The 2018 Elections in Brazil


Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 12:00pm


CGIS South, S020, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speakers: Scott Mainwaring, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Brazil Studies, Faculty Co-chair of the Harvard Brazil Studies Program; Fernando Bizzarro, Graduate Student Affiliate, PhD Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University

Moderator: Steve Levitsky,  Professor of Government at Harvard University.  

After experiencing the world's largest corruption scandal and the country's worst economic crisis, Brazilians voted in what many have called "the most important elections since redemocratization." In this panel, three of Harvard's experts on Brazilian politics review the first round results, tell what they are watching for in the second round vote, and discuss the meaning of these elections for the future of democracy in Brazil and Latin America.