Public Policy and Governance

2015 Mar 27

Perspectives on Governance: A Talk with Former President of Costa Rica Laura Chinchilla Miranda

2:30pm

Location: 

L-150, Littauer Building, Harvard Kennedy School

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Laura Chinchilla Miranda was the first woman to be elected to the Costa Rican presidency (2010-2014).

Her election as President of the Republic of Costa Rica was preceded by a successful political career and service in the public sector...

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2015 Apr 17

Brazil +30: The Legacy of 30 Years of Democracy and Challenges to Come

(All day)

Location: 

Harvard University

In its first edition, the student-organized Harvard Brazil Conference aims to debate perspectives, issues, and challenges that Brazil shares with the world. The event wants to put together academics and doers to debate with students and the international community.

The conference is organized by the Harvard-Wide Brazilian Student Association, which was created in 2015. This vibrant community hopes to create a platform to discuss challenges related to the future of Brazil and its impact in the world.

CONFERENCE STRUCTURE

The year 2015 represents Brazil’s 30th...

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2015 Apr 18

HKS Latin American Conference - The Latin American Way: Identity and the Case for Regional Policies

8:00am to 6:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School

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The 2015 Latin American Conference is the second conference organized by Latin American students at the Harvard Kennedy School. It seeks to create awareness about the policies, experiences, and opportunities for future...

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2015 May 06

Liberal Institutions and Social Incorporation: Is there a Trade-off (Or Can We All Be Uruguay)?

1:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216

The sudden wave of countries electing leftist governments in Latin America between 1998 and 2007 gave way to a copious bibliography on the topic. In this vast literature, a key trade-off recurrently appears: Radical left governments, as the ones in place in Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador, have undermined liberal institutions but have also empowered excluded groups and citizens; while the moderate social-liberal left, as the ones in Chile, Uruguay and Brazil, have respected liberal institutions but don’t excel in incorporating marginal groups.

To what extent Latin American...

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2015 Mar 27

Políticas Públicas en Chile

(All day)

Location: 

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium

Políticas Públicas Chile busca reunir a los estudiantes de políticas públicas chilenos en Estados Unidos. Su objetivo principal es crear una red de chilenos interesados en generar debate y reflexión sobre las políticas públicas en nuestro país. También, ser un espacio para aportar desde el conocimiento y experiencia ganada en los programas, entregando un mensaje de unidad a Chile. Este encuentro tiene un enfoque académico y práctico, ofreciendo la oportunidad de conversar con destacados panelistas sobre políticas que se han realizado exitosamente en otros países y que pueden contribuir al...

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2015 Feb 19

Symposium on the book Latin America: New Challenges to Growth and Stability by the IMF

3:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Malkin Penthouse, Littauer Building, HKS

Center for International Development, HKS / Latin American Caucus, HKS / DRCLAS Andes and Southern Cone Program

The Center for International Development at Harvard invites you to a Symposium to present a new International Monetary Fund book titled “Latin America: New Challenges to Growth and Stability”.

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2015 Apr 03

Cuban Studies Program: "West African Warfare in Bahia and Cuba: Soldier Slaves in the Atlantic World, 1807-1844"

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S-216, 1730 Cambridge St.

Speaker: Manuel Barcia Paz, University of Leeds

 

Manuel Barcia is a Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Leeds. He's the author of three books and several articles focusing on the experiences of the African Diaspora in Cuba and Brazil. His most recent book, West African Warfare in Bahia...

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2015 Mar 03

Tuesday Seminar Series: "Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana"

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S-020, 1730 Cambridge St.

Speakers: William LeoGrande, Professor, Department of Government, School of Public Affairs, American University

Peter Kornbluh, Director of the National Security Archive's Chile Documentation Project and Cuba Documentation Project.

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