Public Policy and Governance

2018 Sep 14

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

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street

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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2018 Apr 26

*CANCELLED* Pre-Colombian Conference Workshop: “Designing Regional Public Policies for Colombia’s Post-Conflict”

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S040, 1730 Cambridge Street

 *THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED* 

What is the key to attain sustainable peace in Colombia after the agreements negotiated between the government and FARC-EC in Havana? This is the main concern in the minds of Colombian policymakers and academics concerned with Colombia’s internal conflict. The ingredient to long-lasting peace might be within Colombia’s departamentos and the ability of regional leaders to tackle complex problems with innovative tools. While Colombia, historically, has had a largely...

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2018 Apr 27

Afrodescendants in Brazil: Talk by Jurema Werneck, Executive Director of Amnesty International Brazil

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Sever Hall 113

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Join us in a conversation with Jurema Werneck, Executive Director of Amnesty International Brazil who will be discussing human rights and Afrodescendants under critical attack in Brazil and the current responses from institutions and civil society.

The event is free and open to public. First-...

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Justice for the slain in Bolivia

HLS Clinic helps families win lawsuit 15 years after Bolivia killings

April 4, 2018

By Liz Mineo for The Harvard Gazette

From a distance of 15 years and more than 3,000 miles, relatives of people killed by Bolivian security forces in 2003 have had their first taste of justice.

A federal court civil jury in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Tuesday found former Bolivian president Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada and his defense minister responsible for extrajudicial killings during a period of civil unrest, and awarded the plaintiffs $10 million in compensatory damages.

Brought by the families of eight of those slain, the lawsuit charged...

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2018 Apr 06

Using and Generating Evidence for Policy-Making: Security interventions in Bogota City

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School

To better understand which security policies are most effective, the Mayor’s office of Bogota is testing and evaluating several policies, from “hotspot” policing to “broken windows” interventions. Join Daniel Mejia, current Secretary of Security and former Professor at Universidad de los Andes in Colombia, and Christopher Blattman, Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy, to discuss the challenges, the learnings and the opportunities from a policy-making perspective.

Agenda:

12:00 – 12:10 Introduction - Moderator

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2018 Mar 21

HAPS Speaker Series: A Conversation with Beatriz Merino, Peru’s first female prime minister and the first female prime minister in Latin America

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

L-332 Deland, 3rd Floor of Littauer Building of Harvard Kennedy School, 79 John F. Kennedy Street

Speaker: Beatriz Merino, former Prime Minister of Peru

Beatriz Merino was the first female Prime Minister of Peru and the first female prime minister in Latin America. She held office between June 2003 and December 2003. She also served as Peru’s national ombudsman from September 2005 until March 2011....

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2018 Mar 19

Book Talk: Party Systems in Latin America: Institutionalization, Decay, and Collapse

4:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200 North

Join the Ash Center and David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) at Harvard University for a book talk with Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Brazil Studies and the Faculty Co-chair of the Harvard Brazil Studies Program, author of Party Systems in Latin America: Institutionalization, Decay, and Collapse

Candelaria Garay, Associate Professor of Public Policy; ...

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