Brazil Studies

2020 Nov 24

Authoritarian Police in Democracy: Contested Security in Latin America

12:00pm to 1:20pm


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Speaker: Yanilda María González, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Discussant: Eduardo Moncada, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University
Moderated by: Steven Levitsky,...

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2020 Oct 29

#BlackLivesMatter Across the Americas: Black Youth Organizers and the Struggle for Racial Justice

4:00pm to 5:30pm


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Speakers: Ana Belique, Movimento Reconocido (Santo Domingo); Daniela Rincón, Casa Cultural El Chontaduro (Cali); Marcelle Decothé, Instituto Marielle Franco/Favelas Na Luta/Fórum da Juventude do Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro); Mirtes Souza (mãe de Miguel Otávio) e Priscila Santana, Kilomba Collective (Brazil/USA...

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2020 Nov 12

Transnational Perspectives: COVID-19 in South America

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Speakers: Marcos Cueto, Professor of the History of Health, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Brazil; Lucía Dammert, Professor of International Relations at the Universidad de Santiago de Chile; María Inés Pacecca, Professor in the Department of Anthropological Sciences and researcher at the Institute of Anthropological Sciences at the Universidad de Buenos Aires
Moderated by: Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Professor of the History of Science, Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Co-Chair, Mexico Faculty Committee at DRCLAS, Harvard...

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2020 Oct 29

Èṣù's Three-way Crossroads: The Future of Ancestrality in Uncertain Times

6:00pm to 7:30pm


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Speakers: Luiz Rufino, PhD and scholar at UERJ; Sidnei Nogueira, Professor of and Coordinator of the Ilê Ará Institute; Rodney William, PhD, Anthropologist, and babalorixá
Moderated by: Joaquín Terrones, PhD and Lecturer of Literature at MIT

In recent times, a segment of academia has come to the realization that its institutions and disciplines currently produce...

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2020 Oct 08

Resisting Police Violence in the Americas: Mothers on the Front Lines

4:00pm to 5:30pm


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Speakers: Dorothy Holmes, Ronnieman Foundation and Justice for Families, Chicago, US; Débora Maria da Silva, Mothers of May, Brazil; Rute Fiuza, Mothers of May of the Northeast, Brazil; Jacqueline Castillo, Mothers of False Positives of Soacha and Bogotá, Colombia; Cristina Bautista Salvador, Mothers and...

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2020 Oct 07

Channels of Expression at Times of Change: Music and Dance Across Continents

1:00pm to 2:00pm


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Speakers: Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature and Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University; Emma Dench, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History and of the Classics, Harvard University; Richard Tuck, Frank G. Thomson...

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2020 Oct 07

Amazon 4.0 – Defining a Third Way for the Amazon

4:00pm to 5:00pm


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Speaker: Carlos Nobre, Senior Researcher, Institute for Advanced Studies, University of São Paulo; Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute
Discussant: Vinicius Furuie, Environmental Fellow, Harvard University Center on the Environment
Moderated by: Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; Co-Chair Brazil...

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2020 Oct 01

In-House Open House

6:00pm


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Join us as we welcome our new faculty director, Steven Levitsky!

Professor Levitsky will be joined by Marcia Castro, co-chair of the Brazil Studies Program and Alejandro de la Fuente, chair of the Cuba Studies Program to discuss ongoing and upcoming initiatives in three priority areas for 2020-21: challenges to democracy, the impact...

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2020 Oct 01

The Politics of Institutional Weakness in Latin America

4:00pm


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Speakers: Mala Htun, University of New Mexico; Eduardo Darget, Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru; Alisha Holland, Harvard University; Daniel Brinks, University of Texas-Austin; Steven Levitsky, Harvard University; Maria Victoria Murillo, Columbia University
Moderated by: Javier Auyero, University of Texas-Austin

Observers often take institutional weakness as an exogenous feature...

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