Public Policy and Governance

2017 Oct 19

Harvard Kennedy School: Understanding Puerto Rico’s Past & Present Relationship to the United States

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA. Littauer L-324 Fainsod Room

Speaker: Pedro Reina Pérez, Director of the Harvard Puerto Rico Institute; Former Wilbur Marvin Visiting Scholar at DRCLAS

Pedro Reina Pérez is an award-winning historian and journalist specializing in contemporary Spanish Caribbean history and is the director of the Harvard Puerto Rico...

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2017 Nov 28

Tuesday Seminar Series: El Salvador's Total Abortion Ban: Causes and Consequences

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Jocelyn Viterna, Professor of Sociology and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Harvard University

 

jocelyn viternaJocelyn Viterna is Professor of Sociology and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Harvard University.  Her current research...

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2017 Oct 24

Tuesday Seminar Series: Democratic Innovations and Citizen Participation in Latin America

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Thamy Pogrebinschi, Democracy Visiting Fellow, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School

While Latin America consistently scores badly in most assessments of democracy, it has been celebrated by many as a laboratory of citizen participation and institutional innovation. But except for the participatory budgeting, there is very little information on the diversity of new institutional designs for citizen participation created in the region, and even less on their impact on...

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Chile Senator Guido Girardi Signs Letter of Intent to Collaborate with DRCLAS

September 25, 2017

DRCLAS was pleased to host Senator Guido Girardi, Senate Vice President in Chile, on September 21 and 22. During this visit, DRCLAS director Brian Farrell and the senator signed a letter of intent focused on strengthening collaboration in science, technology and innovation dissemination, and public engagement activities among Harvard University and the Republic of Chile. The visit was featured in the Chilean newspaper ...

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2017 Dec 01

Cuba Studies Program: Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis

12:00pm

Location: 

DRCLAS, CGIS S-216, 1730 Cambridge St.

The Cuba Studies Program Seminar Series presents Ambassador Jeffrey Delaurentis, Former Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy in Cuba; Fellow, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School

 

2017 Oct 02

CANCELLED: Housing Affordability and Sustainable Urban Development in Mexico City: Forging New Visions for a Better Future

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street

Due to the current circumstances in Mexico City, following the earthquake on September 19, this event has been cancelled. It will be reshaped about city reformation and held at a later date, TBD. Thank you for your understanding. 

This panel will address challenges and opportunities for affordable housing in Mexico City from legal, financial and political standpoints.

This event is co-sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Mejor Ciudad, and the Joint Center for Housing Studies

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2017 Nov 30

Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Harvesting Influence: The Building of the Bancada Ruralista from the Constituinte to Today

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Belén Fernández Milmanda, PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University

I will be presenting the Brazilian chapter of my dissertation which studies how rural elites organize to influence policy-making in contemporary Latin...

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2017 Nov 14

Tuesday Seminar Series: Unlocking the State’s Front Door: Principled Commitment NGOs and Environmental Rights in Argentina and Colombia

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Veronica Herrera, Assistant Professor of Political Science. University of Connecticut

The distance between the state and grassroots claims is long. To access the state, territorial groups must overcome limited material resources, education, and time, as well as public officials who dismiss them as illegitimate policymaking partners. This paper, based on extensive field research, examines the construction of advocacy...

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