Public Policy and Governance

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 internal consultation mechanisms,...

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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 segregation, considerably deepened in the...

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2020 Feb 28

CANCELED: The Resurgence of the Right: Evaluating the impact of the Trump policies on the opinion towards Cuba and its government within the Cuban diaspora of South Florida

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Room S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street


Speaker: Guillermo J. Grenier, Professor of Sociology and Chair in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University

Moderator: Alejandro de la Fuente, Professor of African and African American Studies and of History; Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University

The work presents the results of the most recent Cuba Poll, (November 2018) and compares the details with the opinions compiled by the research project during the last twenty...

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2020 Feb 06

Political Intermediation in the Digital Age: Is There A Way Out of Populism? 

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

L-382 (Khan Room), Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street

 

Speaker: Miguel Lago, Lecturer of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Executive Director, Institute for Health Policy Studies

Moderator: Nathalie Gazzaneo, MPP candidate, HKS.

Event Description: The rise of populism is directly connected to the crisis of trust in political parties, mainstream media and trade unions. But it is also connected to the emergence of social media, where intermediaries tend do be removed in different activities....

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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 focuses on vulnerable and...

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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 LGBT community to "cultural Marxists...

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2019 Nov 07

Public Health Crisis at the Border: The Mexican Perspective

12:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S020

The Trump Administration's new ‘remain in Mexico’ policy is causing an influx of migrants waiting on the Mexican side of the border. By the time they reach the border, many migrants are traumatized, have untreated chronic diseases and are in need of medical treatment. 

In response to this dynamic situation, The Harvard Global Health Institute, The Woodrow Wilson Center, Boston College School of Social Work, The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, and Harvard University Mexican Association of Students, will...

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2019 Sep 30

Voting for Strongmen: Nationalist and Populist Leadership in Brazil and India

4:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S020

Speakers:
Rachel Brule, Assistant Professor of Global Development Policy, Boston University
Bruno Carvalho, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
Patrick Heller, Professor of Sociology and International and Public Affairs, Brown University

Around the world, numerous nations have witnessed a resurgence of strongman politics — and with it, many governments are bypassing democratic norms and embracing populist ideals. Focusing on President Bolsonaro of Brazil and Prime Minister Modi of India, the speakers on this panel will discuss what...

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Daniel by the river in the Amazon

Interview with Fellowship recipient Daniel Martínez, on his Amazonian journey for social justice

April 22, 2019

By Diego C. Smirne

Your objectives are to better understand Amazonia’s local issues such as ecology, economy and drug trafficking to learn about the struggles for social justice of the communities that live in the area.  Could you tell us more about your interest in the Amazon region and how the idea for this endeavor began? Were there any specific issues you had in mind?

I was awarded a travel fellowship that was founded in 1965 to honor the...

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