Brazil Studies

2021 Oct 27

The Population Census in Brazil and the US: Importance, Challenges, and Confidentiality

12:00pm to 1:15pm


This event is virtual, to register click here.

Speakers: John Abowd, Associate Director for Research and Methodology and Chief Scientist, United States Census Bureau; Eduardo Rios Neto, President, Brazilian National Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE)
Moderated by: Marcia Castro, Andelot Professor of Demography; Chair, Department...

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2021 Nov 17

The Gendered Division of Governing Labor: How Activism Thrives in Rio de Janeiro’s Gang Territories

12:00pm to 1:15pm


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Speaker: Anjuli Fahlberg, Assistant Professor, Tufts University
Moderated by: Yanilda Gonzalez, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University

Across Latin America, the rise of armed drug trafficking organizations and militarized policing in poor neighborhoods has created numerous obstacles for...

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2021 Nov 04

Film Screening: “Marighella” - Conversation with Maria Marighella

6:00pm


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

Speaker: Maria Marighella, City Council member of Salvador, Bahia; Carlos Marighella's grandaughter
Moderated by: Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History and African and African-American Studies, Harvard University

One of the most acclaimed Brazilian film...

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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 16

Impact of Venezuela Migration on Latin America

12:00pm to 1:20pm


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

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...

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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...

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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...

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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?...

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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...

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2021 Jul 26

The Pandemic is Not Only a Viral Event

Repeats every day until Tue Jul 27 2021 .
8:00am to 4:00pm

8:00am to 4:00pm


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In the field of health practices enlivened by the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic, the emergence of variants of the SarsCov-2 virus, the lack of sufficient vaccines and the uncontrolled infection in Brazil, the response to the pandemic has depended on the participation and production of researchers from various areas and the involvement of community leaders in the social response. The objective of this international seminar, the...

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