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Harvard ficha al economista chileno Rodrigo Vergara

May 6, 2018

El expresidente del Banco Central de Chile y actual economista senior del Centro de Estudios Públicos, Rodrigo Vergara, ha sido fichado por la Escuela de Gobierno de la Universidad de Harvard.Específicamente, el economista será investigador asociado del Centro Mossavar-Rahmani de la Escuela Kennedy de Gobierno de dicha casa de estudios.Este centro es dirigido por el exsecretario del Tesoro de Estados Unidos, Lawrence Summers, quien fue el asesor de tesis de Vergara cuando este obtuvo su doctorado en economía en Harvard a fines de los 80 y principios de los 90. En esa época, además,...

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Anniversary of Harvard office in Chile celebrated with 'Lights on the South'

May 4, 2018

Cambridge, MA—Faculty, students, and community members gathered on April 24 to celebrate the launch of an e-book highlighting Harvard faculty research in Chile and the 15th anniversary of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies regional office in Santiago, Chile.

The e-book, Lights on the South: Fifteen Years of Harvard and Chile, was written by Chilean journalist and popular radio host Paula Molina, who, inspired by her time as a Nieman Fellow in 2013, documented the involvement of Harvard faculty in Chile over the course of...

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Profesor Kalergis expuso sobre vacuna sincicial en evento del David Rockefeller Center en Harvard

April 25, 2018

El académico de la Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Alexis Kalergis, expuso sobre la vacuna contra el virus sincicial, investigación por la que sido reconocido mundialmente, en el simposio sobre acceso a medicamentos en América Latina organizado por el David Rockefeller Center de la Universidad de Harvard.

Para dar a conocer los avances en Chile de su investigación sobre la vacuna contra el virus sincicial, el profesor Alexis Kalergis participó en una conferencia sobre acceso a medicamentos en Latinoamérica organizada por el Centro David Rockefeller para estudios...

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Harvard’s hand across the bridge to citizenship: Annual dinner welcomes the University’s newest Americans

April 9, 2018

By Deborah Blackwell, Harvard Correspondent

For years, 10-year-old Daniel Espinosa would watch news reports about the immigration crisis in America and worry that his mom, who works with Restaurant Associates at Harvard Medical School, would be deported back to her native El Salvador.

He can relax now. Armida Espinosa, his mother, recently became a U.S. citizen, in part with the help of an adult-education program for Harvard employees.... Read more about Harvard’s hand across the bridge to citizenship: Annual dinner welcomes the University’s newest Americans

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Jury Finds Former Bolivian President Responsible for Extrajudicial Killings of Indigenous People; Awards $10M in Damages

April 3, 2018

Landmark litigation originated in Harvard Law School's International Human Rights Clinic

In a landmark decision today, a federal jury found the former president of Bolivia and his minister of defense responsible for extrajudicial killings carried out by the Bolivian military in September and October 2003. The decision comes after a ten-year legal battle spearheaded by family members of eight people killed in what is known in Bolivia as the “Gas War.”... Read more about Jury Finds Former Bolivian President Responsible for Extrajudicial Killings of Indigenous People; Awards $10M in Damages

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Computational problems of cosmic proportions: Cross-cultural, interdisciplinary program combines astronomy and data science

March 12, 2018

By Adam Zewe

Nearly 2,000 years ago, Chinese astronomers recorded what historians believe to be the first documented sighting of a supernova, a star that “dies” in a catastrophic explosion. Technological advances, from the simple telescopes of the early 1600s to the first computer-controlled supernova search in the 1960s, offered new insights into these dramatic astronomical events.... Read more about Computational problems of cosmic proportions: Cross-cultural, interdisciplinary program combines astronomy and data science

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In Sweeping War on Obesity, Chile Slays Tony the Tiger

February 7, 2018

In September of 2017, Chilean senator Guido Girardi was hosted by DRCLAS. Girardi and DRCLAS Director Brian Farrell signed a letter of intent to collaborate in research on science and technology. One of Girardi's major legislative efforts aims to address obesity, nutrition, and corporate interests of large food companies in Chile. Read more about his work bringing public health of Chile to the attention of the government in this feature published in The New York Times:... Read more about In Sweeping War on Obesity, Chile Slays Tony the Tiger