Brazil Studies

2021 Apr 30

ALARI Seminar Series with Danielle Boaz and Umi Vaughan: "Making/Erasing Africana Religions: Brazil at the Crossroads of Heritage and Intolerance"

12:00pm to 1:30pm


This event is virtual, to register click here.

Speakers: Danielle N. Boaz, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Stuart Hall Fellow, Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research at Harvard University (2019-2020); Umi Vaughan, Scholar and Artist

Many Candomblé communities in Brazil trace...

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2021 Feb 25

Democratic Backsliding and International Relations in the Americas

3:30pm to 4:45pm


For a recording of this event, click here.

Speakers: Celso Amorim, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defense, Brazil; Susana Malcorra, Dean, IE School of Global and Public Affairs and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Argentina; Ambassador Thomas Shannon, Senior Fellow, Future of Diplomacy Project, Harvard Kennedy School and Former U.S. Under Secretary of State
Moderated by:...

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2021 Apr 01

Race, Representation, and Agassiz’s Brazilian Fantasy

4:00pm to 5:30pm


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

Speakers: Sandra Benites (Guaraní Ñandeva), Adjunct Curator of Brazilian Art, Museum of Art of São Paulo; Anita Ekman, Visual and Performance Artist; Christoph Irmscher, Director, Wells Scholars Program, Provost Professor, Department of English, Indiana University;...

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2021 Mar 05

Innovation in Emerging Markets Asia and Latam

12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Speakers: Lourdes Casanova Senior Lecturer and Emerging Markets Institute Gail and Rob Cañizares Director, S.C. Johnson School of Management, Cornell University and Editor of the book From Copycat to Leaders: Innovation from Emerging Markets; Veneta Andonova Dean of Universidad de los Andes School of Management; Moacir Oliveira, Full Professor and Head of the...

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2021 Apr 07

Popular Participation and the Making of Brazil's 1988 Constitution

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is virtual, to register click here.

Speaker: Dan McDonald, Postdoctoral Fellow, Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University; Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative Research Fellow
Discussant: Victoria Langland, Associate Professor, University of Michigan
Moderator: Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History and of African and African American...

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2021 Feb 26

Democratic Resilience Against Political Violence: A Conversation with Congresswoman Talíria Petrone

4:00pm to 5:15pm


4:00pm ET / 18h Horário de Brasília

Portuguese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okr72hJM-d8

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt-POLjcNJA&t=2750s

Speaker: Talíria Petrone, Brazilian Congresswoman
Moderated by: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, DRCLAS

Brazil has been in a state of political turmoil since 2013. Mass protest, a dubiously democratic presidential impeachment, highly politicized anti-corruption investigations, the renewed...

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2021 Apr 06

Race and Politics in 21st Century Latin America

12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

Speakers: Marcus Johnson, Assistant Professor of Political Science, CUNY Baruch College; Natalia Salgado Bueno, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Emory University; David de Micheli, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Ethnic Studies, University of Utah
Discussant: Danilo Contreras, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College...

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2021 Mar 02

The Return of the Military?

12:00pm to 1:20pm


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Speakers: Wendy Hunter, Professor of Government, UT-Austin; Diego Vega, PhD Candidate in Government, UT-Austin; John Polga-Hecimovich, Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics, U.S. Naval Academy; Kristina Mani, Associate Professor of Politics, Oberlin College and Conservatory; David Pion-Berlin, Professor of Political Science, University...

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2021 Feb 23

Latin America’s Energy Transition: Wind and Solar Power in Brazil

12:00pm to 1:20pm

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Speaker: Kathryn Hochstetler, Professor of International Development, London School of Economics
Discussants: Alicia Cooperman, Assistant Professor in Political Science, Texas A&M University; Eduardo Viola, Professor of International Relations, University of Brasilia
Moderated by: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann...

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2021 Feb 02

Latin American Prisons: Challenges and Opportunities from COVID-19

12:00pm to 1:20pm


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Speakers: Benjamin Lessing, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago; David Skarbek, Associate Professor in Political Science, Brown University; Marcelo Bergman, Professor of Sociology and Criminology, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF)
Discussant: Jessie Bullock, PhD candidate, Harvard University
...

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2021 Feb 18

DRCLAS Film Series: The Dead and the Others by Renée Nader Messora and João Salaviza

6:00pm to 7:00pm


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

Speakers: Renée Nader Messora, Filmmaker; and João Salaviza, Filmmaker
Moderated by: Ana Laura Malmaceda, PhD student in Romance Languages, Harvard University

A conversation with filmmaker Renée Nader Messora and João Salaviza on their...

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