Past Event

CANCELLED - The Erosion of Political Responsiveness and the Stretching of Populism: Latin America in Comparative Perspective

March 27, 2020
9:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Room 1501, International Affairs Building

UPDATE 3/10: Based on the latest travel, visitor, and event guidelines from Columbia University in response to the developing situation with COVID-19, and in an effort to be mindful of everyone's health and safety, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this event on Friday, March 27th. We apologize for any inconvenience and disappointment this may cause!



This conference will bring together experts from Columbia University and other institutions to participate in a highly interdisciplinary discussion on the linkage between popular discontent, polarization, and the emerging of ‘populist’ options that stretch across very different political offers.  The legacy of a ‘populist’ historical experiences in Latin America and its implications for sociocultural and economic inclusion of subordinate sectors including in terms of art and urbanization is crucial to understand contemporary political and societal expectations. The tensions between the experience recognized as ‘populist’ in the region with many aspects of liberal democracy is also important to understand what are its implications as the concept is stretched to include very different policies in other regions of the world and even in Latin America.

This conference is organized by the Institute of Latin American Studies as a collaborative initiative with NYU´s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS). The event is also co-sponsored by the European Institute and by the Harriman Institute's Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies program.

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