Central America & the Caribbean

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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2019 Oct 15

Cooperative Property Rights and Development: Evidence from Land Reform in El Salvador

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Eduardo Montero, Academy Scholar, The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Assistant Professor, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

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2020 Feb 27

Gordon R. Willey Lecture: The Ancient Maya Response to Climate Change: A Cautionary Tale

6:00pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge

Speaker: Billie L. Turner II, Regents Professor and Gilbert F. White Professor of Environment and Society, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning and the School of Sustainability, Arizona State University

Moderator: William L. Fash, Bowditch Professor of Central American and Mexican Archaeology and Ethnology; Archaeology Program Director, Harvard University

Ancient Maya civilization—known for its cities, monumental architecture, ceramics, hieroglyphic writing, and advanced understanding of mathematics and...

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2020 Jan 30

The Legacy of Dominicanidad: A Symposium on the Work of Lorgia García Peña

9:15am to 5:30pm

Location: 

Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street

This symposium will highlight the wide-ranging impact of Lorgia García-Peña's scholarship, particularly her acclaimed 2016 book, The Borders of Dominicanidad: Race, Nation, and Archives of Contradiction. Distinguished speakers will reflect on the significance of her work for multiple fields, including Latinx Studies, Black Studies, and Women and Gender Studies, as well as for the theme of this year's Charles Warren Center fellowship, The Past, Present, and Future of Ethnic Studies. This event will be live-streamed at warrencenter.fas.harvard.edu.

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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 Research's... Read more about Laura Alfaro

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