Cambridge Office

2019 May 23

Cuba y los nuevos desafíos del sector privado, en el marco de las actuales transformaciones de la nación

(All day)

Location: 

CGIS South, S020 Belfer Room

La iniciativa privada constituye una bisoña experiencia en la Cuba actual, aun cuando persisten un gran número de limitaciones legales, económicas y políticas para su desarrollo, muchos cubanos han decidido apostar por la creación de un negocio propio. Con el desarrollo del sector privado en los últimos años, se ha percibido un aumento de su peso en la economía nacional y su rol como actor social.

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2019 Apr 18
2019 Apr 30

Tuesday Seminar Series: Resistance and Repression: One Year on from Nicaragua's Civil Uprising

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Kai ThalerHow did Nicaragua's protest movement grow so quickly in 2018, and how has President Daniel Ortega's regime survived the most serious threat yet to its rule? With activists in prison, exiled, or killed, what options remain for the opposition? One year on, we look at...

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2019 Apr 23

Tuesday Seminar Series: The political origins of Mexico’s corruption

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

In contexts where corruption is widespread, why do some incumbents choose to not be corrupt? My research argues that party loyalty is a major influence to reduce corruption and test this argument using fine-grained data of 12 billion dollars audited to 3,601 local incumbents over a period of 16 years. Contributing to an unsettled and vibrant debate about the influence of partisan politics in corruption, our data allow us to test three possible mechanisms that could be driving political actors to limit the misappropriation of public resources during their tenure: insurance mechanisms,...

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2019 Apr 16

Tuesday Seminar Series: Gone with the wind? Exploring Fujimorismo’s decay in contemporary Peru

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Political parties are usually depicted as indispensable for democracies. However, Latin American history does not lack of instances of parties playing against democracy. Observing the case of Fuerza Popular (the Peruvian Fujimorista party) will allow us to analyze the ways how a political vehicle might play against the consolidation of a democracy. In empirical terms, we will explain how this relates to the unexpected current Fuerza Popular severe crisis.

Speaker: Alberto Vergara, Professor of Social and Political Sciences, Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Peru...

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2019 Apr 19

Central America and the Caribbean Film Series presents: Puerto Rico: Trouble in Paradise

5:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street

Trouble in Paradise: Puerto Rico After Maria

A look at 21st century Puerto Rico, especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and the preexisting crisis. Conversation about the status quo and communities standing up when faced with social abandonment.

Film Series:  April 19 (DRCLAS), Fall (Date TBD, IBA)
Presented by DRCLAS, Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion (IBA), Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico School of Law, Consulado General de México en Boston, Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF) and The Cultural Agents Initiative at...

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