Public Lecture

Thursday 01 November 2018, 12:30 - 14:00

The State of Democracy in Latin America

Discussion with Professor Jeremy Adelman, Princeton University

Auditorium A2
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Chair: Davide Rodogno, Professor of International History, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Discussant: Michael Goebel, Professor of International History, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Is Latin America in crisis or enduring growing pains?  Can we even speak of Latin America as a region?  This talk will put recent political and economic developments in a wider and historical perspective to argue that there are several styles or models of transformation unfolding in the region as it grapples with growing global uncertainty and the fatigue of its public institutions.

Jeremy Adelman is the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History and Director of the Global History Lab at Princeton University. His work reflects his deep interest in narratives about and explanations of processes that transcend familiar national or local boundaries. One of his most recent books, Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman (2013), Albert Hirschman's gripping biography, is a chronicle of one of the twentieth century’s most original thinkers. He is currently working on a book Latin America: A Global History which tells the story of what we now call Latin America as an on-going regional site for worldmaking and integration from 1492 to our days.

Organised by the Department of International History, in collaboration with the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy.