Brazil Studies

2018 Nov 01

What was Dangerous About it? The Formation and Subversion of a Brazilian Androgynous Group (1972-1975)

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Benito Bisso Schmidt, PhD in History, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP); Professor, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

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

The talk discusses the career of the Brazilian androgynous group called Dzi Croquettes and the threat they posed to the Brazilian dictatorship.

Benito Bisso Schmidt was born in Cruz Alta, in southern Brazil, in 1970. He has been a professor at the...

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2018 Oct 22

Environmental Health Capacity Building In Latin America

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Chan School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Building 1, Room 1302, Boston

Presenters:

Douglas Dockery, John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Research Professor of Environmental Epidemiology, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Rick Rogers, Principal Research Scientist, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Ramon Sanchez, Director, Sustainable Technologies and Health Program, Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE), Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan...

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2018 Oct 16

The 2018 Elections in Brazil

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speakers: Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Brazil Studies, Faculty Co-chair of the Harvard Brazil Studies Program; Fernando Bizzarro, Graduate Student Affiliate, PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University

Moderator: Steve Levitsky,  Professor of Government at Harvard University.  

After experiencing the world's largest corruption scandal and the country's worst economic crisis, Brazilians voted in what many have called "the most important elections since...

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2018 Oct 04

Panel: "Challenges to Democracy in Big Middle Income Countries: Brazil, India, South Africa"

4:30pm to 6:15pm

Location: 

Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street, Lower Level Conference Room

Speakers: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University; Tariq Thachil, Associate Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University; Evan Lieberman, Total Professor of Political Science and Contemporary Africa, MIT

Over the last decade, developments in Russia, Turkey, Hungary, Poland, Thailand, Venezuela and elsewhere have raised concerns about a global democratic recession. Although the number of democracies in the world has remained stable, the crisis of Western liberal democracies and the rise of...

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2018 Oct 04

The Necessity of Fiction in Today's Brazil

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Beatriz Bracher, writer

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

In 2018, Brazil finds itself torn to pieces, and inundated by the deafening roar of militancies and their drones. Under these conditions, it is necessary to reconstruct and protect a space for silence and doubt. A space where certainties might be betrayed: fiction.

Beatriz Bracher (São Paulo, 1961), graduated in Literature and Writing, was the editor of the...

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2018 Sep 27

Political Appointments in Brazil

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Felix Lopez, Researcher, Institute of Applied Economic Research (Ipea)

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

The lecture presents general results from different research questions about political appointments -- the appointee’s yearly turnover and survival, the role of the President and the role of the political parties in filling the top-level positions -- and connects these results with a discussion about the prospects for a more efficient...

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2018 Sep 21

Ash Community Speaker Series: What to Watch for in Brazil's Upcoming Election Date

12:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Suite 200N

Join Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor for Brazil Studies at Harvard Kennedy School; Mariana Batista, Assistant Professor at the Federal University of Pernambuco in the Department of Political Science; and Fernando Bizzarro, Graduate Student at Harvard University, Government Department; for a discussion about the upcoming October elections in Brazil. 

Lunch will be served. 

The Ash Community Speaker Series features discussions with students,...

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2018 Sep 20

Roberto Burle Marx, Landscape and Chromatic Relationships

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Gareth Doherty, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Director of the Master in Landscape Architecture Program, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

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

"It is not sufficient to plan for appropriate green areas; it is necessary to understand them in relation to the urban landscape." —Roberto Burle Marx

Gareth Doherty is Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at...

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2018 Sep 13

Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Power-Sharing, Presidential Style: Brazilian Coalition Politics in Comparative Perspective

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Mariana Batista, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Federal University of Pernambuco; Visiting Fellow, Harvard University

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

How presidents coalesce in multiparty systems? This talk explores the role of issue salience in presidential power-sharing strategies, showing how they keep control over policy while coalition partners get control over particularistic expenditures.

Mariana Batista...

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2018 Sep 06

2018 Welcome and Welcome Back

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Welcome and Welcome Back 2018

Junte-se a toda a comunidade brasileira de Harvard – incluindo alunos, pesquisadores e professores – na nossa confraternização de boas-vindas! Este encontro informal será uma ótima oportunidade para nos aproximarmos e integrarmos nossos...

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2019 Sep 30

Voting for Strongmen: Nationalist and Populist Leadership in Brazil and India

4:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speakers:
Rachel Brule, Assistant Professor of Global Development Policy, Boston University
Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
Patrick Heller, Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs, Brown University

Around the world, numerous nations have witnessed a resurgence of strongman politics — and with it, many governments are bypassing democratic norms and embracing populist ideals. Focusing on President Bolsonaro of Brazil and Prime Minister Modi of India, the speakers on this panel will...

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2019 Sep 19

Anti-Corruption Efforts and the International Circulation of Ideas

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speakers: Matthew C. Stephenson, Eli Goldston Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Fabio de Sa e Silva, Assistant Professor of International Studies and Wick Cary Professor of Brazilian Studies, University of Oklahoma
Moderator: Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; Affiliated Professor in African and African American Studies; Affiliated Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

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2019 Oct 21

Environmental and Climate Science Under Attack: What is Happening in the Amazon?

11:00am

Location: 

Harvard University Center for the Environment, MCZ 440

Speakers
Tasso Azevedo, General Coordinator, SEEG Network and MapBiomas; Affiliated Scholar, Brazil Lab, Princeton University
Beto Veríssimo, Co-founder, Imazon; Director, Amazon Center for Entrepreneurship; Affiliated Scholar, Brazil Lab, Princeton University
Gina McCarthy, former U.S. EPA Administrator, Director, C-CHANGE (Center for Climate, Health and the Global Environment) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Moderator: Daniel Schrag, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology; Professor of Environmental...

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2019 Oct 17

The Aftermath of Zika in Brazil

1:00pm

Location: 

GHP 12th floor conference room (SPH-1, 1208), 655 Huntington Ave, Boston

Speaker: Debora Diniz, CLACS Visiting Scholar, Brown University

Aftermath of Zika in BrazilWhile media attention about Zika has all but disappeared, there are still new cases being identified in Brazil, as well as other countries in the region such as Cuba and Venezuela.  However,...

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