Right Wing Populism in Latin America


Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:20pm

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Speakers: Kenneth Roberts, Binenkorb Director of the Latin American Studies Program and Richard J. Schwartz Professor of Government, Cornell University; Cristobal Rovira, Professor of Political Science, Universidad Diego Portales in Chile; Amy Erica Smith, Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Professor and Associate Professor of Political Science, Iowa State University
Moderated by: Steven Levitsky, Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; Professor of Government, Harvard University

Right wing populism is ascendant in much of Latin America.  Although Brazil is the most prominent case, signs of a right-wing populist revival are evident in countries as diverse as Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Peru, and Uruguay.  What drives right wing populist turn in Latin America, and what are the consequences for democracy?

Presented in collaboration with Weatherhead Center for International Affairs