Cambridge Office

2019 Mar 12

The Other Side of Violence: Marielle Franco and the Struggle for Brazilian Democracy

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Basement Seminar Room in Robinson Hall

In 2016, Marielle Franco was elected to Rio de Janeiro’s City Council as a member of the Socialism and Liberty Party. She was a woman of African descent from a favela community who earned a master’s degree. She was a single mother in a committed relationship with another woman. Marielle worked for the welfare of LGBTQ and poor populations, including families of deceased police members. She was a feminist, a bridge-builder and a radical defender of human rights. She represented hopes of political renewal for countless Brazilians. On March 14, 2018, Marielle and...

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2019 Apr 09

A novelist's research into New Bedford and it's large Guatemalan community

5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Francisco Goldman converses about his research, for a novel, into New Bedford, and particularly its large Guatemalan community. Various subjects will be discussed, such as the seafood industry -- the city is the country's largest commercial fishing port -- and the role of Guatemalans and other Central Americans in that industry; the 2007 Bianco plant ICE raid; New Bedford immigration history generally. What differentiates research for a novel from journalistic or academic research is another subject is another subject to talk about.

Speaker: Francisco Goldman...

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2019 Feb 26

Tuesday Seminar Series: Venezuela: Understanding the Crisis. Building a Sustainable Solution

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Temir Porras Ponceleon, CEO, Ventuari Partners

Temir Porras Ponceleon began his public service career in the Republic of France and continued in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. He specialized in foreign policy, sovereign credit, and oil. He has brokered and negotiated political and trade deals at the presidential level for more than 10 years in Latin America, Europe and Asia. He has also set-up and negotiated credit lines for Venezuela with China and Russia. In addition, Porras Ponceleon managed the Sovereign...

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2019 Feb 19

Tuesday Seminar Series: Homicidal Ecologies: Illicit Economies and Complicit States in Latin America

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Yashar HeadshotHomicidal violence has spiked in Latin America’s contemporary democracies, with some countries claiming among the highest homicide rates in the world. Drawing on her recent book, Homicidal Ecologies, Yashar analyzes the region’s uneven homicide levels and maps out a theoretical agenda that analyzes the (...

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2019 Mar 26

Tuesday Seminar Series: Progressive Religion and Electoral Politics: Theory and Evidence from the Catholic Church in Brazil

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Tunon Topic ImageHow do progressive religious leaders shape the objectives and electoral fortunes of the left? I argue that church leaders who advance doctrinal interpretations that favor progressive economic policies will mobilize their adherents in support of the left, as long as doing so does not advance policies that contradict...

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2019 Mar 13

Screening of "La Negociacion/The Negotiation" with Director, Margarita Martinez

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Tsai Auditorium

la_negociacionThe Negotiation tells the story of the peace dialogues between the government of Colombia and the Marxist FARC guerrilla, the oldest insurgency of the hemisphere after more than half a century of war and three failed dialogue attempts.


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2019 Mar 13

Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Education and Long-Term Development in Brazil

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S050, 1730 Cambridge Street

Soares HeadshotThe talk will discuss the results of a project that looked at the historical experience of state-sponsored settlements in the turn from the 19th to the 20th century in state of São Paulo to shed light on the role of education as a determinant of long-run development across municipalities in Brazil.

Speaker:...

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2019 Mar 11

Screening of "Los Ofendidos" with Marcela Zamora

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

Screening of the documentary "Los Ofendidos / The Offended" (Mexico-El Salvador, 2016) followed by a discussion with the Director, Marcela Zamora.

Speaker: Marcela Zamora, filmmaker and journalist

Moderated by Alberto Castillo Ventura, PhD candidate, Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

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2019 Mar 04

Conflicto en Nicaragua: Antecedentes, desarrollo y perspectivas

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Esta charla tiene como objetivo exponer el conflicto sociopolítico de Nicaragua, sus antecedentes, desarrollo y perspectivas de salida, desde la óptica de varios de sus actores claves, entre ellos las victimas organizadas y el movimiento estudiantil.

Socorro Corrales: Fundadora de Madres de Abril, organización que lucha por la justicia en los crímenes de estado cometidos a partir de abril. Madre de Orlando, asesinado en Estelí al norte de Nicaragua. Lideró las protestas de Estelí, huyó por la persecución del régimen a Estados Unidos,...

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