Tuesday Seminar on Latin American Studies (via Zoom)


Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 12:00pm to 2:00pm


Online Only

"Challenges to Social Welfare Provision During and After COVID-19"

Attend this event via Zoom (advance registration required)


Nora LustigSamuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics, Tulane University.

Jennifer Pribble, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies, University of Richmond.

Merike BlofieldDirector, GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies; Professor of Political Science, University of Hamburg.


Alisha Holland, Faculty Associate. Associate Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University.


Paola Ibarra

Presented in collaboration with Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

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Many Latin American governments reduced inequality and strengthened social safety nets since the 2000s. Will COVID-19 wipe out Latin America’s progress? How has the pandemic exposed and affected inequalities in the region? To what extent have governments been able to use social policy to cushion the blow? And what reforms to social welfare models will be needed in coming years? Three experts on Latin American welfare systems will take stock of the variation in impacts and responses to COVID-19 and the path ahead to strengthen social welfare systems.