October 14, 2019
Javier Corrales to present 'Why Populism is the Sugar Salt Fat in Our Politics, with examples from Venezuela'
The political science department, in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences and the KAWSE Office, will host Javier Corrales. Corrales is a Dwight W. Morrow 1895 professor and chair of political science at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He will give a public lecture, "Why Populism is the Sugar Salt Fat in Our Politics, with examples from Venezuela," at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in 301 Calvin Hall.
Corrales is an expert on democratization, presidential powers and democratic backsliding, among other topics in Latin America and the Caribbean. His latest book is "Fixing Democracy: Why Constitutional Change Often Fails to Enhance Democracy in Latin America" (Oxford University Press, 2018). He is the author, co-author or co-editor of five additional books and has published extensively in peer-reviewed political science journals.
He also serves on several journal editorial boards. Corrales was the president of the New England Council of Latin American Studies, program co-chair of the 2010 Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, and an executive board member of Mass Humanities. He was a visiting scholar at Harvard, and taught at the University of Amsterdam, Georgetown University, the Institute of Higher Studies in Administration in Caracas, the University of the Andes in Bogotá, and at the Universidad de Salamanca. He has been a Fulbright scholar in Bogotá and in Caracas, and a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. He has also consulted for the World Bank, United Nations, Freedom House, and others.
This lecture is part of the KAWSE Advanced Distinguished Lecture Series.