Tuesday Seminar Series

Visiting Scholars, Graduate Student Associates, Harvard faculty, and scholars from institutions around the world present their research and respond to audience questions in this weekly event dedicated to the current state of Latin American Studies. The Tuesday Seminar Series in Latin American Studies is moderated by Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University. Lunch is served at noon, and the presentation begins at 12:30pm with an introduction by Professor Levitsky. The presentation is followed by questions from Professor Levitsky and attendees. 

For questions about the Tuesday Seminar Series, please contact Isade Salcedo, Events Coordinator.

Upcoming Tuesday Seminars

2018 Sep 25

Tuesday Seminar Series: Colombia's 2018 Elections: Implications for the Peace Process and Criminal Dynamics

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street
12:00pm

Speaker: Angelica Duran-MartinezAssistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Angélica Durán-Martínez is an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. She obtained a Ph.D. in Political Science at Brown University, a B.A. from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and an M.A. from New York University. She is the author of...

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2018 Oct 02

Tuesday Seminar Series: Changing Course? Understanding Mexico's 2018 Election

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street
12:00pm

Speaker: Gustavo Flores Macías, Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University

Gustavo A. Flores-Macías is Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University and the 2017-18 Democracy and Development Fellow at Princeton University. He is the author of After Neoliberalism? The Left and Economic Reforms in Latin America (Oxford University Press, 2012) and editor of the volume The Political Economy of Taxation in Latin America (forthcoming with Cambridge University Press). Before academia, he served as Director of Public Affairs in...

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2018 Oct 09

Tuesday Seminar Series: The Scramble for Brazil: How Prison Gangs Colonized a Continent’s Criminal Markets

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street
12:00pm

Speaker: Benjamin Lessing, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago

Throughout the Americas, prison gangs have learned to establish governance over street-level actors from behind bars. The leading example is Brazil’s Primerio Comando da Capital (PCC), which since 2001 imposes social order and alternative justice throughout São Paulo's urban periphery. It has also expanded territorially, establishing cells in all 27 Brazilian states, reshaping criminal subworlds across the country. The PCC's...

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2018 Oct 16

Tuesday Seminar Series: TBD

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street
12:00pm

Speakers: Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Brazil Studies, Faculty Co-chair of the Harvard Brazil Studies Program; Fernando Bizzaro,Graduate Student Affiliate, PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University

 

2018 Oct 23

Tuesday Seminar Series: Can Access to Information Increase Community Monitoring & Service Provision? Evidence from a School Intervention in Mexico

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street
12:00pm

Speaker: Ana De la O, Associate Professor of Political Science, Yale University

Ana Lorena De La O is associate professor of Political Science at Yale University, where she is affiliated with the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, the Institution of Social and Policy Studies, and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Her research relates to the political economy of poverty alleviation, clientelism and the provision of...

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2018 Nov 06

Tuesday Seminar Series: TBD

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street
12:00pm

Speaker: Candelaria Garay, Ford Foundation Associate Professor of Democracy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government