Brazil and the Future of Democracy in the Americas

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Floor/Room #: 
SL 105

A forum with Aarti Madan (HUA-WPI), Alex Sphar (IGSD-WPI), John Galante (HUA-WPI), and Thomas Rogers (History-Emory University)

Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right politician and retired military officer, has been elected as the 38th president of Latin America's largest democracy. His campaign and the election brought global attention and raised profound questions about the future of democracy across the Americas. 

This forum will bring students and faculty together to discuss the national and international implications of Brazil's election. How have extremist politics and nationalism expanded in Brazil and internationally? How do these affect racial and social inequalities and global trade? What is the future of environmental protection? How can we all protect civil liberties in Brazil and abroad? 

This event is co-organized by the International Student Council (ISC), The Brazilian Student Association  (BRASA), and the Humanities & Arts Department.

This talk is being held in Salisbury Labs 105. 

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Name: 
William San Martin
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