Leftism and Populism in Today’s Latin America: Is Chavismo Contagious?

Washington, D.C.

July 9, 2007

The Hudson Institute's Center for Latin American Studies, in partnership withIPA, held the inaugural lecture of a new series on politics and society in Latin America featuring

Professor Javier Corrales, Amherst College, who spoke on the topic of leftism and populism in today’s Latin America. Professor Corrales chairs the Department of Political Science at Amherst College. He obtained a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University, and is the author of Presidents Without Parties: The Politics of Economic Reform in Argentina and Venezuela in the 1990s (Penn State Press, 2002). Corrales’ article, “Hugo Boss,” appeared in the January/February 2006 issue of Foreign Policy.

Hudson Institute senior fellow Jaime Daremblum moderated.