The Faces of Radical Populism in Latin America

Washington, D.C.

April 3, 2008

Hudson Institute's Center for Latin American Studies held this discussion in partnership with IFPA.

The Program

Ambassador Jaime Daremblum, director of Hudson's Center for Latin American Studies, gave welcoming remarks.

Robert Pfaltzgraff moderated. Pfaltzgraff is president of IFPA and Shelby Cullom Davis professor of International Security Studies at the Fletcher School, Tufts University.

Katrina Burgess presented "Populism Yesterday and Today: Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador....What Next?" Burgess is an associate professor of international political economy at the Fletcher School, Tufts University, and has published numerous articles, chapters, and books on the political economy of Latin America. Download PowerPoint slides of the presentation.

Carlos Fernando Chamorro presented "Sandinismo and Nicaraguan Populism." Chamorro, an editor of the weekly Confidencial (Nicaragua) and president of the Center for Communication Investigations, has held various positions both in government and as a journalist around the world.

Jaime Daremblum, (moderator) is director of the Hudson Institute's Center for Latin American Studies. The former Costa Rican Ambassador to the U.S., Daremblum has written widely on threats to democracy in Latin America.