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Podcast  Dr. Gabriel Hetland Speaks on Participatory Democracy

On September 20, 2017, political sociologist Dr. Gabriel Hetland (SUNY Albany) presented his research on urban participatory governance in Latin America. While conducting his research,…  read more

Podcast  David Smilde speaks to PRI about Venezuela'€™s economic crisis

Listen to PRI’s The World speak with Tulane University professor David Smilde who lives in Caracas, where he also works with the Washington Office on…  read more

Podcast  Dr. Steve Ellner Stresses Context in Evaluating Social and Economic Programs in Chavista Venezuela

On October 21st, CIPR welcomed Dr. Steve Ellner, visiting professor and research fellow, to present his talk entitled: ‘€œPopulism and Pragmatism in Chavista Venezuela: The…  read more

Podcast  Dr. Daniel Bonilla Discusses "The Political Economy of Legal Knowledge."

The Payson Center for International Development and the Center for Inter-American Policy were proud to host Dr. Daniel Bonilla Maldonado, Faculty of Law at the…  read more

Podcast  The Once and Future Brazilian Presidency: Lecture by Alfred Montero

Dr. Alfred Montero, chair of the political science department at Carleton College, visited Tulane University on November 21 to give a lecture on the recent…  read more

Podcast  CGD Global Prosperity Wonkcast featuring Nora Lustig

Many governments try to reduce poverty and inequality through a mixture of taxes, transfers, and public services. Individual policies, such as taxation or cash transfers,…  read more

Podcast  Roundtable: Social Policy in Latin America since the Left Turn

On April 1st, 2014, CIPR hosted a roundtable, with featured panelists Mary Clark (Tulane University), Robert Kaufman (Rutgers University), Nora Lustig (Tulane University), Kenneth Roberts…  read more

Podcast  Paolo Spadoni: Cuba's Socialist Economy Today

On March 28, 2014, Paolo Spadoni presented his new book on Cuba’s Socialist Economy Today: Navigating Challenges and Change.  read more

Podcast  Diddier Santos presentation of Ni Rojo, Ni Verde, ¡Azul!

On January 31st, 2014, Diddier Santos presented his documentary, Ni Rojo, Ni Verde, ¡Azul!, about the electronic festival Rotilla in Cuba. For a detailed synopsis,…  read more

Podcast  Diddier Santos presentation of Artículo 53

On January 30th, 2014, Diddier Santos presented his documentary, Artículo 53, about journalism in Cuba. For a detailed synopsis, please click here.  read more

Podcast  Fiscal Policy and Income Redistribution: Podcasts from the CEQ Conference October 17 and 18, 2013

The Commitment to Equity Conference was held on Tulane’s campus October 17-18, 2013. The conference convened researchers from across the Western Hemisphere, as well as…  read more

Podcast  Latin American Political Economy Scholarship- April 11th, 2013

The Latin American Political Economy Scholarship was a joint venture by the Department of Political Science and the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research. The…  read more

Podcast  Carmelo Mesa Lago: The Return of the State to Privatized Pension Systems

This is a podcast of a lecture by Carmelo Mesa Lago, current professor on economics and Latin American Studies at University of Pittsburgh and 2009…  read more

Podcast  Carmelo Mesa Lago: Raul Castro's Economic and Social Reforms in Cuba

This is a podcast of a lecture by Carmelo Mesa Lago, current professor on economics and Latin American Studies at University of Pittsburgh and 2009…  read more

Podcast  Edésio Fernandes: Informal Urban Land Development

This is the podcast for a lecture by Edésio Fernandes, one of the leading scholars of urban informality, that took place on February 25th at…  read more

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Critical Issues in Democratic Governance: Spring 2019 CIPR Series

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Latin America faces major threats to democratic governance, but there are also new opportunities for grassroots mobilization and social policy expansion. In Critical Issues in Democratic Governance the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research will host speakers to discuss emerging issues that have surfaced in democratic governance in the region. In Brazil, the AIDS movement constructed a powerful new advocacy coalition, with coordination between bureaucrats and activities. In Argentina and Brazil, there are sharp contrasts in the social welfare policies that governors and mayors have implemented, with profound consequences for livelihood of the poor and marginalized. Finally, the outbreak of violence across Latin America, under democratic regimes raises questions about how criminal organizations compete for influence over transnational illicit networks and infiltrate the state.

Spring 2019 Schedule

February 8, 2019
State-Sponsored Activism: Bureaucrats and Social Movements in Democratic Brazil
Jessica Rich, Marquette University

February 22, 2019
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Greenleaf Conference Room in Jones 100A
Uneven Social Policies: The Politics of Subnational Variation in Latin America
Sara Niedzwiecki, University of California, Santa Cruz

April 5, 2019
Homicidal Ecologies: Illicit Economies and Complicit States in Latin America
Deborah Yashar, Princeton University

Please RSVP to cipr@tulane.edu.