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Imagining Peace in the 21st Century Working Group: Brazil: Democracy at a Crossroads  Add To Calendar

Imagining Peace in the 21st Century Working Group

November 15 from 2:30 - 4 PM

Brazil: Democracy at a Crossroads

The ousting of the democratically-elected President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff in 2016, the subsequent incarceration of the former President of Brazil Luiz Inacio “Lula” Da Silva, both key leaders of the Workers’ Party, the corruption scandals attributed to prominent political figures, and the rise of Jair Bolsonaro, an ultra-conservative leader known for his inflammatory rhetoric, as the frontrunner in the presidential election could potentially constitute a serious challenge to democratic governance in that country.

The first meeting of the Imagining Peace in the Twentieth First Century working group of this year will be focusing on the outcome of the runoff election in Brazil scheduled for October 28 and its national, regional, and global implications.  We cordially invite faculty and students to participate in this discussion.

Conveners: Professor Andreas Feldmann (Political Science and LALS) and Professor Joaquín M. Chávez (History)

Please confirm your attendance at huminst@uic.edu

Those planning to attend the workshop might want to read the following material:

Bolsonaro presidente: o Brasil que eleito vai herdar em 10 gráficos

Trump joy over Bolsonaro suggests new rightwing axis in Americas and beyond

Bolsonaro presidente: la sorprendente trayectoria del controversial presidente electo de Brasil

Police raid Brazilian universities, pull down anti-fascist banners

¿Qué se puede esperar de Bolsonaro?

Las tres herencias que explican el fenómeno Bolsonaro



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