Andes & Southern Cone

2021 Sep 23

Social-emotional and Holistic Education as a Means to Transform Learning

2:00pm

3:00 pm Chile Time
This event is virtual and will be held in Spanish with simultaneous English translation. To register, click here.

The 4th #AprendoEnCasa Learning Lab International Conference

The #AprendoenCasa Learning Laboratory is a space for conferences and workshops guided by leading professors from Harvard University and experts from the region, with tools to inspire,...

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2021 Sep 17

ALARI Seminar Series Inauguration Lecture with Aurora Vergara: Afro-Colombian Studies in the Year of Freedom (2021) / Estudios Afrocolombianos en el año de la libertad (2021)

12:00pm to 2:00pm


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2021 was declared the Year of Freedom by the Colombian Ministry of Culture. It commemorates 200 years of the law of freedom of the bellies and 170 years of abolishing slavery in the country. This context coincides with the second year of the COVID19 pandemic and the wave of social mobilizations of April 28 - July 28. In...

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2021 Nov 11

Arts and Humanities Workshop | Perder su mundo y perder el mundo: la poesía y la crisis migratoria venezolana

5:00pm to 7:00pm


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

Speakers: Gustavo Guerrero, Professor of Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture, CY Cergy Paris Université; Adalber Salas Hernández, Poet, Essayist, and Translator; Santiago Acosta, Scholar and Poet; Natasha Tiniacos...

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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


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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, Pontificia...

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2021 Nov 16

Impact of Venezuela Migration on Latin America

12:00pm to 1:20pm


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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 care and local...

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2021 Nov 09

The Volatility Curse

12:00pm to 1:20pm


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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 beyond their...

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2021 Nov 02

Protest and Repression in Latin America

12:00pm to 1:20pm


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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 forces? Are Latin...

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2021 Oct 26

Technocracy vs Politics

12:00pm to 1:20pm


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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? How have technocrats...

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2021 Oct 19

Populism and the Courts in Latin America

12:00pm to 1:20pm


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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 Professor of Law,...

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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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