Immigration and Latino Studies

2017 Oct 19

Harvard Kennedy School: Understanding Puerto Rico’s Past & Present Relationship to the United States

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA. Littauer L-324 Fainsod Room

Speaker: Pedro Reina Pérez, Director of the Harvard Puerto Rico Institute; Former Wilbur Marvin Visiting Scholar at DRCLAS

Pedro Reina Pérez is an award-winning historian and journalist specializing in contemporary Spanish Caribbean history and is the director of the Harvard Puerto Rico...

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2017 Oct 17

The Border Wall: Life and Injury on the Frontlines

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Peabody Museum, Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

Speaker: Ieva Jusionyte, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Social Studies, Department of Anthropology and Committee on Degrees in Social Studies; Faculty Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

The idea of building a wall on the U.S./Mexico border serves as a potent symbol across the political spectrum—a means of assuaging social and economic anxieties by placing them onto a remote frontier. Ieva Jusionyte will consider how an anthropological analysis of the state, borders, and security can help...

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2017 Apr 08

Dialogues and Challenges in the Study of the African Diaspora in Latin America

8:00am

Location: 

CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Graduate students from the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at Harvard and Afro-Colombian graduate students from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst invite peers to the first annual Afro-Latin American Graduate Student Conference. The signature themes of the conference are intersectionality; activism in academia; and race, racism, and blackness in art and literature. The conference will examine the dialogues and discourses that inform black political forms, expressive culture, aesthetic ideologies, transnationalism, transculturation, and ethno-racial identity formations in the...

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2017 Apr 07

Dialogues and Challenges in the Study of the African Diaspora in Latin America

8:00am

Location: 

Dudley House, Lehman Hall 201, 53 Dunster Street, Cambridge, MA

Graduate students from the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at Harvard and Afro-Colombian graduate students from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst invite peers to the first annual Afro-Latin American Graduate Student Conference. The signature themes of the conference are intersectionality; activism in academia; and race, racism, and blackness in art and literature. The conference will examine the dialogues and discourses that inform black political forms, expressive culture, aesthetic ideologies, transnationalism, transculturation, and ethno-racial identity formations in the...

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2017 Apr 13

Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean Program Conference: Struggles for Peace in Mexico

1:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Belfer Case Study Hall (S020)

Over the last decade, Mexico has become an epicenter of criminal violence in the region, and this side of the story is regularly reported in the news. Less attention has been paid to the struggles for peace. In this conference, we will discuss two initiatives undertaken by the "Seminar on Violence and Peace" of El Colegio de Mexico (ColMex). This activity is part of an ongoing effort by DRCLAS, the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, and the Seminar to build a network of scholars from ColMex and Harvard interested in these issues.

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2017 Mar 08

Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean Program Seminar: Central America: The Region of Those Who Flee

5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker:  Óscar Martínez, Investigative Journalist, ElFaro.net

Moderator: Ieva Jusionyte, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

Óscar Martínez, an award-winning journalist, will discuss the pressing issues surrounding Central American immigration. From the civil wars of the late 20th century to the continuing violence of the present day, northern Central America has been a region that expels its very own people. Largely because of this fact, migration is a phenomenon that shapes these societies. To flee...

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2017 Mar 31

Mexico City at a Crossroads: Urban Challenges of the 21st Century - Keynote Address*

6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy Street

Keynote Address: Urban Challenges in an Era of Climate Change

Speaker: Miguel Angel Mancera, Mayor of Mexico City
Introduction: Jorge DomínguezAntonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Department of Government; Chair, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies

Live streaming will be available...

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2016 Oct 25

Film Screening & Discussion: La Palabra en el Bosque

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Jeffrey Gould, Film Director & Visiting Scholar in the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, Harvard University

Moderator: Kirsten Weld, Professor of History, Harvard University

During the early 1970s, hundreds of peasants in a remote region of El Salvador began to emulate the early Christians, working the land together and building communities based on solidarity. By the late 1970s, thousands of peasants in northern Morazán organized to resist National Guard repression which often involved torture and...
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2016 Oct 11

Puerto Rico at the Crossroads: Debt, Democracy and Citizenship

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-030, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speakers: Mayra Rivera Rivera, Professor of Religion & Latina/o Studies, Harvard University; Andrew Crespo, Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Pedro Reina, Professor, University of Puerto Rico

Moderator: Andrés Manuel López-Garrido, Political Director, Harvard Organization for Latin America (HOLA)
Professors Mayra Rivera, Andrew Crespo and Pedro Reina will join Andrés López-Garrido and students from LA O and HOLA in discussing Puerto Rico's current financial, political...
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