Central America & the Caribbean

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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2018 Nov 26

Harvard Puerto Rican Student Association Event: "Beyond María: What's Next?"

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Smith Campus Center, Mt. Auburn Room (2nd floor) building 1350 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge

This will be an open forum discussion to address the following topics:

• health after natural disasters

• infrastructure

• public health concerns

• risk modeling among others

2018 Nov 20

Crisis en Nicaragua: Causas y siguientes pasos

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Edmundo Jarquín

Edmundo Jarquín graduated with a law degree and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Chile. In Nicaragua he taught at the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) and was one of the founders of UDEL, the democratic opposition movement led by Pedro Joaquín Chamorro against the Somoza dictatorship. He served in the FSLN government as Minister of External Cooperation (1981-84) as well as ambassador to Mexico (1984-88) and later Spain (1988-1990). He was a member of the Nicaraguan National Assembly (1990-1992)...

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2018 Oct 15

Exhibition Opening and Panel Discussion: Arquitectura del vaivén: Diasporic Building(s) in Central America’s Northern Triangle

5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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Speakers: Gabriela Poma, Harvard University Doctoral student in Romance Languages and Literatures; Fred Ritchin, Dean Emeritus of the School at the International Center of Photography (ICP) ; Susan Meiselas, Photographer, 2018-2019 Radcliffe Institute Fellow

The event will include a walkthrough of...

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2018 Sep 26

Fighting Corruption through Diplomacy

4:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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Speaker: Fernando Berguido, lawyer and former President of the Panama chapter of Transparency International

In Anatomía de una trampa, journalist, Nieman Fellow, and former Ambassador Fernando Berguido relates with a wealth of details, one of the greatest scandals of international corruption involving...

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2019 Sep 27

The U.S. – Central America Immigration Crisis: How it started, why it continues, and what you can do to make a difference

10:00am to 3:00pm

Location: 

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

Speakers
Jocelyn Viterna, Professor of Sociology, Harvard University
Oscar Martinez, Award winning Salvadoran journalist and author of The Beast
Elizabeth Oglesby, Associate Professor of Geography and Development, University of Arizona
Ieva Jusionyte, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Social Studies, Harvard University
Deborah Anker, Clinical Professor of Law; Founder and Director, Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic
Sabrineh Ardalan, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law; Assistant Director, Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic
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2019 Oct 16

A PROVOCATION: Joyelle McSweeney, Urayoán Noel + Ronaldo V. Wilson

6:00pm

Location: 

Forum Room, Lamont Library, 11 Quincy Street

Speakers: Joyelle McSweeney, author of TOXICON
Urayoán Noel, author of BUZZING HEMISPHERE/RUMOR HEMISFÉRICO
Ronald V. Wilson, author of POEMS OF THE BLACK OBJECT

A reading by three of the most dynamic and provocative performers in the genre: Joyelle McSweeney (author of TOXICON), Urayoán Noel (author of BUZZING HEMISPHERE/RUMOR HEMISFÉRICO), and Ronald V. Wilson (author of POEMS OF THE BLACK OBJECT). 

Presented in collaboration with ...

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