Tuesday Seminar Series

2019 Oct 22

A Tweeted History of the 2019 Argentine Election: It's not fake news if we believe the thread

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Ernesto Calvo, Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland-College Park
Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

Social networks are today the primary source of political content among the unsteadily informed voters of Latin America. Much of the content, produced and published by traditional news organizations, caters to communities of partisans who activate posts among their peers. In this presentation,...

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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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2019 Oct 08

Population Pressures: Migration, Repression, and Agrarian Reform in Latin America

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Emily Sellars, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Yale University
Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

headshot of Emily SellarsDoes emigration undermine pressure for agrarian change? I examine how the...

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2019 Oct 01

Democratic Deepening and Political Parties: The National Implementation of Binding Participatory Institutions

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Jared Abbott, PhD candidate, Department of Government
Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

Jared Abbott Why are local-level participatory institutions implemented nationally in some countries but...

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2019 Nov 19

A new approach in peacebuilding: the role of the private sector in the reintegration of Colombia’s excombatants

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250

Speaker: Juana García Duque, Associate Professor at the Business School, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia; Santo Domingo Visiting Scholar, DRCLAS
Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

The current Colombian context presents various challenges for peacebuilding, specifically regarding the reintegration and reincorporation of former combatants from illegal armed groups into civil society. The reintegration of ex-combatants implies a complex process that includes,...

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2019 Nov 12

Torture as a method of criminal prosecution: Democratization, Criminal Justice Reform, and the Mexican Drug War

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250

Speaker: Beatriz Magaloni, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
Moderator: Fernando Bizzarro, PhD student, Department of Government; Graduate Student Associate, DRCLAS

A criminal trial is likely the most signicant interaction a citizen will ever have with the state; its conduct and adherence to norms of fairness bear directly on the quality of government, extent of democratic consolidation, and human...

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2020 Mar 10

Electoral Management, Partisan Strategic Interaction, and Civic Engagement: Lessons from Latin America and Africa

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Alejandro Trelles, Assistant Professor of Politics, Brandeis University

Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government

This talk focuses on the formal and informal aspects of electoral autonomy in Latin America and Africa, how political parties interact within electoral management boards, and mechanisms that facilitate the civic engagement and transparency. Drawing on examples from Venezuela, Mexico, Ghana, and Kenya, the talk centres around the concepts of autonomy, the adoption of...

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2020 Mar 03

On the Origins of Polarization in Venezuela

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Alejandro Velasco, Associate Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University
Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government

While the literature on urban Latin America has examined the relationship between politics and space, the particular impact of political polarization on urban space and vice versa has received scant attention. In this sense, Caracas is an exemplary case. On one hand, it is marked by long standing spatial...

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2020 Feb 25

Neoliberalism and Social Protest Waves in Latin America: The Chilean Case in Comparative Perspective

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Room S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Kenneth Roberts, Richard J. Schwartz Professor of Government, Cornell University
Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government

Waves of social protest have increasingly challenged Chile's neoliberal economic model and the constitutional order that sustains it. Chile's most recent protest cycle belongs to a broader pattern of resistance to neoliberalism in Latin America, but it has a number of distinctive characteristics that reflect the singular breadth, depth,...

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2020 Feb 18

Bureaucratic Entrepreneurs, Reputations, and Shocks: A Theory of Transnational Bureaucratic Cooperation on Migration Control

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250

Speaker: Angie Bautista-Chavez, PhD candidate, Department of Government 

Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government

In this presentation, Bautista-Chavez shares findings from her dissertation project, titled: "Exporting Borders: The Domestic and International Politics of Migration Control". Using key informant interviews and archival research, she examine two central questions. First, why and how has the United States internationalized U.S. immigration enforcement? Second, under what...

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2020 Feb 11

Coproduction of Health Care for Indigenous Women

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250

Speaker: Tulia Falleti, Class of 1965 Endowed Term Professor of Political Science; Director of Latin American and Latino Studies Program; Senior Fellow Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania

Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government

Coproduction between state and civil society in the delivery of public services raises a host of questions that go from cooptation of civil society to efficiencies in the delivery of public services. Moreover, when this cooperation...

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2020 Feb 04

Brazil Under Bolsonaro: Brasil Acima de Tudo, Deus Acima de Todos

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250

Speaker: Amy Erica Smith, Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Professor and Associate Professor of Political Science, Iowa State University               

Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government

How have Brazilian society and politics changed in Jair Bolsonaro's first year in the presidency? In rhetoric and style, Bolsonaro has intensified culture war politics, setting his camp up for Manichean battles against perceived enemies who range from the...

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