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Lula and the Latin American Left

Hosted by the Ralph Miliband Programme

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

Speakers

Professor Claudia Heiss

Professor André Singer

Chair

Dr Robin Archer

With Lula poised to make a dramatic political comeback, we look at the recent Brazilian election through the lens of the broader resurgence of the left across Latin America.

Joined by specialists from across the region, we take stock of the resurgent pink tide. How have newly elected left governments faired? What prospects to we see for coordination and solidarity across the continent? And what lessons might Latin America hold for the left across the world?

Meet our speakers and chair

Claudia Heiss is Head of Political Science of the Institute of Public Affairs 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.

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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.

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