Public Policy and Governance

2017 Mar 31

Mexico City at a Crossroads: Urban Challenges of the 21st Century - Keynote Address*

6:30pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

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

Keynote Address: Urban Challenges in an Era of Climate Change

Speaker: Miguel Angel Mancera, Mayor of Mexico City
Introduction: Jorge DomínguezAntonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Department of Government; Chair, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies

Live streaming will be available...

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2017 Feb 15

The Last Day of Oppression, and the First Day of the Same: The Politics and Economics of the New Latin American Left

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Jeffery R. Webber, School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary University of London

Moderator: Professor Kirsten Weld, Department of History, Harvard University 
 
This talk will explain the political dynamics and conflicts underpinning the contradictory evolution of left-wing governments and social movements in Latin America in the last two decades. Throughout the 2000s, Latin America transformed itself into the leading edge of anti-neoliberal resistance in the world. What...
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2017 Feb 08

Drug Trafficking, Criminal Violence and the State in Argentina and Brazil

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker:  Hernán Flom, Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame.

This presentation analyzes the recent evolution of drug trafficking and its associated violence in Latin American metropolitan areas. It focuses predominantly on the main urban areas of Argentina and Brazil while placing them in a broader...

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2017 Mar 07

*CANCELLED* Tuesday Seminar Series: When a Dictator Becomes a Democrat: The Case of Guatemala's Efraín Ríos Montt

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

*This seminar has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience.*

Speaker:  Regina Bateson, Assistant Professor of Political Science, MIT

Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University

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2017 Jan 24

Tuesday Seminar Series: Lawmaking under Authoritarianism: The Argentine Experience in Comparative Perspective

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Alejandro Bonvecchi, Assistant Professor, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires; Adjunct Research of the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), Argentina

Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University

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2017 Feb 23

Brazil Studies Program: Public Policies in Gender and Diversity in PT Governments

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker:  Miriam Pillar Grossi, Professor of Anthropology, Federal University of Santa Catarina; Ruth Cardoso Chair, Institute of Latin American Studies Columbia University

Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

In association with social movements and public...

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Mourning for strangers in the YouTube era

November 7, 2016

By Philip Bennett

The world asks us with oppressive regularity to mourn for strangers. The plea is there in pictures from Aleppo and Brussels and in testimonies from Orlando, Nice, Sandy Hook, and Charleston. We hear it as we imagine the hundreds of souls slipping beneath the surface of the Mediterranean. What does this have to do with us? How do we feel or measure losses that occur across such a distance?

Shortly after dawn a few weeks ago, as Colombians were absorbing the surprising news that voters had rejected a deal to end five decades of civil war, an answer to...

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2016 Nov 17

Symposium on Building the Financial System of the 21st Century: An Agenda for Latin America and the United States

7:30pm

Location: 

Harvard Law School, Cambridge MA

The 2016 Symposium on Building the Financial System of the 21st Century: An Agenda for Latin America and the United States will be held on November 17-19 at Harvard Law School, Cambridge MA. The Symposium is co-organized by Harvard Law School’s Program on International Financial Systems (PIFS) and our partners at the Universidad de Chile, FGV Direito Rio and Sao Paulo, and the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).

The event begins with a keynote address at 7:30pm on 11/17...

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The fog of peace

October 17, 2016

 

Voice of experience sheds light on Colombia’s ‘no’ vote

By Liz Mineo, Harvard Staff Writer

It was going to be the end of war. Now Colombians wonder whether peace is possible.

On Sept. 26, President Juan Manuel Santos and the rebel Revolutionary Armed...

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2016 Oct 18

UN Efforts to Restore the Rule of Law in Guatemala (The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Foundation @ Adams House)

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Adams House LCR

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Join Iván Velásquez Gómez, UN High Commissioner for the International Commission Againt Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) as he describes his battles against illegal security groups and clandestine security organizations in Guatemala - crimila groups believed to have infiltrated state institutions, fostering impunity and undermining democratic gains in Guatemala since the end of the country's armed conflict in the 1990s. The CICIG represents an innovative...

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Examining U.S.-Mexico ties in the age of Trump

Examining U.S.-Mexico ties in the age of Trump

September 9, 2016

Carrasco outlines cultural, political complexities in centuries-long history

By Liz Mineo, Harvard Staff Writer

Of the 42 million immigrants who call the United States home, more than 11 million are Mexican. They represent the nation’s largest immigrant group, after Indians and Chinese, according to the Pew Research Center.

Over the past three decades, Mexican immigration has surfaced as an issue in every U.S. presidential election,...

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