The Return of the Military?


Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:20pm

For a recording of this event, click here.

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 of California Riverside
Moderated by: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

In the twenty-first century, it was assumed that Latin American militaries had finally been brought under civilian control, and that challenges to democracy would not come from the barracks. Recent developments in several countries have raised the question of whether this optimism was premature. Panelists will discuss the role the military has played in recent years, and debate whether military intervention in politics is once again on the horizon.

Presented in collaboration with Weatherhead Center for International Affairs