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 05

The Politics of Visibility: How Local Elections Undermine Representation in Brazil

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-250, 1730 Cambridge Street

TS-Peter JohannessenBrazil has made impressive gains in expanding access to public services over the past two decades, but citizens continue to be dissatisfied with the quality of those services – an anger that culminated in a destabilizing wave of protests in 2013. In this talk, I will explore how Brazil’s unique combination of political,...

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2019 Mar 12

Voting for Victors: Why Violent Actors Win Postwar Elections

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Sarah Daly

This project seeks to understand political life after episodes of mass violence. After suffering wartime atrocities and winning peace, millions of people around the world elect to live under the rule of political actors with deep roots in the violent organizations of the past. This book...

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2019 Apr 02

Climate Policy/Politics in Brazil: Recent Trajectories and Prospectives

12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 1730 Cambridge Street

Eduardo Viola

After 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 has been...

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2019 May 09

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

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S250, 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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