Mexico

2021 Sep 08

Rethinking Latin America on a Global Scale: In Conversation with Christy Thornton and Amy Offner

6:00pm to 7:15pm


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Speakers: Christy Thornton, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University; Amy C. Offner, Associate Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania
Moderated by: Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Professor of the History of Science and Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Harvard University

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2021 Sep 14

Prospects for Post-COVID Economic Recovery in Latin America

12:00pm to 1:20pm


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The economic toll of the Covid crisis on Latin America has been catastrophic. According to The Economist, whereas global GDP contracted by 3% last year, that of Latin America and the Caribbean fell on average by 7%, the worst of any region tracked by the IMF. Lengthy lockdowns have contributed to the exacerbation of poverty and inequality, and school closures...

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2021 Nov 02

Protest and Repression in Latin America

12:00pm to 1:20pm


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Latin America experienced a wave of large-scale and often sustained protest between 2018 and 2021. In Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and elsewhere, these protests triggered harsh police or paramilitary repression. How do these responses compare to earlier eras in Latin America? Have decades of democracy and human rights activism had on impact on the behavior of domestic security forces? Are Latin...

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2021 Oct 26

Technocracy vs Politics

12:00pm to 1:20pm


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Technocrats dominated policymaking across Latin America in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Now, in much of the region, including its largest democracies, voters and politicians on both the left and the right have challenged the role of technocrats in democratic governments. What explains technocrats’ declining legitimacy in many Latin American democracies? How have technocrats...

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2021 Oct 19

Populism and the Courts in Latin America

12:00pm to 1:20pm


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Populist presidents have assaulted (or seriously threatened) judicial independence in much of Latin America in the early twenty-first century. What drives these attacks? How do courts resist them? And why have some judiciaries proven more resilient in the face of populist governments than others?

Speakers: Julio Rios Figueroa, Associate Professor of Law,...

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2021 Oct 05

The Geography of State Power: Political Antagonism and Partisan Statebuilding in Colombia and Mexico

12:00pm to 1:20pm


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Why do states develop more effective authority in some parts of their territory and domains of governance than in others? The Geography of State Power attributes contemporary variation in the state’s ability in Mexico and Colombia to perform such core functions as taxation, coercion, and public service provision within its borders to the historical lines of political conflict – religious in...

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2021 Sep 28

Mexico's Mid-term Elections & New Balances of Power

12:00pm to 1:20pm


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Mexico's July 2021 mid-term elections were seen as a key test of strength between the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) and its opponents. What are the election’s consequences, both for the AMLO government’s agenda and for Mexican democracy?

Speakers: Denisse Dresser, Political analyst and columnist; Professor of Political...

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2021 Sep 21

The State of Democracy in Latin America

12:00pm to 1:20pm


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Latin America has been buffeted by economic crisis, soaring crime rates, major corruption scandals, and a devastating pandemic. These crises have threatened democracies across much of the region. DRCLAS has assembled four prominent scholars of Latin American politics to evaluate the state of democracy in the region. How serious are contemporary threats to Latin American democracies? What are the...

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2021 Jul 26

The Pandemic is Not Only a Viral Event

Repeats every day until Tue Jul 27 2021 .
8:00am to 4:00pm

8:00am to 4:00pm


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In the field of health practices enlivened by the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic, the emergence of variants of the SarsCov-2 virus, the lack of sufficient vaccines and the uncontrolled infection in Brazil, the response to the pandemic has depended on the participation and production of researchers from various areas and the involvement of community leaders in the social response. The objective of this international seminar, the...

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Spring 2021 Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture To Be Delivered by Ann Cyphers of Mexico's National Autonomous University

March 1, 2021

In an effort to renew its commitment to in-depth research and educational collaboration with Mexico, Harvard University established the Eduardo Matos Moctezuma Lecture Series in 2017. This series celebrates the excellence of Mexican archaeology and history, represented by Professor Eduardo Matos Moctezuma, Mexico’s preeminent archaeologist, who delivered the inaugural addresses in both Cambridge and Mexico City. The Spring 2021 Lecture will be delivered by archaeologist Ann Cyphers. The lecture, “The Dawn of Olmec Civilization" will be held remotely on Wednesday, April...

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