Public Policy and Governance

2016 Sep 13

Tuesday Seminar Series: Brazil’s Impeachment and the New Latin American Instability

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Anibal Perez-Liñan, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh

Professor Liñan will discuss three common theses about Brazil’s impeachment, and place Dilma’s case in the context of a regional wave of impeachments that began in the 1990s. Democratization, mass protests, and legislative politics are at the core of this new Latin American trend.

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2016 May 02

Challenging the Chicago Boys Heritage in Chile, a Conversation about Political and Economic Development

9:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

CGIS South S-216, 1730 Cambridge St.

Giorgio Jackson is the National Congressman for the City of Santiago and  former leader of the student movement that in 2011-2012 claimed for “free, quality public education”.

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Giorgio is one of the few representatives of the...

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2016 May 02

Grassroots Reconstruction through ‘Minka’ for Justice and Health—Is There a Role for Direct Participation in Health System Governance in Post-Conflict Colombia?

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Central Street Health Center, Room 4-B-11, Cambridge Health Alliance, 26 Central Street, Somerville, MA 02143

Julian Urrutia Ripoll will discuss how direct participation in health system reform and healthcare delivery supports grassroots reconstruction and transitional justice in Colombia following decades of internal armed conflict.

Mr. Urrutia is a PhD candidate in health policy (ethics concentration) at Harvard University and an MD candidate at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. His doctoral research focuses on the role of health systems for the realization of human rights and other democratic values in penitentiary and...

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2016 Apr 21

Does Habit Breed Political Participation? Experimental Evidence on Tax Compliance in Uruguay

4:10pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA
Robson Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley Thad Dunning will present on his recent work "Does Habit Breed Political Participation? Experimental Evidence on Tax Compliance in Uruguay." Co-authored with Felipe Monestier (Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay), Rafael Piñeiro (Universidad Católica, Uruguay), Fernando Rosenblatt (Universidad Diego Portales, Chile), and Guadalupe Tuñón (University of California, Berkeley). This event is part of the Comparative Democracy Seminar Series...
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2016 Apr 20

Aligning Security and Development in Latin America: An Evidence-Informed Proposal: A conversation with Prof. Lawrence Sherman

6:00pm

Location: 

Allison Dining Room, Taubman Building, 5th Floor, Harvard Kennedy School

Professor Lawrence W. Sherman, Director of the Institute of Criminology and Wolfson Professor of Criminology, University of Cambridge, will lead a discussion at the Center for International Development (CID) at Harvard University. He will be joined by Professor Rafel Di Tella, Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, and Thomas Abt, Senior Fellow, Center for International Development at Harvard Kennedy School.

Seminar information: Citizen security depends on many things, including the effective use of government agencies. This seminar shows...

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2016 Apr 26

Human Rights and Democracy in Venezuela

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S-250, 1730 Cambridge St.

Veronica Zubillaga is the current Santander Visiting Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard. She is Associate Professor at the Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas. Her research interests include: Urban violence and drug trafficking in Latin America. Research grants include: Fulbright Scholarship; The Open Society Foundations; the Security Challenges in the Americas Fellowship for Visiting Scholars at CLACS, Brown University.

She was a Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professor in Latin...

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Mark Elliott, Vice-Provost for International Affairs, visits Brazil and Peru

Mark Elliott, Vice-Provost for International Affairs, visits Brazil and Peru

April 8, 2016

Mark C. Elliott, Harvard’s new Vice Provost for International Affairs, is well known across the University for his scholarship in Chinese history. He was appointed the director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies in 2013 and even accompanied University President Drew G. Faust on her trip to Beijing last year.... Read more about Mark Elliott, Vice-Provost for International Affairs, visits Brazil and Peru

2016 Apr 19

Income Distribution, Distribution of Opportunities and Income Policies in Brazil: A Next Generation of Conditional Cash Transfers?

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Kresge G1, Harvard Chan School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA

Speaker: Dr. Marcelo Neri, Director of FGV Social and Founder of the Center for Social Policies at Getulio Vargas Foundation

Income inequality fell in Brazil and in most of Latin America countries since the beginning of the new millennium when Conditional Cash Transfer (CCTs) programs started to spread throughout the continent. What was the exact contribution of CCTs to income and health inequalities? What is the connection between CCTs and social targets based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Given the current...

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2016 May 06

Nieman Foundation Conversation with Salvadoran Journalist Carlos Dada

11:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 

Knight Seminar Room, Lippmann House, One Francis Avenue

Carlos Dada is a Salvadoran journalist and the founder of El Faro, an award-winning news site renowned for its investigations on violence and organized crime; war crimes and corruption in Central America. He is the recipient of the Maria Moors Cabot prize for Latin American Reporting and a Latin American Studies Association Media Award recipient. He is a Stanford Knight Fellow and a fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. Dada is a visiting lecturer at Yale, teaching a seminar on Journalism and Human Rights. He is also...

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2016 Apr 18

ACT! Symposium

2:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Stubbins, Room 112, 48 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138

ACT! SYMPOSIUM: Action Pedagogy
Monday, April 18, 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The symposium reviews the findings from ACT! WORKSHOP in the context of the discourse on design pedagogy. During the afternoon panel discussions, workshop participants – guests and students – share their conclusions and proposals with a diverse group of respondents from the academy and practice. In the evening, a roundtable discussion convenes a group of educators and practitioners to collect and exchange reflections on how the experiences from the three case...

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2016 Apr 16

ACT! Keynotes and workshop

9:30am to 6:00pm

Location: 

Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
Debates on spatial justice tend to polarize between top-down planning and bottom-up processes. Policymakers are called to address the urgent issues of social and environmental injustice. Yet they struggle to grasp the complexity of the landscapes they regulate, and fail to incorporate local intelligence in the process. In response, various attempts at so-called tactical urbanism seek to mobilize citizen action and create space for civic appropriation, but remain limited in their ability to generate structural and scalable change....
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Obama in Havana

March 19, 2016

As president’s tenure wanes, visit allows him to cement policies

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