘21)

No puedo creer que en tres semanas, voy a regresar a los Estados Unidos. Mi semestre al extranjero ha cambiado completamente el camino de mi vida. Estar lejos de Vanderbilt me dio la oportunidad de considerar lo que quiero hacer con mi vida sin que nadie más influya en mi opinión. Creo que mi crecimiento en Chile se puede dividir en tres etapas: orientación a la vida en un país extranjero, adaptarme a las clases en un idioma extranjero y...

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