States of Extraction: The Emergence of Indigenous Rights in Latin America


Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 12:00pm to 1:20pm

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Speaker: Chris Carter, Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
Moderated by: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

Christopher Carter is an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and Research Associate at the Center on the Politics of Development at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2020. In his book project, he examines the emergence of indigenous and individual rights in Latin America. Research for this project won the 2020 APSA Best Fieldwork Award and 2021 Juan Linz Prize for Best Dissertation in the Comparative Study of Democracy. His research has been published in Comparative Political Studies; Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Politics; Perspectives on Politics; and Party Politics.

Steven Levitsky is the Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. As the David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies and Professor of Government, his research focuses on democratization, authoritarianism, political parties, and weak and informal institutions. He is author (with Daniel Ziblatt) of How Democracies Die (Crown, 2018), a New York Times Best-Seller that has been published in 25 languages, Competitive Authoritarianism: Hybrid Regimes after the Cold War (with Lucan Way) (Cambridge, 2010), and Transforming Labor-Based Parties in Latin America: Argentine Peronism in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge, 2003), and co-editor of Informal Institutions and Democracy in Latin America (with Gretchen Helmke) and The Resurgence of the Latin American Left (with Kenneth Roberts). He has written frequently for the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Vox, The New Republic, The Monkey Cage, La República (Peru) and Folha de São Paulo (Brazil). He is currently writing a book (with Lucan Way) on the durability of revolutionary regimes. Levitsky received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.

Presented in collaboration with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs