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   The Latin American Initiative


Study Group

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2011-2012
Latin American Study Group

“Poverty, Development and Human Rights in Latin America”

What is it about?

In order to explore new venues for the convergence of Poverty, Human Rights and Development; the Latin American Initiative at the Carr Center will bring together students, scholars and practitioners to look into poverty issues in Latin America. Our approach will combine different perspectives: the national level, the meso level, and the micro level, as well as various methods, all applied to Latin America.

Potential Specialists Involved

The Study group will consist in discussions (with a short selected list of readings) with specialist that will address country/specific issues related to their experience and/or academic background regarding the two issues mentioned above.

THANK YOU!

Study Group Schedule:


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Session 17
Erica Jaffe
will lead
"When Development is Exploitative:
A Critical Look at Actors, Communal Dynamics, and Human Rights
through the lens of mining on Wayuu territory"

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Preparatory Readings:

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Session 16
Claire Barker
will lead
"A Conversation about Sustainability"

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Preparatory Readings:

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Session 15
Prof. Robert Wilkinson
will discuss
"A Multi-Lens Approach to Development and Rights:
Food, Nutrition and Human Rights"

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Preparatory Readings:
Presentation Slides:

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Session 14
Screening and discussion of the film
"Chichasmi/Dialogo"
and
the use of ADR strategies in development conflicts

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Preparatory Readings:
  • Dialogue/Chichasmi web site.

  • "Geotracking the protests on Peru’s Bagua massacre," Locast web site.

  • "Peru's president approves indigenous consultation law," BBC News.

  • "Peru's Amazonian groups to launch political party," BBC News.

  • "Can an economist save Peru?" BBC radio.

  • "Can free market economics boost Amazonian land rights?" BBC News.

  • "The Peruvian Amazon is not Avatar," ILD web site.

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Session 13
Yael Marciano
willl discuss:
"'El Sistema' and its successful implementation in different settings to support development through classical music education in orchestras."

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Presentation Materials:
Preparatory Readings:

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Session 12
Prof. Marty Chen
willl discuss:
"Linkages between economic rights, poverty, and development
within the informal economy."

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Preparatory Readings:

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Session 11
Prof. Dan Levy
willl discuss:
"Quantitative ways of measuring development
with a focus on
Jamaica's PATH Conditional Cash Transfer program."

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Preparatory Readings:

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Session 10
Leonardo Vivas
will discuss:
"Approaches to democracy, human rights
and development in the region."

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Preparatory Readings:
  • none at this time

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Session 9
A presentation by
Maria Green,
"Integrating Human Rights and Development in Theory and Practice"

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Preparatory Readings:

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Session 8
"Colombia's Reintegration Process:
Economic and Social Challenges
from the Perspective of the Female Demobilized,"
a conversation with
Erin McFee

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Preparatory Readings:

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Session 7
A discussion with Rosa Amaro,
President, Movement for the Health of La Oroya, Peru
and
Hannah Owusu-Koranteng,
Deputy Executive Director, WACAM

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Preparatory Readings:

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Session 6
Haiti Reconstruction Process: Accountability and Sustainability from a social perspective: A missing link?

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Preparatory Readings:
Additional Materials:


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Session 5
Impact Evaluation: The Use of Evidence to Inform Policy
with Cristobal Marshall, Policy Manager at J-PAL Global

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Preparatory Readings:

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Session 4
The Trade-off of Growth and Inequality

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Preparatory Readings:

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Session 3
The Integration of Human Rights into Sustainable Human Development
a presentation by Prof. Stephen Marks

Please join us for this presentation by Professor Stephen Marks, the François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health. All are welcome!

More About Professor Steven Marks:

The emphasis of Stephen Marks's work is on the interface of health and human rights, drawing on the disciplines of international law, international politics, international organizations, and international economics.

Professor Marks's recent research has focused on integrating human rights into sustainable human development; biotechnology and human rights; impunity for mass atrocities; terrorism and human rights; cultural rights; tobacco control; access to medicines, and human rights education. He has published recent books, articles or book chapters in each of these areas. He directs Harvard Series on Health and Human Rights at Harvard University Press.

He recently co-edited a book on Development as a Human Right: Legal, Political and Economic Dimensions and a reader on Perspectives on Health and Human Rights, (second edition, 2010). His book Health and Human Rights: Basic International Documents, is now in its second edition. He is preparing for publication in 2011 The Right to Health in Comparative Perspective (in the Harvard Series on Health and Human Rights) and Freedom from Poverty as a Human Right: Economic Perspectives (to be published by UNESCO and University of Pennsylvania Press in 2011).Professor Marks is currently collaborating with Prof. Balakrishnan Rajagopal on a book on human rights and development for Edward Elgard Publishing. He is editing a volume on the right to development for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, to be published in 2011.

In his capacity as Senior Fellow at the University Committee on Human Rights Studies, he developed a strategy for human rights learning in Harvard College in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and is teaching two courses in the college as part of the expanded human rights curriculum.   Faculty Biography

Preparatory Readings:

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Session 2
Income Inequality and Health in Brazil,
a presentation by Alexandre Chiavegatto Filho

Please join us for this presentation where Alexandre Chiavegatto Filho, Master's Candidate, Harvard School of Public Health, will discuss income inequality and health in Brazil. All are welcome!

Preparatory Readings:

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Session 1
Introductory meeting of the Poverty, Human Rights and Development in Latin America Study Group

Please join us for the introductory meeting of the Poverty, Human Rights and Development in Latin America Study Group. Our goal for the series will be to explore new venues for the convergence of Poverty, Human Rights and Development. To this end, the Latin American Initiative at the Carr Center will bring together students, scholars and practitioners to look into poverty issues in Latin America. Our approach will combine different perspectives: the national level, the meso level, and the micro level, as well as various methods, all applied to Latin America. All are welcome!

Preparatory Readings:
Follow-Up Materials:

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