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Bethell Lecture - Populism in Brazil: from Getulio to Lula

March 5th, 2010
12:00 PM

Greenleaf Conference Room, 100A Jones Hall, Tulane University

The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and The Department of Political Science Invite you to a luncheon with Leslie Bethell, Emeritus Professor of Latin American History, University of London and Emeritus Fellow, St. Antony‘€™s College, Oxford. Bethell’s talk is entitled “Populism in Brazil: from Getulio to Lula”,

Lunch will be served and space is limited.

By invitation only. Please RSVP to or 862-3141 before March 2nd.

Leslie Bethell is Emeritus Professor of Latin American History and Honorary Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London; Emeritus Fellow of St Antony‘€™s College, Oxford; and Senior Research Associate, Centro de Pesquisa e Documentação de História Contemporânea do Brasil, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro.

He is a former Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London (1987-92) and former Director of the Centre for Brazilian Studies, University of Oxford (1997-2007). He has been Visiting Professor at a number of Brazilian and US universities and research institutions, including the Instituto Universitário de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro (1979), the University of California, San Diego (1986) and the University of Chicago (1992-3). At the Wilson Center he has been a Fellow (1986), Guest Scholar (1996-7) and Public Policy Scholar (2008-9).

Professor Bethell‘€™s research has been principally in the field of nineteenth and twentieth-century Latin American ‘€” and especially Brazilian ‘€” political, social and cultural history. His publications include The abolition of the Brazilian slave trade (Cambridge, 1970; Port. trans. 1976; 2nd Port. trans., 2002), (editor, with Ian Roxborough) Latin America between the Second World War and the Cold War (Cambridge, 1992; Port. trans. 1996), The Paraguayan War (1864-1870) (London, 1996), (editor) Brasil: fardo do passado, promessa do futuro. Dez ensaios sobre politica e sociedade brasileira (Rio de Janeiro, 2002), Brazil by British and Irish authors (Oxford, 2003), and (editor, with José Murilo de Carvalho) Joaquim Nabuco e os abolicionistas britânicos (Rio de Janeiro, 2008; Eng. trans., 2009). He is Editor of the Cambridge History of Latin America (12 volumes, 1984-2008), which is also being published in Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese, and the author or co-author of the four chapters on the politics of Brazil 1930-2002 in CHLA vol. IX Brazil since 1930 (2008).

Professor Bethell currently serves on the International Advisory Councils of a number of Brazilian institutions, including the Centro Brasileiro de Relacoes Internacionais (CEBRI), Rio de Janeiro, and on the Editorial Boards of several Brazilian journals, including the Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional (IBRI, Universidade de Brasília).

Professor Bethell has been awarded the National Order of the Southern Cross by the Brazilian government (Commander in 1994, Grand Officer in 1998).

In 2004 he was elected a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.


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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.