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

2019 Mar 26

Tuesday Seminar Series: When the Church Votes Left: The Electoral Consequences of Progressive Religion

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 Apr 02

Tuesday Seminar Series: Climate Policy/Politics in Brazil: Recent Trajectories and Prospectives

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Eduardo ViolaAfter being the most irrational carbon emitter in the world (1987-2004), Brazil was successful in promoting a dramatic reduction of deforestation in the Amazon in 2005-2012. Because of this the Brazilian government was relatively successful in creating a myth of the country as a climate leader. Emissions from deforestation...

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2019 Apr 09

Tuesday Seminar Series: Non-Policy Politics: Richer Voters, Poorer Voters, and the Diversification of Electoral Strategies (book presentation)

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S030, 1730 Cambridge Street

This book focuses on the non-policy benefits that voters consider when deciding their vote. In addition to proposing policies, parties deliver non-policy benefits, such as competent economic management, constituency service, and patronage. This book provides a unified view of how politicians deliver broad portfolios of policy and non-policy benefits to their constituency. Non-policy resources also shape parties' ideological positions. The book shows which type of electoral offers parties target to either poorer or richer voters and their implications in terms of democratic responsiveness...

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