Events

    Colombian Elections

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Speaker: Silvia Otero, Assistant professor of International, Political, and Urban Studies, Universidad del Rosario;  Monica Pachón, Associate Professor in the Design Department, Universidad de los Andes;  Juan Pablo Milanese, Chair of the Political Science Department, ICESI
    Moderated by: Alisha Holland, Associate Professor of Government...

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    Latin America’s Changing Left: Red versus Green?

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Speakers: Thea Riofrancos, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Providence College; Andrew Carnegie Fellow (2020-2022); Manuela Picq, Professor of International Relations at Universidad San Francisco de Quito & Senior Lecturer of Political Science at Amherst College; Marco Fernandez, Professor of Government, Tec de Monterrey
    Moderated by: Steven Levitsky...

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    The New Right in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Speakers: Lindsay Mayka, Associate Professor of Government, Colby College; Rosana Pinheiro-Machado, Assistant Professor of International Development, University of Bath; Cristobal Rovira, Professor of Political Science, Universidad Diego Portales
    Moderated by: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, David Rockefeller...

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    Latin America After the Left Turn

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Speaker: Santiago Anria, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Latin American Studies, Dickinson College; 2021-22 Cisneros Visiting Scholar, Harvard DRCLAS
    Moderated by: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

    Santiago Anria is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Latin...

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    Peru’s Continuing Crisis: New Perspectives

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Speakers: Gonzalo Banda, Chevening Scholar, London School of Economics and Political Science; Rodrigo Barrenechea, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Universidad Católica del Uruguay; Zarai Toledo, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Inter-American Policy and Research , Tulane University
    Moderated by: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard...

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    Impact of Venezuela Migration on Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Of the more than 5.6 million Venezuelans who have left Venezuela since 2017, more than 70 percent have migrated to Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Despite their stated intention to remain in the countries that received them, they often lack regular migration status, and they have suffered from unemployment or employment discrimination and restricted access to health care and local...

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    The Volatility Curse

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    When does economic voting function as a mechanism of democratic accountability, and when does it fail to do so? In their new book, The Volatility Curse, Campello and Zucco show that in Latin American countries that are dependent on commodity exports and inflows of foreign capital, governments may lose popular support and be punished by voters for economic outcomes that are beyond their...

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    Protest and Repression in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Latin America experienced a wave of large-scale and often sustained protest between 2018 and 2021. In Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and elsewhere, these protests triggered harsh police or paramilitary repression. How do these responses compare to earlier eras in Latin America? Have decades of democracy and human rights activism had on impact on the behavior of domestic security forces? Are Latin...

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    Technocracy vs Politics

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Technocrats dominated policymaking across Latin America in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Now, in much of the region, including its largest democracies, voters and politicians on both the left and the right have challenged the role of technocrats in democratic governments. What explains technocrats’ declining legitimacy in many Latin American democracies? How have technocrats...

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    Populism and the Courts in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Populist presidents have assaulted (or seriously threatened) judicial independence in much of Latin America in the early twenty-first century. What drives these attacks? How do courts resist them? And why have some judiciaries proven more resilient in the face of populist governments than others?

    Speakers: Julio Rios Figueroa, Associate Professor of Law,...

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    The Geography of State Power: Political Antagonism and Partisan Statebuilding in Colombia and Mexico

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Why do states develop more effective authority in some parts of their territory and domains of governance than in others? The Geography of State Power attributes contemporary variation in the state’s ability in Mexico and Colombia to perform such core functions as taxation, coercion, and public service provision within its borders to the historical lines of political conflict – religious in...

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    Prospects for Post-COVID Economic Recovery in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    The economic toll of the Covid crisis on Latin America has been catastrophic. According to The Economist, whereas global GDP contracted by 3% last year, that of Latin America and the Caribbean fell on average by 7%, the worst of any region tracked by the IMF. Lengthy lockdowns have contributed to the exacerbation of poverty and inequality, and school closures...

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    Reforming Chile’s Constitution: The Debate over Social and Ethnic Rights

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. It will be held in English with simultaneous Spanish interpretation. To view the recording, click here

    Speakers: Veronica Figueroa Huencho, Associate Professor at the Institute of Public Affairs, University of Chile; Daniel Brinks, Professor of Government and of Law, UT Texas at Austin; Rossana Castiglioni, Professor of Political Science, Universidad...

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    Challenges to Social Welfare Provision During and After COVID-19

    12:00pm to 1:20pm

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    Speakers:  Jennifer Pribble, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies, University of Richmond; Merike Blofield, Director GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies & Professor of Political Science, University of Hamburg; Marcela Meléndez, UNDP Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean
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    The Return of the Military?

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Speakers: Wendy Hunter, Professor of Government, UT-Austin; Diego Vega, PhD Candidate in Government, UT-Austin; John Polga-Hecimovich, Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics, U.S. Naval Academy; Kristina Mani, Associate Professor of Politics, Oberlin College and Conservatory; David Pion-Berlin, Professor of Political Science, University...

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    Is Colombia’s Peace Over? Challenges and Progress in Implementing the Peace Accords

    12:00pm to 1:20pm

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    Speakers: Juanita Goebertus, Colombian Congresswoman and Former Member of the Government Peace Delegation with the FARC; Juana Garcia Duque, Associate Professor at the Business School, Universidad de los Andes; Sandra Botero, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Government, and International Relations, Universidad del Rosario; Mauricio Velásquez, Professor of...

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    Ecuador’s Presidential Election: Is the Citizens’ Revolution Over?

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Speakers: Valeria Coronel, Associate Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, FLACSO Ecuador; Pablo Andrade, Professor of Latin American Studies, Universidad Andina; Grace Jaramillo, Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia
    Moderated by: Alisha Holland, Associate Professor of Government, Harvard University

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    Latin American Prisons: Challenges and Opportunities from COVID-19

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


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    Speakers: Benjamin Lessing, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago; David Skarbek, Associate Professor in Political Science, Brown University; Marcelo Bergman, Professor of Sociology and Criminology, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF)
    Discussant: Jessie Bullock, PhD candidate, Harvard University
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