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Ned Strong

Ned Strong

Executive Director

Ned Strong joined the Center in 2010 as the Program Director for the DRCLAS Regional Office in Chile. In June 2014 he was named Executive Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, based in Cambridge.… Read more about Ned Strong

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2017 Apr 24

Colombian Colloquium: Land Restitution in Colombia: A Perspective from Law and Anthropology

6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South 216

Speakers: Juana Dávila, P.h.D., Candidate in Anthropology - Harvard University, and Meghan Morris, P.h.D., Candidate in Anthropology - University of Chicago

Please note, this talk will be in Spanish.

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2017 Apr 11

A Better Use of Our Courts: a Brazilian Experience in Dispute System Design for the Public Sector

12:15pm to 1:45pm

Location: 

WCC 2009 Classroom, Harvard Law School 1563 Massachusetts Avenue

Speaker: Justice, José Antônio Dias Toffoli, Brazilian Supreme Court

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Justice José Antônio Dias Toffoli was named to the Brazilian Supreme Court by former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva: one of the youngest justices to ever serve on on Brazil's… Read more about A Better Use of Our Courts: a Brazilian Experience in Dispute System Design for the Public Sector

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… Read more about Dialogues and Challenges in the Study of the African Diaspora in Latin America

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… Read more about Dialogues and Challenges in the Study of the African Diaspora in Latin America

2017 Apr 21

LYDIA CABRERA IN TRANSLATION

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speakers: Marial Iglesias Utset: Translating Cultures: Lydia Cabrera’s Liminal Worlds; Erwan Dianteill: The French Translation of El Monte (2003): Genesis, Difficulties and Reception of a Cuban Classic; Patricia González Gómez-Cásseres, and Ivor Miller: Translating Lydia Cabrera’s La lengua sagrada de los ñáñigos.

Lydia Cabrera’s two decades of ethnographic research among Afro-Cuban communities produced an extraordinary body of publications on Afro Caribbean religions and folklore. Nevertheless, her… Read more about LYDIA CABRERA IN TRANSLATION

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 01

Symbolic Reparations

9:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

Room 133, Barker Center, Harvard University

 

Symbolic comes from the domain of culture; reparations from the domain of law. How can these terms be conjoined to promote processes of healing, justice and social transformation? 

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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… Read more about Landscape Design in Latin America: Unpacking Theory, Practice, and Agency

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 nearly four… Read more about Colombia’s Path to Prosperity: The Peace Agreement and What’s Next

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