Canceled: Latin America's 'Oasis' Revolts: The Chilean Uprising of 2019-2020 in Comparative Perspective
LATIN AMERICA'S 'OASIS' REVOLTS: The Chilean Uprising of 2019-2020 in Comparative Perspective
FINCH Lecture: Jenny Pribble
"Latin America's 'Oasis' Revolts: The Chilean Uprising of 2019-2020 in Comparative Perspective"
The Political Science Department is pleased to announce the 2020 Finch Lecture with Jenny Pribble on the Latin America's 'Oasis' Revolts: The Chilean Uprising of 2019-2020 in Comparative Perspective.
The event will be held on Thursday, March 12, 2020 from at 6:30 pm in 304 Harrison Hall.
In mid-October of last year, Chilean President Sebastián Piñera declared his country an oasis of stability and prosperity in an increasingly tumultuous Latin American region. Just days later, massive protests erupted across the country, ushering in a period of instability and repression that is unprecedented since Chile’s return to democracy in 1990.
What explains the crisis in Chile? How did Latin America’s great success story get to this point, and what are the possibilities for a peaceful resolution to the conflict?
In this talk, Pribble provides an overview of the ongoing protests and highlights how deep inequality, a breakdown of political representation, and the limited character of Chilean democracy contributed to fuel the uprising. She compares and contrasts the Chilean crisis to other large-scale protest movements that emerged in Ecuador, Bolivia, and Colombia during October and November of 2019, seeking to identify whether the region of Latin America is headed toward a broader transition.
Thursday, March 12 at 6:30pm
304 Harrison Hall