Public Policy and Governance

2017 Apr 08

Dialogues and Challenges in the Study of the African Diaspora in Latin America

8:00am

Location: 

CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Graduate students from the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at Harvard and Afro-Colombian graduate students from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst invite peers to the first annual Afro-Latin American Graduate Student Conference. The signature themes of the conference are intersectionality; activism in academia; and race, racism, and blackness in art and literature. The conference will examine the dialogues and discourses that inform black political forms, expressive culture, aesthetic ideologies, transnationalism, transculturation, and ethno-racial identity formations in the...

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2017 Apr 07

Dialogues and Challenges in the Study of the African Diaspora in Latin America

8:00am

Location: 

Dudley House, Lehman Hall 201, 53 Dunster Street, Cambridge, MA

Graduate students from the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at Harvard and Afro-Colombian graduate students from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst invite peers to the first annual Afro-Latin American Graduate Student Conference. The signature themes of the conference are intersectionality; activism in academia; and race, racism, and blackness in art and literature. The conference will examine the dialogues and discourses that inform black political forms, expressive culture, aesthetic ideologies, transnationalism, transculturation, and ethno-racial identity formations in the...

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2017 Apr 22

Latin American Conference: Moving Beyond the Crossroads: How can Latin America overcome its old and new challenges?

9:00am

Location: 

Harvard Kennedy School Littauer building 1st floor 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge

The 2017 Latin American Conference is the fourth conference organized by Latin American students at the Harvard Kennedy School. It seeks to create awareness about the policies, experiences, and opportunitiesfor future growth and development in the region.

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2017 Apr 17

RFK Visiting Professor in Latin American Studies Lecture - Taking Law Seriously to Explore Economic and Social Inequality

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Helena Alviar, Former Dean, Law School at the University of Los Andes; Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor, Harvard University

Since the early 20th century there have been many legal transformations in the region that have promised to redistribute resources across class, gender and race.  Nevertheless, Latin America continues to be characterized by high levels of inequality and exclusion. The presentation explores the role that diverse and, at times, contradictory legal regimes play in stalling progressive reforms.

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2017 Apr 14

Landscape Design in Latin America: Unpacking Theory, Practice, and Agency

9:30am to 4:30pm

Location: 

Piper Auditorium, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy Street

Women in Design (WiD) and Latin GSD, in collaboration with the Landscape Architecture
department, present “Landscape Design in Latin America: Unpacking Theory, Practice, and
Agency.” This symposium will provide an opportunity to debate the current and future state of
landscape design in Latin America.
Latin America is formed by a diverse set of territories, offering both challenges and opportunities
to the landscape discipline. This symposium brings together professionals from several countries
to discuss the complex social, political, and environmental realities engaged...

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2017 Mar 28

Colombia’s Path to Prosperity: The Peace Agreement and What’s Next

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Littauer L-230, HKS 79 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge

A conversation with: Ambassador of Colombia to the United States, Juan Carlos Pinzón

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Throughout his career, Pinzón has been a leader in both the public and private sectors. Most recently, Pinzón served as Minister of Defense of Colombia for...

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2017 Apr 08

8th Annual FDR Memorial Lecture: Formulating a New Good Neighbor Policy

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Hall

In 1943, President Roosevelt spoke at Monterrey, Mexico noting Mexico’s contributions of military support and farm laborers to the war effort. “Our two countries,” he stated, “owe their independence to the fact that your ancestors and mine held the same truths to be worth fighting for and dying for… No less important than the military cooperation and the production of supplies needed for the maintenance of our respective economies has been the exchange of those ideas and of those moral values which give life and significance to the tremendous effort of the free peoples of the world.”

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2017 Apr 12

Perú: Entre la Ilusión del Crecimiento y la Desilusión de la Política

4:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-020 (Belfer Case Study Room), 1730 Cambridge Street

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Verónika Mendoza is the leader of the Peruvian Leftist organization New Peru Movement, and a former candidate to the presidency of her country in the recent 2016 elections, where she finished third with 20% of the national vote.

Moderated by Steven Levitsky, David Rockefeller...

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2017 Apr 27

La coyuntura actual del Perú y sus perspectivas

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

NOTE ---This Seminar will be in Spanish

Pedro Cateriano Bellido, Ministro de Defensa del Perú (julio 2012-abril 2015); Presidente del Consejo de Ministros del Perú (abril 2015-julio 2016)

Estudió Derecho en la Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú. Realizo estudios de doctorado en el Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset, en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Alternó el ejercicio profesional con la catedra de Derecho Constitucional en la Universidad de Lima. En 1990 fue elegido diputado por Lima por el Movimiento...

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2017 Apr 05

Venezuela’s Political and Economic Collapse: What’s next? 

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speakers:

Javier Corrales, Dwight W. Morrow 1895 professor of Political Science at Amherst College

Francisco J. Monaldi, Fellow in Latin American Energy Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy and a Lecturer in Energy Economics at Rice University

Michael Penfold, Global Fellow at the Wilson Center in DC and Full Professor of Political Economy at IESA (Caracas)

Moderator: Miguel Angel Santos is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for International Development (CID) at...

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2017 Apr 13

Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean Program Conference: Struggles for Peace in Mexico

1:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Belfer Case Study Hall (S020)

Over the last decade, Mexico has become an epicenter of criminal violence in the region, and this side of the story is regularly reported in the news. Less attention has been paid to the struggles for peace. In this conference, we will discuss two initiatives undertaken by the "Seminar on Violence and Peace" of El Colegio de Mexico (ColMex). This activity is part of an ongoing effort by DRCLAS, the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, and the Seminar to build a network of scholars from ColMex and Harvard interested in these issues.

Conference Schedule:

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2017 Mar 01

Activating Populism: The Role of Blame Attribution

2:15pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

CES, 27 Kirkland Street, Harvard University, Adolphus Busch Hall at Cabot Way, Hoffmann Room

Speaker: Kirk Hawkins, Associate Professor of Political Science, Brigham Young University; Ryan Enos (Discussant) Associate Professor of Political Science, Government Department, Harvard University 

Scholars have long known that the rhetoric of populist politicians is an important part of their appeal; however, less is known about how that rhetoric operates. Drawing on data from two large experiments conducted with American adults, we show that survey questions encouraging individuals to consider political...

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2017 Feb 15

Latin American History Seminar: “Governing Difference in Colonial South American Borderlands. From Ethnographic Knowledge to Missionary Practice.”

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS S450, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

Guillermo Wilde
(CONICET and Universidad Nacional de San Martin, Argentina)

Guest Presentations for the:

His 2525A: The Latin American History Seminar and Workshop

Administrating differences in Latin America: historical approaches.

Professors Alejandro de la Fuente and Tamar Herzog

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2017 Feb 16

Security and Development Seminar: Inequality, Crime, and Development in Latin America

4:30pm to 5:45pm

Location: 

Perkins Room (R-415), 4th Floor Rubenstein, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge

Speakers: Joao Pinho de Mello, Lemann Visiting Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Rodrigo R. Soares is Lemann Professor of Brazilian Public Policy and International and Public Affairs, Filipe R. Campante is Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Emily Owens is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society at the University of California, Irvine

Led by Thomas Abt, Senior...

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2017 Apr 05

La Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí y su Sistema de Bibliotecas Públicas: de los Inciertos Orígenes al Mundo Actual de las Tecnologías (1901-2016)

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

S216, 1730 Cambridge Street
Speaker: Dr. Eduardo Torres Cuevas, Director of Cuba’s National Library José Martí

This talk will be in Spanish.

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Dr. Eduardo Torres Cuevas is the Director of Cuba’s National Library...

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