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Populism: Latin America in Comparative Perspective

February 15th, 2019

On the 15th of February, CIPR (Tulane University) held an international Conference on Populism. There were three panels: in the first, Populism and Democracy, Enrique Peruzzotti (Universidad Di Tella, Argentina), Gerardo Aboy (Universidad de San Martin, Argentina) and Raul Sanchez Urribarri (La Trobe University, Australia) analyzed the dynamics of populism in power, the pertinence of certain theoretical assumptions about classic populism, and the connections between populist regime politics and judicial dynamics. In the second panel, Populism, Parties and Ideology, David Smilde (Tulane University, USA), Moira MacKinnon (Universidad de Tres de Febrero, Argentina) and Humberto Cucchetti (CONICET, Argentina) explored the functions of populist ideology in generating support among the population, the relations between leader and followers within a populist party, and the connections between the Pope‘€™s ideology and Peronism. In the final panel, Global Populism, Andres Malamud (Lisboa University, Portugal), Carlos Waisman (University of California, San Diego, USA) and Manuel Anselmi (Unitelma Sapienza, Italy) examined the effect of populism in presidential meetings for regional integration, the different generative contexts of populism in Latin America, Europe and the US, and the development of various theoretical interpretations of populism in a global perspective.

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Latin American Writers Series: Alberto Barrera Tyszka

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Ecuadorian writer and Tulane Visiting Scholar Gabriela Alemán interviews Venezuelan writer Alberto Barrera Tyszka about his life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and an informal reception. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Author

Born in Caracas, Alberto Barrera Tyszka has published over a dozen works of poetry, short story, chronicle, novel, and biography. His most recent publications include the novels Patria o Muerte (2015) and Rating (2011), the poetic anthology La inquietud (2013), the collection of chronicles Un país a la semana (2013), and the short story collection Crímenes (2009). In 2005, he collaborated with Cristina Marcano to write the definitive biography of Hugo Chávez, Hugo Chávez sin uniforme: una historia personal (2005). Patria o muerte won the 2015 Premio Tusquets de Novela, and his novel La enfermedad, translated into English as The Sickness (2010), received the 2006 Herralde Award. Barrera also writes for television and has scripted soap operas for Venezuelan, Mexican, Colombian, and Argentinian networks.