Education

2019 Mar 25
2019 Mar 13

Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Education and Long-Term Development in Brazil

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Soares HeadshotThe talk will discuss the results of a project that looked at the historical experience of state-sponsored settlements in the turn from the 19th to the 20th century in state of São Paulo to shed light on the role of education as a determinant of long-run development across municipalities in Brazil.

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2018 Sep 13

Student Info Session: Mentoring and Langauge Acquisition in Brazil (MLAB)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

DRCLAS, CGIS South, Room S216, 1730 Cambridge St.

Join us at the Mentoring and Language Acquisition in Brazil (MLAB) program information session and learn about this year-long mentoring program for Harvard students. The program connects Harvard mentors with high-potential Brazilian high school students to help them improve their English proficiency, while inspiring them to apply for college prep programs in Brazil and to top universities in the U.S. 

MLAB includes an in-person component in São Paulo, Brazil, in January 2019....

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DRCLAS Announces 2018-19 Visiting Scholars and Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professors

June 11, 2018

 

Each year, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) welcomes a group of academics and professionals who study Latin America for a semester or two of research and writing at Harvard. The Visiting Scholars hail from across the globe, and their fields of study are wide-ranging, with political scientists studying direct...

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Harvard awards seven honorary degrees

May 24, 2018

John Robert Lewis

Doctor of Laws, 2012
Principal Commencement Speaker

One of the foremost leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, John Lewis has represented Georgia’s fifth district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1987. The son of Alabama sharecroppers, he is a graduate of both the American Baptist Theological Seminary and Fisk University. Devoted to the philosophy of nonviolence, he organized sit-ins at segregated lunch counters, participated in the Freedom Rides, and chaired the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee from 1963 to 1966....

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Harvard Library Begins to Digitize Cuban Collections

April 6, 2018

 

By Katelyn X. Li, Contributing Writer to The Harvard Crimson

The Cuba Studies Program of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies recently announced an effort to digitize part of its Cuba-related collection through the Harvard Library.

The Library currently contains the largest collection of Cuban monographs in the United States, with materials published on a wide array of subjects, including literature, economics, botany, anthropology,...

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En Harvard, el CNS se pronuncia por la dignificación policial

February 6, 2018

 

On February 2 and 3, leaders in Mexican politics, economics, and culture gathered for the 2018 Mexico Conference at Harvard, organized by the Harvard University Mexican Association of Students (HUMAS) and the Mexican Caucus (MC) at the Harvard Kennedy School. DRCLAS was pleased to support the conference. Among the many distinguished guests was Renato Sales Heredia, the National Security Commissioner of Mexico, who participated in a panel titled "Security in Mexico: Challenges & Solutions." Read more about the discussion in this article in Excelsior....

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2018 Apr 05

Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Overcoming Inequalities: The Potential and Challenges of New Education Policies in Brazil

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker:  Camila Pereira, Education Policy Director, Lemann Foundation

Brazil approved in 2017 two major education policies: Base Nacional Comum Curricular and Educação Conectada ("National Learning Standards" and "Connected Education"). In this talk, we intend to discuss the potential and challenges of these new policies to reduce education...

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