The Michelle Bachelet Victory in Chile: Significance and Prospects

February 15, 2006 - 5:00 pm

Explaining the Bachelet Victory
Patricio Navia, New York University

Implications of the Michelle Bachelet Victory in Chile
Peter Winn, Tufts University

The Bachelet Administration and the Chilean Model of Development
Paul Sigmund, Princeton University

Foreign Policy Priorities for the Fourth Government of the Concertación
Martin Poblete, Columbia University Seminar on Latin America

Mauricio Font, Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies

In a groundbreaking election, Chile just became the first country in South America to elect a woman as president. This panel will appraise the achievements and the challenges for the new president. In addition, panelists will examine Chilean dynamics, development model, and prospects for the future.