Tuesday Seminar Series

2018 Feb 13

In the Shadow of Recognition: Conflict, Identity and Resources in the Andes

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Lorenza FontanaSpeaker: Lorenza B. Fontana, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program. Research Associate, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Politics and International Studies, Open University

Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of...

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2018 Jan 30

From Sandinismo to Orteguismo: the new-look FSLN and authoritarian regression in Nicaragua

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

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Speaker: Mateo Jarquín, PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University

Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

Today most historic Sandinista leaders oppose current president Daniel Ortega. This talk shows how a much-...

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2017 Nov 21

On the Ballots, in the Streets or under the Table: Explaining Business Political Strategies in Latin America

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Belén Fernández Milmanda, PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University

Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

Belen will be presenting an advance of her dissertation which studies how rural elites organize to influence policy-making in Argentina, Brazil and Chile and explains why they have chosen different strategies of political participation.

Belén Fernández Milmanda is a fifth-year Ph. D. candidate at the Government Department. Before coming...

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2017 Nov 14

Unlocking the State’s Front Door: Principled Commitment NGOs and Environmental Rights in Argentina and Colombia

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Veronica Herrera, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Connecticut

Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University 

The distance between the state and grassroots claims is long. To access the state territorial groups must overcome limited material resources education and time as well as public officials who dismiss them as illegitimate policymaking partners. This paper based on extensive field research examines the construction of advocacy networks for environmental...

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2017 Nov 07

The Long Run Effects of Agricultural Productivity Shocks: Irrigation and Structural Change in Mexico

12:00pm to 2:00pm

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Speaker: Melissa Dell, Assistant Professor of Economics, Harvard University

Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

This study examines the long-run impacts of irrigation on agricultural productivity and economic development in Mexico using data...

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2017 Oct 24

Democratic Innovations and Citizen Participation in Latin America

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Thamy Pogrebinschi,  Democracy Visiting Fellow Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation,  Harvard Kennedy School 

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While Latin America consistently scores badly in most assessments of democracy it has been celebrated by many as a laboratory of citizen...

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2017 Oct 10

Living in Fear: The Dynamics of Criminal Extortion in Mexico's Drug War

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Beatriz Magaloni, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science; Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University

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