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Moira Mackinnon

CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow

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Moira MacKinnon is a 2010-2012 post-doctoral research fellow. She completed her PhD in sociology at the University of California, San Diego in 2009. Her dissertation is a comparative study of the passage of legislation on labor rights through the Chilean and Argentine Congresses in the first decades of the twentieth century. She also holds a Masters degree in Social Research from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has published Los Años Formativos del Partido Peronista (1946-1950), Buenos Aires: Instituto Di Tella- Siglo Veintiuno de Argentina Editores (2002), some articles on this topic and an edited volume, Populismo y Neopopulismo en América Latina.  El Problema de la Cenicienta, with Mario A. Petrone eds., EUDEBA (Editorial Universitaria de Buenos Aires), (1998, Reprinted 1999). Moira MacKinnon is a political and historical sociologist whose area of special interest is political institutions in Latin America, in particular Congress and political parties in the South Cone. She is working on a book manuscript based on her dissertation topic. Since leaving Tulane, Moira MacKinnon has accepted a faculty position in the Department of Social Science of the Universidad Tres de Febrero, Argentina, since February 2013.








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Symposium: Venezuelan Elections

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Please join us for a symposium with three Venezuela scholars as they discuss the upcoming legislative elections in Venezuela. Lunch will be served.

On December 6, Venezuelans will vote in an election that will mark a turning point, no matter what its outcome. Polls suggest that the opposition could take the National Assembly, marking the first time in fifteen years that the socialist party founded by late-President Hugo Chavez has lost its legislative majority. But if the government does better than expected, keeping control of the legislature, it will likely generate accusations of fraud and protests in the streets. The situation has been complicated further by the Venezuelan government’s refusal to accept robust international observation. This symposium features three Venezuela scholars who will discuss current polling, electoral observations, and likely future scenarios.
Speakers include: Dr. Steven Ellner, Dr. Francisco Monaldi, Dr. David Smilde.
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Fall 2015 Events at CIPR

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Our 2015 events at a glance!

  • September 11th, 2015, 11:00am-1:00pm, at CIPR Paper presentation and discussion by Dr.Maria Clara Dias: “The Functioning Perspective: An Alternative for a More Inclusive Moral Framework”
  • September 18th, 2015, 2:00-3:30pm, Greenleaf Conference Room A Talk by Dr. Tulia Falleti
  • October 9th, 2015, 2:00-3:30pm, Greenleaf Conference Room A Talk by Dr. Susan Stokes
  • October 9th, 2015, 3:30-5:00pm, Samuel Z. Stone Conference Room CIPR Post-Docs Internal Seminar
  • October 29th, 30th & 31st, 2015 The Paradox of Violence in Venezuela: A Comparative Approach. Conference, Greenleaf Conference Room
  • November 2nd, 2015, 11:00am – 1:00pm, Greenleaf Conference Room Book presentation by Alejandro Velasco: “Barrio Rising: Urban Popular Politics and the Making of Modern Venezuela
  • November 6th, 2015, 3:30-5:00pm, Samuel Z. Stone Conference Room CIPR Post-Docs Internal Seminar
  • November 20th, 2015, 4:00-5:30pm, Greenleaf Conference Room Lecture and Reception: Dr. Rose Spalding: Contesting Trade in Central America: Market Reform and Resistance
  • December 3rd, 2015, 12:00-2:00pm, Greenleaf Conference Room Symposium on Venezuelan Elections

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