This seminar is closed to the public.
This seminar is cochaired by Professor Steven Levitsky and Senior Lecturer Frances Hagopian of the Harvard University Department of Government, and Professor Ben Ross Schneider from the Department of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Additionally, Professors Horacio Larreguy and Scott Mainwaring (Harvard Kennedy School) have taken on a faculty advisor role. In monthly meetings, participants discuss their research on issues related to Latin American politics. Covering a range of topics including political economy, civil conflict, regime change, and democratic institutions, the seminar is designed particularly to provide a forum for graduate students to present and receive feedback on their scholarly work. The seminar also includes occasional presentations by visiting faculty whose research is of particular interest to students.