Tuesday Seminar Series

2020 Dec 01

Right Wing Populism in Latin America

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

Speakers: Kenneth Roberts, Binenkorb Director of the Latin American Studies Program and Richard J. Schwartz Professor of Government, Cornell University; Cristobal Rovira, Professor of Political Science, Universidad Diego Portales in Chile; Amy Erica Smith, Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Professor and...

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2020 Nov 17

Federalism and COVID Responses

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

Speaker: Agustina Giraudy, Associate Professor of Political Science, American University
Discussant: Kent Eaton, Professor of Politics, University of California, Santa Cruz
Moderated by: Alisha Holland, Associate Professor of Government, Harvard University...

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2020 Nov 10

The Uneven Racial and Ethnic Impacts of COVID in Latin America

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

Speakers: Veronica Figueroa, Profesora Asociada del Instituto de Asuntos Públicos, Universidad de Chile; Alberto Diaz-Cayeros, Senior Fellow at the Center for Democracy Development and Rule of Law, Stanford University; Marcia Castro, Andelot Professor of Demography; Chair, Department of Global Health and...

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2020 Nov 03

Police Legitimacy in Chile

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

Speaker: Lucia Dammert, Executive Director, Global Consortium on Security Transformation, Universidad de Chile
Discussants: Jessie Bullock, PhD Candidate in Government, Harvard University; Kaitlyn Chriswell, PhD Candidate in Comparative Politics, Harvard University
...

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2020 Oct 27

Democratic Backsliding in Contemporary Latin America

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is part of a virtual series. To register, 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...

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2020 Oct 13

The Criminalization of Corruption in Latin America: Causes and Consequences of Lava Jato

12:00pm to 1:20pm

This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

Speakers: Ezequiel González Ocantos, Associate Professor in the Qualitative Study of Comparative Political Institutions, University of Oxford; Paula Muñoz, Profesora del Departamento Académico de Ciencias Sociales y Políticas, Universidad del Pacifico en Perú
Discussant: Alisha Holland,...

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2020 Oct 06

Democracy on the Line in Brazil

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

Speakers: Fernando Limongi, Professor of Political Science, University of Sao Paulo; Nara Pavao, Assistant Professor in Political Science, Federal University of Pernambuco; Marta Arretche, Professor of Political Science, University of Sao Paulo
Moderated by: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD...

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2020 Sep 29

How COVID has Changed Latin American Economics

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

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,...

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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 register, 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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2020 Sep 15

Democracy on the Line in Chile

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

Speakers: Claudia Heiss, Assistant Professor, Institute of Public Affairs, Universidad de Chile; Juan Pablo Luna, Associate Professor of Political Science, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; Peter Siavelis, Professor and Chair of Political Science and International Affairs, Wake Forest University...

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2020 Sep 08

How COVID has Changed Latin American Politics

12:00pm to 1:20pm


This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

Speakers: John Polga-Hecimovich, Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics, U.S. Naval Academy; Maria Victoria Murillo, Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; and Kurt Weyland, Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin
Moderated by...

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Steven Levitsky

Steven Levitsky

DIRECTOR, DAVID ROCKEFELLER CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES
DAVID ROCKEFELLER PROFESSOR OF LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES AND PROFESSOR OF GOVERNMENT
CO-CHAIR, TUESDAY SEMINAR SERIES

Steven Levitsky is the Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. As the David Rockefeller Professor of...

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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 17

Rediscovering Duties in the Age of Rights: Latin America’s Contributions

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Kathryn Sikkink, Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government; Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government at Harvard University

Responsibility constitutes a thread running through a number of topical public policy subjects, including sovereignty-as-responsibility, corporate social responsibility, and common but differentiated responsibility within...

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2018 Apr 10

Contention, Coalitions, and the Politics of Education Reform in Latin America

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Ben Ross Schneider, Ford International Professor of Political Science, MIT; Director of the MIT-Brazil Program

Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government at Harvard University

Access to education in Latin America expanded rapidly in recent decades, but education quality still lags. To tackle the quality challenge, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Mexico, and some states in Brazil enacted in the 2010s ambitious and promising reforms, often in the face of fierce opposition, especially from teacher unions and...

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