Lula and the Latin American Left

Hosted by the Ralph Miliband Programme and the Latin America and Caribbean Centre

Online and in-person public event (Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building)


Professor Claudia Heiss

Professor Claudia Heiss

Professor André Singer

Professor André Singer


Dr Robin Archer

Dr Robin Archer

Is Latin America experiencing a new pink tide?  Can Lula make a dramatic political comeback in Brazil’s closely fought Presidential election? And why has Chile’s new left-wing President failed to secure revision of the Pinochet constitution? Our panel of experts consider the lessons for the left in Latin America and beyond.

Meet our speakers and chair

Claudia Heiss is Head of Political Science of the Faculty of Government at Universidad de Chile, where she is also a researcher in the Center for the Study of Conflict and Social Cohesion. She has published extensively on Chilean politics, constitutional change and the history of political science. Between 2012 and 2014, she presided over the Chilean Association of Political Science.

André Singer is Professor of Political Science at the University of São Paulo. A press secretary of the former Lula administration, he is one of the foremost theorists of Lulaism and the Brasília Consensus as political phenomena. He is also the former Press Secretary of the newspaper Folha de S.Paulo.

Robin Archer is the Director of the postgraduate programme in political sociology and the Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme at LSE.

More about this event

The Ralph Miliband Programme (@rmilibandlse) is one of LSE's most prestigious lecture series and seeks to advance Ralph Miliband's spirit of free social inquiry.

The Latin America and Carribean Centre serves as a focal point for LSE’s research and public engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean, the Centre builds upon the School’s long and important relationship with the region.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEPinkTide

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