This lecture continues the Department of Social & Policy Sciences lunchtime seminar series.
About this event
In recent months, Venezuela's crisis has deepened, a coup took place in Bolivia, and popular rebellions erupted in Chile, Ecuador and Colombia. Progressivism won elections in Argentina but lost them in Uruguay after 15 years in power.
Professor Fabio Luis Barbosa dos Santos will use his most recent publication, Power and Impotence: A History of South America under Progressivism (1998 - 2016), as a basis for the lecture, discussing how we are to understand recent events in South America, and what they can tell us about wider trends in contemporary history.
About the speaker
Fabio Luis Barbosa dos Santos is Professor of Latin American Studies at Federal University of São Paulo and a Research Associate at the University of the Witwatersrand's research organisation the Society, Work and Politics Institute.
He is the author of Power and Impotence: A History of South America under Progressivism (1998 - 2016), Origins of Radical Thought and Politics in Latin America, and Beyond PT: The crisis of Brazilian left in Latin American Perspective.