Brazil Studies

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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2020 Oct 05

ReVista Launch: The Future of the Amazon, Lessons From the Past

4:00pm to 5:00pm


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Speakers: Felipe Milanez, Associate Professor at the Institute for Humanities, Arts and Sciences, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil; Bret Gustafson, Professor, Washington University in Saint Louis; Isabelle Foster, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Paraguay; Douglas Southgate, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University; Patricia Vieira, Professor, Department of Spanish and...

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2020 Dec 01

Right Wing Populism in Latin America

12:00pm to 1:20pm

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Speakers: Kenneth Roberts, Binenkorb Director of the Latin American Studies Program and Richard J. Schwartz Professor of Government, Cornell University; Cristobal Rovira, Professor of Political Science, Universidad Diego Portales in Chile; Amy Erica Smith, Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Professor and Associate Professor of Political Science, Iowa State University
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2020 Nov 17

Federalism and COVID Responses

12:00pm to 1:20pm


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Speaker: Agustina Giraudy, Associate Professor of Political Science, American University
Discussant: Kent Eaton, Professor of Politics, University of California, Santa Cruz
Moderated by: Alisha Holland, Associate Professor of Government, Harvard University

Presented in collaboration with ...

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2020 Nov 10

The Uneven Racial and Ethnic Impacts of COVID in Latin America

12:00pm to 1:20pm


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Speakers: Alberto Diaz-Cayeros, Senior Fellow at the Center for Democracy Development and Rule of Law, Stanford University; Marcia Castro, Andelot Professor of Demography; Chair, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard University; Edward Telles, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of California, Irvine
Moderated by: ...

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2020 Oct 13

The Criminalization of Corruption in Latin America: Causes and Consequences of Lava Jato

12:00pm to 1:20pm

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Speakers: Ezequiel González Ocantos, Associate Professor in the Qualitative Study of Comparative Political Institutions, University of Oxford; Paula Muñoz, Profesora del Departamento Académico de Ciencias Sociales y Políticas, Universidad del Pacifico en Perú
Discussant: Alisha Holland, Associate Professor of Government, Harvard University
Moderated by: ...

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2020 Oct 06

Democracy on the Line in Brazil

12:00pm to 1:20pm

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Speakers: Fernando Limongi, Professor of Political Science, University of Sao Paulo; Nara Pavao, Assistant Professor in Political Science, Federal University of Pernambuco; Marta Arretche, Professor of Political Science, University of Sao Paulo
Moderated by: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD Candidate in Government, Harvard University

Halfway through Jair...

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