Central America & the Caribbean

2020 Oct 27

Democratic Backsliding in Contemporary Latin America

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is part of a virtual series. To watch the recording, click here

Speakers: Manuel Melendez-Sanchez, PhD candidate in Political Science, Harvard University; Santiago Anria, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Latin American Studies, Dickinson College; Calla Hummel, Assistant Professor in Political Science, University of Miami; Carmen Aída Lazo, Dean of the School of Economics and Business at Escuela Superior de Economía...

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2020 Sep 29

How COVID has Changed Latin American Economics

12:00pm to 1:20pm


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Speakers: Andres Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science; former Finance Minister of Chile; Ana Maria Ibanez, Professor of Economics, Universidad de los Andes; Economics Principal Advisor for the Interamerican Development Bank; Daniela Campello, Associate Professor, Brazilian School of Business and Public Administration;...

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2020 Sep 22

Populist Coalitions in Latin America

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is part of a virtual series. To view the recording, click here.

Speaker: Rodrigo Barrenechea, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
Discussants: Thea Riofrancos, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Providence College; Aaron Watanabe, PhD Candidate in Government, Harvard University
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Laura Alfaro

Laura Alfaro

WARREN ALPERT PROFESSOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Laura Alfaro is the Warren Alpert Professor of Business Administration. She is also a Faculty Research Associate in the National Bureau of Economic...

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2018 Apr 30

Nicaragua's April Uprising: Understanding the Protests and Repression

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speakers:  Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government; Cristiana Chamorro, Director, Fundación Violeta Barrios de Chamorro; Mateo Jarquin, PhD candidate, Department of History; Kai Thaler, PhD Candidate, Department of Government

2018 Apr 24

Puerto Rico: An Exclave in Decline

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Hiram Ramirez-Rangel, Divisional Executive Vice-President and Co-Branch Manager of AXA Advisors, LLC, Puerto Rico

Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government at Harvard University

Puerto Rico’s current financial and economic crisis is examined firstly by examining the geopolitical dynamics that once sustained its role as an American exclave, and which gradually changed, giving way to a period of decline in strategic importance. As its importance as exclave began to decline,...

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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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