Study Group

THE LATIN AMERICA PROGRAM

Spring 2014 Study Group

Human Rights in Latin America:
a Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

After close to 15 years of uninterrupted democratic rule, what does a preliminary assessment of the status of human rights in the region tell us? What have been the greatest achievements? Which weak spots remain? A selected group of specialists will provide an outlook about current trends.

Sessions that have been scheduled are listed below:

Date Topic Speaker Venue Time
~ February 2014 ~
Tuesday,
Feb. 4
Latin America Study Group: 'Series introduction: What we've left behind. How things look today'

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Leonardo Vivas Carr Center Conference Room
Harvard Kennedy School
12:00 PM
Tuesday,
Feb. 11
Latin America Study Group: 'Then and Now: What's Changed in the Struggle for Human Rights in Central America'

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Charlie Clements Carr Center Conference Room
Harvard Kennedy School
12:00 PM
Tuesday,
Feb. 25
Latin America Study Group: 'Latin American Indigenous Movements and Human Rights Today'

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Theodore MacDonald Carr Center Conference Room
Harvard Kennedy School
12:00 PM
~ March 2014 ~
Tuesday,
Mar. 11
Latin America Study Group: 'A Conversation on Civil Society, Violence and Resilience in Mexico'

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Diane Davis, Maria Elena Morera CGIS (1730 Cambridge St.) Room S-50 6:00 PM
Tuesday,
Mar. 25
Latin America Study Group: 'Justice in Guatemala Before and After the Rios Montt Trial'

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Kirsten Weld Carr Center Conference Room
Harvard Kennedy School
12:15 PM
~ April 2014 ~
Tuesday,
Apr. 1
CANCELED: Latin America Study Group: 'Colombia: What to Make of Human Rights in the Peace Negotiations with the FARC'

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Jorge Enrique Bedoya Carr Center Conference Room
Harvard Kennedy School
12:00 PM
Tuesday,
Apr. 8
Panel Discussion: "Migrant Descendants in the Dominican Republic, Nationals or Foreigners?"

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Douglas A. Johnson, Ambassador Rhadys Abreu de Polanco, David Baluarte and Bridget Wooding Malkin Penthouse
Harvard Kennedy School
3:00 PM
Tuesday,
Apr. 29
Latin America Study Group: 'Redeeming "Cartoneros" (Waste Scavengers) in Buenos Aires'

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Diego Santilli Carr Center Conference Room
Harvard Kennedy School
12:00 PM
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