Tuesday Seminar on Latin American Studies (via Zoom)


Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 12:00pm to 2:00pm


Online Only

"Reforming Chile’s Constitution: The Debate over Social and Ethnic Rights"

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Veronica Figueroa Huencho, Associate Professor at the Institute of Public Affairs, University of Chile.

Daniel Brinks, Professor of Government and of Law, University of Texas at Austin.

Rossana Castiglioni, Professor of Political Science, Universidad Diego Portales.

Christian RodriguezDRCLAS Associate 2020-2021.


Steven LevitskyFaculty Associate; Chair, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Challenges to Democracy; Harvard Academy Senior Scholar. Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies, Department of Government, Harvard University.


Paola Ibarra

Presented in collaboration with Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

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Following the overwhelming vote to discard Chile’s Pinochet-era Constitution, Chileans will elect a new Constituent Assembly in April 2021. The new Assembly is under pressure to write a more inclusionary Constitution that incorporates a range of new social rights, including indigenous rights. What are the benefits and potential pitfalls of of expanding constitutional rights in this way? Are social rights the key to deepening Chilean democracy?