Conservative Turn in Brazil: Sources & Dynamics

February 13, 2020 - 4:00 pm

Room C203
The Graduate Center, CUNY

The Conservative Turn in Brazil: Sources and Dynamics

During his visit to The Graduate Center, Professor Rennó will discuss public opinion shifts and the Bolsonaro presidency. In addition, he will be available to meet with faculty/students to discuss possibilities for collaboration and research through Brazil’s CAPES Internationalization Program (PRINT/Capes).

Lucio Rennó (PhD, University of Pittsburgh) is associate professor and director in the Political Science Institute at the University of Brasilia. Professor Renno was the president of the Federal District Planning Company (Codeplan), a public sector firm that conducts household surveys, data analysis, and public policy evaluation from 2015 to 2018. He is co-editor of Reforma Política: Lições da História Recente (Editora da FGV, Rio de Janeiro, 2006); Reforma Política em Questão (Editora da UnB, Brasília, 2008); Legislativo Brasileiro em Perspectiva Comparada (Editora da UFMG, Belo Horizonte, 2009); and Institutional Innovation and the Steering of Conflicts in Latin America (ECPR Press, 2017). He has co-authored Legitimidade e Qualidade da Democracia: Uma Visão da Cidadania (Editora Intermeios, São Paulo, 2011) and Responsividade Democrática no Brasil de Lula e na Argentina dos Kirscheners (Paco Editorial, São Paulo 2015).


Desmond Arias (PhD, The University of Wisconsin) is the Marxe Chair in Western Hemisphere Affairs and Professor at Baruch College, CUNY. His research focuses on security and politics in Latin America and the Caribbean. He is author of Criminal Enterprises and Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean (Cambridge University Press, 2017), Drugs and Democracy in Rio de Janeiro: Trafficking, Social Networks, and Public Security (University of North Carolina Press, 2006) and is co-editor of Violent Democracies in Latin America (Duke University Press, 2010).


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