Public Policy and Governance

2015 Apr 29

Sexual and Reproductive Health in Mexico: Access, Quality, and Equity

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Room S50 1730 Cambridge Street Harvard University
Speakers:
Ana Langer, Professor of the Practice of Public Health, Cooridnator, Women & Health Initiative, HSPH
Raffaela Schiavon, Country Leader, IPAS Mexico
Felicia Knaul, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
While Mexico has achieved universal health coverage and made great...
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2015 Apr 20

Belfer Center Director's Lunch: "Brazil as Regional and Global Actor"

12:15pm

Location: 

Belfer Center Library (L369), 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA

The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Director's Lunch with Celso Amorim, former Brazilian Defense Minister and Fisher Family Fellow, Future of Diplomacy Project, in the Belfer Center Library (L369).

Celso Amorim served as Brazil’s Minister of Defense between 2011 and 2015. He was previously Brazil’s longest serving Foreign Minister (2003-2011) under President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and President Itamar Franco and played a crucial role in transforming Brazil into a major international leader. Amorim was appointed Secretary...

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2015 Apr 30

Comparative Democracy Seminar Series: "Compulsory Voting and Income Inequality"

4:10pm

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School, Ash Center, 124 Mount Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

About the Event:
What difference does it make if more, or fewer, people vote? What difference would it make if the state made people vote? These questions are central both to normative debates about the rights and duties of citizens in a democracy and to contemporary policy debates in a variety of countries over what actions states should take to encourage electoral participation. In this seminar, Professor John Carey will address the phenomenon of compulsory voting and the legal requirements that compel citizens to vote in elections. Specifically, he will focus on a...

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2015 Apr 15

Juarez & Beyond: Saving Young Lives in Latin America

1:00pm

Location: 

Weil Town Hall, Belfer Center, HKS
Speaker: Enrique Betancourt, Director, Violence/Crime Prevention, Chemonics Int’l
What do we know about urban violence in Latin America? How can we prevent it? Enrique Betancourt, former head of Mexico’s National Center for Crime Prevention, discusses his successful efforts to reduce youth violence in Ciudad Juarez – resulting in a 57% decline in homicides –and his work to replicate the effort through Latin America.
Lunch will be provided.
Sponsored by the HKS Program in...
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2015 Apr 10

Concert: "México sin violencia"

8:00pm

Location: 

Mojitos Latin Lounge, 48 Winter St, Boston, MA 02108

For more information about the concert performances and/or conference details, please visit the conference website here.

This event is a collaboration between: 
  • Boston x Ayotzinapa
  • Harvard Kennedy School Mexican Caucus
  • Harvard University Mexican Students Association, HUMAS
  • Mexican Musician Student Association at Berklee College of Music
  • Mexican Students Association at Boston University
  • Tufts Latin American Committee
...
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James Robinson: "Los casos Caval y Penta son un buen signo sobre la sociedad chilena"

James Robinson: "Los casos Caval y Penta son un buen signo sobre la sociedad chilena"

March 19, 2015

James Robinson, profesor de Harvard y coautor del libro Por qué fracasan los países, afirma que el hecho de que tanto Sebastián Dávalos como los controladores de Penta estén bajo investigación habla de la madurez de las instituciones del país. Pero advierte que la élite debe tomar esto como una advertencia para avanzar a una sociedad más inclusiva, lo que, según él, es la gran deuda pendiente en Chile.

El diagnóstico estaba claro. Era agosto de 2013 y James Robinson, uno de los profesores más reconocidos de Ciencias Políticas de la Universidad de Harvard (aunque a partir de julio...

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