Public Policy and Governance

Jorge I. Domínguez (on administrative leave)

Jorge I. Domínguez (on administrative leave)

Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Dept of Government (FAS)

 

Jorge I. Domínguez is Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico and chair of the Harvard Academy for International and Area...

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Room K216, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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2018 Nov 27

Tuesday Seminar Series: Expanding Social Policy Equity in Latin America (1990-2013)

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street
12:00pm

Speaker: Rossana Castiglioni, Associate Professor of the Political Science School, Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile

Since the beginning of the late 1990s, Latin American countries made great advances in terms of equitable social policy. Access increased markedly across policy areas as well as levels of coverage and benefits. In analyzing the causes of this social policy shift, a large part of the literature has emphasized the relevance of the “left turn.” My research challenges...

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2018 Nov 13

Tuesday Seminar Series: Lawyers, Guns, and Money: Brazilian State Formation in Comparative Perspective

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street
12:00pm

Speaker: Anthony Pereira, Director, King's Brazil Institute, King's College London 

The Brazilian state in the 21st century appears to be a curious combination of high and low capacity. For example, it collects roughly 35 percent of GDP in tax revenue and coordinates the commanding heights of the economy in the service of domestic industry and export promotion. It also has sophisticated agencies at the central level to administer social policy, and robust accountability institutions. But it appears to be a low capacity state when it comes to the...

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2018 Oct 23

Tuesday Seminar Series: Can Access to Information Increase Community Monitoring & Service Provision? Evidence from a School Intervention in Mexico

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street
12:00pm

Speaker: Ana De la O, Associate Professor of Political Science, Yale University

Ana Lorena De La O is associate professor of Political Science at Yale University, where she is affiliated with the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, the Institution of Social and Policy Studies, and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Her research relates to the political economy of poverty alleviation, clientelism and the provision of...

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2018 Oct 09

Tuesday Seminar Series: The Scramble for Brazil: How Prison Gangs Colonized a Continent’s Criminal Markets

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street
12:00pm

Speaker: Benjamin Lessing, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago

Throughout the Americas, prison gangs have learned to establish governance over street-level actors from behind bars. The leading example is Brazil’s Primerio Comando da Capital (PCC), which since 2001 imposes social order and alternative justice throughout São Paulo's urban periphery. It has also expanded territorially, establishing cells in all 27 Brazilian states, reshaping criminal subworlds across the country. The PCC's...

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2018 Oct 02

Tuesday Seminar Series: Changing Course? Understanding Mexico's 2018 Election

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street
12:00pm

Speaker: Gustavo Flores Macías, Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University

Gustavo A. Flores-Macías is Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University and the 2017-18 Democracy and Development Fellow at Princeton University. He is the author of After Neoliberalism? The Left and Economic Reforms in Latin America (Oxford University Press, 2012) and editor of the volume The Political Economy of Taxation in Latin America (forthcoming with Cambridge University Press). Before academia, he served as Director of Public Affairs in...

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2018 Sep 25

Tuesday Seminar Series: Colombia's 2018 Elections: Implications for the Peace Process and Criminal Dynamics

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street
12:00pm

Speaker: Angelica Duran-MartinezAssistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Angélica Durán-Martínez is an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. She obtained a Ph.D. in Political Science at Brown University, a B.A. from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and an M.A. from New York University. She is the author of...

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2018 Sep 14

Cuba Studies Program: Radio Wars Not Cold Wars: Political Dissidence and Transnational Clandestine Broadcasting

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street
12:00pm

Speaker: Alejandra Bronfman, Associate Professor in the Department of Latin American, Caribbean and US Latino Studies, at the University at Albany-SUNY

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

Cuba was a center of the Caribbean “radio wars” of the...

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2018 Sep 13

Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Power-Sharing, Presidential Style: Brazilian Coalition Politics in Comparative Perspective

Location: 

CGIS South, S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street
12:00pm

Speaker: Mariana Batista, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Federal University of Pernambuco; Visiting Fellow, Harvard University

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

How presidents coalesce in multiparty systems? This talk explores the role of issue salience in presidential power-sharing strategies, showing how they keep control over policy while coalition partners get control over particularistic expenditures.

Mariana Batista...

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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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Economia nueva

Book review in OnCuba magazine covers the launch of “The Cuban Economy in a New Era"

May 29, 2018

Durante el Congreso de LASA, celebrado en Barcelona, tuvo lugar el día 24 de mayo la presentación del libro The Cuban Economy in a New Era. An Agenda for Change Toward Durable Development, editado por Jorge Domínguez, Omar Everleny y Lorena Barbería.

El libro es el cuarto de una serie...

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Honorands Group

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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Nicaragua

The Beginning of the End for Ortega?

April 26, 2018

Forty years ago, on Jan. 10, 1978, my grandfather, Pedro Joaquín Chamorro, was shot and killed in Nicaragua. He was a journalist and civic leader who opposed the dynastic dictatorship of Nicaragua’s Somoza family. Scholars widely cite his assassination as the trigger of the regime’s popular overthrow. My grandfather has lived on as a national symbol of civil liberties — which is why both as his grandson and as a young historian of the Sandinista...

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