Tuesday Seminar on Latin American Studies (via Zoom)


Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 12:00pm to 2:00pm


Online Only

"Right-Wing Populism in Latin America"

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Kenneth Roberts, Richard J. Schwartz Professor of Government, Department of Government; Binenkorb Director of the Latin American Studies Program, Cornell University.

Cristobal Rovira, Professor of Political Science, School of Political Science, Universidad Diego Portales in Chile.

Amy Erica Smith, Associate Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science; Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Professor, Iowa State University.


Steven Levitsky, Faculty 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

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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?