Tuesday Seminar on Latin American Studies (Zoom)


Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 12:00pm to 2:00pm


Online Only

"Populism and the Courts in Latin America"

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Julio Rios Figueroa, Associate Professor of Law, Department of Law, ITAM.

Diego Werneck Arguelhes, Professor of Law, Getulio Vargas Foundation Law School.

Lilliam Arrieta, Law Professor, Central American University of El Salvador.


Gretchen Helmke, Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, University of Rochester.


Steven LevitskyFaculty Associate; 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

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Populist presidents have assaulted (or seriously threatened) judicial independence in much of Latin America in the early twenty-first century. What drives these attacks? How do courts resist them? And why have some judiciaries proven more resilient in the face of populist governments than others?