Central America & the Caribbean

2018 Apr 02

The Borders of Dominicanidad: Race, Nation, and Archives of Contradiction

4:30pm

Location: 

2 Arrow Street, Room 408, Cambridge

Speaker: Lorgia García-Peña, Roy G. Clouse Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of History and Literature at Harvard University

Please join us for a celebratory talk and book panel with Lorgia García-Peña, Roy G. Clouse Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of History and Literature at Harvard University. Professor García-Peña will read from and discuss her most recent book, ...

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2018 Mar 27

The Political Crisis in Honduras: Implications for Democracy and U.S. Policy

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Michael Shifter, President, Inter-American Dialogue

Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government at Harvard University

By any standard, the 2017 presidential election in Honduras was a major setback for democracy. President Juan Orlando Hernández’s decision to run for reelection was fraught with constitutional problems. The electoral authorities mysteriously stopped counting votes when the opposition candidate was ahead. When counting resumed, Hernández was somehow in the lead. Calls from the Secretary...

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2018 Jan 30

From Sandinismo to Orteguismo: the new-look FSLN and authoritarian regression in Nicaragua

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

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Speaker: Mateo Jarquín, PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University

Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

Today most historic Sandinista leaders oppose current president Daniel Ortega. This talk shows how a much-...

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2017 Nov 28

El Salvador's Total Abortion Ban: Causes and Consequences

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Jocelyn Viterna, Professor of Sociology and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Harvard University

Jocelyn Viterna is Professor of Sociology and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Harvard University. Her current research investigates the recent reversal of abortion rights in Latin America.

 

2017 Nov 09

The Encounter of Knowledges: Challenges and Opportunities for the Social Sciences and Threats for social researchers

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Merkert Chemistry Center, Room 130 | Boston College, 2601-2609 Beacon Street, Chestnut Hill, MA

Speaker: Rosa Macz, Q'eqchi Maya legal researcher at AVANCSO in Guatemala

Macz has worked extensively in the Alta Verapaz region of Guatemala, which has seen heightened tensions between indigenous groups and extractive industries, and is co-author of the recently published Despojos y resistencias: Una Mirada de la Región Extractiva Norte desde Tezulutulán-Verapaz [Dispossesion and resistance: An examination of the Northern Extractive Region in Tezulutulán-Verapaz].

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2017 Nov 06

We got this? Mutual aid in post-Hurricane Puerto Rico

11:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

Barker Center 114

Please join us for a discussion with Luis Othoniel Rosa, Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska. Professor Rosa studied at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras and holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University. He authored Comienzos para una estétia anarquista: Borges con Macedonio in 2016. Earlier this year he published his latest novel Caja de fractales a futurist novel set in a post-capitalist Puerto Rico. Before Hurricane María Puerto Rico was hit with brutal austerity measures and an un-...

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2017 Oct 27

Harvard Law School and "The Oldest Colony in the World": An Unsettled Century of US-Puerto Rico Relations

9:00am to 10:30am

Location: 

Harvard Law School

Speakers: Andrew Crespo '08, Assistant Professor Law, Harvard Law School; Rafael Cox Alomar '04, Assistant Professor of Law University of the District of Columbia; David A. Clarke, School of Law; Christopher Landau '89, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Andrés W. López '95, President The Law Offices of Andrés W. López; Pedro Reina-Pérez, Professor, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras “The oldest colony in the world.”

That was the name José Trías Monge ’44 gave to his home the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico where he served as attorney general and chief...

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2019 Apr 19

Central America and the Caribbean Film Series presents: Puerto Rico: Trouble in Paradise

5:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium (S010), 1730 Cambridge Street

Trouble in Paradise: Puerto Rico After Maria

A look at 21st century Puerto Rico, especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and the preexisting crisis. Conversation about the status quo and communities standing up when faced with social abandonment.


Presented in collaboration with Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion (IBA), Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico School of Law, Consulado General de México en Boston, Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF) and The Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard

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