Central America & the Caribbean

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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2019 Mar 11

Panel Discussion: Central American Migration and Cultural Exchanges

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

The proposed panel discussion is part of the supporting programing for the exhibition Arquitectura del vaivén: Diasporic Building(s) in Central America’s Northern Triangle, organized by DRCLAS Arts and the Central America and the Caribbean’s programs during the academic year 2018-2019, and curated by Gabriela Poma, Harvard University Doctoral student in Romance Languages and Literatures. The panel responds to interest in the study of...

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2019 Mar 11

Central America & the Caribbean Film Series: Cárcel de árboles / Prison of Trees (Guatemala, 2015)

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Carcel ImageA film by Guillermo Escalón y Rodrigo Rey Rosa

Chained and tortured, dozens of youths from the United States and from prominent Guatemalan families were held captive in the depths of the Guatemalan jungle in the 1970s and 1980s. With the complicity of the military high command that governed Guatemala at the time...

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2019 Feb 05

Justice Beyond the Final Verdict: The Sepur Zarco case and the aftermath of court-ordered reparations in transitional justice cases in Guatemala

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Irma Velasquez Nimatuj HeadshotSpeaker: Irma Velásquez Nimatuj,Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies, Brown University

Moderator:  Steven Levitsky, Professor of...

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