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2020 Mar 09

Global History Seminar: Tâmis Parron, "Black Slavery and World Accumulation: Towards a Global History of Value"

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Robinson Hall, 35 Quincy Street, Lower Library

Speaker: Tâmis Parron, Research Professor, Department of History, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Moderator: Danielle N. Boaz, Visiting Fellow, WIGH; Stuart Hall Fellow, Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research, Harvard University; Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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2020 Feb 25

Did Ancient Andean People Know How to Write, do Math, or Keep Accounts Before the Spaniards Arrived?

7:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker:  Gary Urton, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian Studies

Gary Urton is Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian Studies in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard. He earned his M.A. in Ancient History and his Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. His research focuses on a variety of topics in pre-Columbian and early colonial Andean cultural and intellectual history, drawing on materials and methods in archaeology,...

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2020 Mar 11

Film Screening: Marighella

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Sackler Building Lecture Hall, 485 Broadway, Cambridge

Marighella film posterSpeaker: Mario Magalhães, Journalist and Writer

Description: Marighella is a 2019 Brazilian film directed by Wagner Moura, based on the life of the politician and guerilla fighter Carlos Marighella. The film was adapted from the biography Marighella - O...

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2020 Mar 27

Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas Conference

Fri - Sat, Mar 27 to Mar 28, 12:30pm - 3:00pm

Location: 

Philip Johnson Thesis House and Piper Auditorium, Graduate School of Design

Moderator: Charles Waldheim, Professor of Landscape Architecture Director, Office for Urbanization, Harvard GSD

Over the past two decades, landscape has been claimed as model and medium for the contemporary city. During this time, a range of alternative architectural and urban practices has emerged across Latin America. Many of these practices explore the ecological and territorial implications for the urban project. The emergence of these practices has coincided with societal and political transformations in many countries across the region. Following the conferences in...

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2020 Mar 27

Arts and Science Workshop Series: Dance for Me when I Die: cuerpo y performance en la crónica de América Latina.

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Cristián Alarcón, Chilean writer and journalist

Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature

¿Qué sentidos construye un narrador que somete su propio cuerpo a la experiencia etnográfica? A partir de esta pregunta en torno a la investigación y escritura de este libro, recientemente editado por Duke University Press, el autor hará un recorrido por las huellas de la performance en la literatura de no ficción latinoamericana hasta sus propias experimentaciones más recientes en lo que llama “...

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2020 Mar 24

Dividing the People: Populism and Societal Polarization in Latin America

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Rodrigo Barrenechea, Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Challenges to Democracy; PhD, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University

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

Do populism and polarization go together? This presentation addresses this question by comparing cases of populist parties in the Andes. It advances a new classification of populist parties based on the degree to which they divide society in their rise to power and introduces a theory to account for the...

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2020 Mar 10

Electoral Management, Partisan Strategic Interaction, and Civic Engagement: Lessons from Latin America and Africa

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Alejandro Trelles, Assistant Professor of Politics, Brandeis University

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

This talk focuses on the formal and informal aspects of electoral autonomy in Latin America and Africa, how political parties interact within electoral management boards, and mechanisms that facilitate the civic engagement and transparency. Drawing on examples from Venezuela, Mexico, Ghana, and Kenya, the talk centres around the concepts of autonomy, the adoption of internal consultation mechanisms,...

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2020 Mar 05

Arts and Science Workshop Series: Lo que queda después: la imaginación del futuro y el revés de lo moderno desde la estética Latinoamericana contemporánea hasta la del siglo pasado

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Luz Horne, Professor of Literature at the Humanities Department at Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires. DRCLAS de Fortabat Visiting Scholar 2019-2020

Moderator: Mariano Siskind, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature

This presentation explores the connection between a contemporary global catastrophic imaginary with the one from mid-twentieth century Latin America: that of a territory impregnated with future. Paying attention to this connection will shed light on the structural tie between the current...

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2020 Mar 03

On the Origins of Polarization in Venezuela

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Alejandro Velasco, Associate Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University
Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government

While the literature on urban Latin America has examined the relationship between politics and space, the particular impact of political polarization on urban space and vice versa has received scant attention. In this sense, Caracas is an exemplary case. On one hand, it is marked by long standing spatial segregation, considerably deepened in the...

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