Public Policy and Governance

2018 Feb 02

2018 Latina Empowerment & Development (LEAD) Conference: Check in and Reception

6:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Northwest Labs

The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies is pleased to support Latinas Unidas de Harvard and the 2018 LEAD Conference. 

The Latina Empowerment & Development Conference, also known as LEAD, is an annual conference hosted at Harvard University by Latinas Unidas. LEAD is about empowering Latinas and other minorities who plan on fulfilling leadership and other professional career-oriented paths. Since its inception in 2007, LEAD has brought together hundreds of college Latinas and professionals from all over the country. The 11th annual LEAD...

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2018 Jan 30

Tuesday Seminar Series: From Sandinismo to Orteguismo: the new-look FSLN and authoritarian regression in Nicaragua

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Mateo Jarquín, PhD Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University

Today, most historic Sandinista leaders oppose current president Daniel Ortega. This talk shows how a much-changed FSLN, in alliance with its former ‘counterrevolutionary’ foes in the Church and business elite, has consolidated an authoritarian regime in Nicaragua.

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Harvard Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Cuba

January 9, 2018
Harvard signed a memorandum of understanding with the Cuban Ministry of Higher Education Saturday to strengthen collaboration amid tense relations between the United States and Cuba under the Trump administration.

 

The memorandum is a formal document that promotes research partnerships through joint publications, academic conferences, and post-graduate training programs. Part of the agreement also encourages Cuban students to apply for admission to Harvard.

University Vice Provost for International Affairs Mark C. Elliott and Aurora Fernández, Cuba’s vice...

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Vicerrector de Harvard: Hemos podido superar los desafíos logísticos

January 9, 2018

Harvard parece inalcanzable. Es una marca poderosa. Representa una tradición no solo por haber sido la primera universidad fundada en Estados Unidos o por administrar una de las mayores dotaciones financieras entre las universidades del mundo. Harvard ha sido la casa formadora de líderes políticos, empresariales, científicos y artistas de escala global. Harvard es un sueño, a veces tan fantástico, que muchos ni siquiera se permiten soñarlo.

A principios del siglo XX, ...

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Harvard University Vice Provost Mark C. Elliot and Cuban Deputy Minister of Higher Education Aurora Fernández. Photo: Erin Goodman.

Harvard Vice Provost: We have been able to overcome the Logistical Challenges

January 9, 2018

Harvard seems unreachable. It is a powerful hallmark. It represents a tradition not only for being the first university founded in the United States or because it manages one of the major financial grants among the world’s universities. Harvard has formed global political and business leaders, scientists and artists. Harvard is a dream, at times so fantastic that many can’t even dream of dreaming it.

In the early 20th century a group of more than one thousand Cuban teachers went to a summer school course there and, although their story is not very well-known in either of the...

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2018 Feb 02

HUMAS and MC present The Mexico Conference 2018: The Path(s) Forward

Fri - Sat, Feb 2 to Feb 3, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Graduate School of Education (13 Appian Way) and Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government (79 JFK St)

This conference, organized by Harvard students, aims to promote debate around the path forward for Mexico over the coming 20 years for the country to become one of the 21st century's success stories.

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The 2018 Conference will address the...

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DRCLAS Announces Mexico Innovation Fund Grants for Harvard Faculty to Collaborate with Mexican Counterparts

December 4, 2017

 

The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies is pleased to announce the launch of the Mexico Innovation Fund (MIF) and a call for proposals from Harvard faculty seeking to conduct collaborative research in Mexico to be supported by the MIF.

The MIF seeks to deepen research ties between Harvard and Mexican academia, in order to address Mexico's most salient, social, political, economic,...

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New Book on Cuban Economy Available for Pre-Order from Harvard University Press

November 17, 2017

 

The latest book publication of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) in partnership with the Harvard University Press (HUP) covers the current economic situation in Cuba and will be released to the public next month. The book is titled The Cuban Economy in a New Era: An Agenda for Change toward Durable Development and is available for pre-order on the HUP website.

The Cuban Economy in a New Era is edited by Jorge I. Domínguez,...

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Worldwide Week at Harvard

October 20, 2017

 

Throughout the week of October 22-28, 2017, Harvard University will host a series of events covering a range of themes that are united in their larger goal of exploring global impact. The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies would like to call special attention to two events: a premiere screening and Q&A with the director of a film titled Los cubanos de Harvard (The Harvard Cubans), and a panel featuring Harvard University President Drew Faust titled "The Future of Cities."

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The Cuban Economy in a New Era: An Agenda for Change toward Durable Development
Domínguez JI, Villanueva OEP, Barberia L ed. The Cuban Economy in a New Era: An Agenda for Change toward Durable Development. Cambridge: Harvard University David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; 2017.Abstract

Cuba’s economy has grown hardly at all during Raúl Castro’s presidency (2006-2016), hit by the economic collapse of its Venezuelan partner and burdened by a legacy of decayed infrastructure, a bankrupt sugar industry, and stagnant agriculture. This book diagnoses the ills that afflict Cuba’s economy and examines possible economic policy changes in seven areas: macroeconomic policy, central planning, role of small and medium private enterprises, nonagricultural cooperatives, financing options for the new private sector, state enterprise management, and relations with international financial institutions. Cuban economists are the authors of these seven chapters, whose combined import is further considered in introductory and concluding chapters. The book stems from over a decade of scholarly collaboration with Harvard scholars, anchored in a series of workshops held over the years in Cambridge and Havana.

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