Speaker: Rebecca Tarlau, Assistant Professor of Education and of Labor and Employment Relations, Pennsylvania State University Moderator: Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, affiliated with Romance Languages and Literatures
Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall Gund 112 Stubbins
The Sacred Groves and Secret Parks colloquium and exhibition will bring together insights on the materiality and spatiality of Afro-religious diasporic practices, decentering Western canons of knowledge and leading to new design possibilities for Brazilian and West African cities.
Landscapes of orisha devotion are often manifested as sacred groves, where devotees cultivate orishas—deities, or energies of nature, in Yoruba tradition that enable all forms of life—using combinations of botanical manipulation, animal sacrifice, music, and dance. In the process, Afro-diasporic memories...
Speakers: Graham Denyer Willis, Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge; Annette Idler, Visiting Scholar WCFIA, Harvard University; Director of Studies of the Changing Character of War Centre, University of Oxford
Moderator: Diane Davis, Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, Graduate School of Design
Graham Denyer Willis is University Senior Lecturer in Development and Latin American Studies in the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University, and Fellow of...
Speaker: Lilia Moritz Schwarcz, Full Professor of Anthropology, the University of São Paulo (USP); Visiting Professor, Princeton University Moderator: Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History and of African and African American Studies, affiliated with Romance Languages and Literatures
Speaker: Tâmis Parron, Research Professor, Department of History, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil Moderator: Danielle N. Boaz, Visiting Fellow, WIGH; Stuart Hall Fellow, Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research, Harvard University; Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Jair Bolsonaro is the first far-right leader to be directly elected in Latin America. How did he come to power and what were the consequences of his election? In this event, scholars from the Brazilian university of Unicamp and Harvard will explore the social and political processes currently transforming...
L-382 (Khan Room), Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street
Speaker: Miguel Lago, Lecturer of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Executive Director, Institute for Health Policy Studies
Moderator: Nathalie Gazzaneo,MPP candidate, HKS.
The rise of populism is directly connected to the crisis of trust in political parties, mainstream media and trade unions. But it is also connected to the emergence of social media, where intermediaries tend do be removed in different activities. Therefore, is there still room for political intermediation in the digital...