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Populism and the Pandemic: A Comparative Perspective (USA/ Argentina)

July 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sponsored by the Jean Monnet EU Center of Excellence for Comparative Populism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Political Science Institute at the University of Brasília.

This international virtual lecture series titled “Populism and the Pandemic- A Comparative Perspective” investigates the response of populists in different countries to the COVID-19 pandemic. The lectures will be held every second Tuesday of the month* at 11 am US Central Daylight Time (CDT)/13.00 Brasília, Brazil (GMT-3)/18.00 Brussels, Belgium (CEST). Recordings of the lectures are available below.

*September 2020 will host two talks, one on September 8th and the other on September 29th.

Registration is required for each lecture, and registration forms will become available on the event page for each event as the date of the event approaches. A maximum of 250 participants are allowed on the platform.



Kenneth Roberts, Professor at Cornell University, teaches comparative and Latin American politics with an emphasis on the political economy of development and the politics of inequality. His research is devoted to the study of political parties, populism, and labor and social movements.





Germán Lodola (PhD, University of Pittsburgh) is Associate Professor at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and Researcher at Argentina’s National Science and Technology Research Council. He has published numerous articles on subnational and gubernatorial politics, political careers, and voting behavior in Latin America.




Register for this session at least 45 minutes before the begin of the lecture. The platform has a limited capacity of 250 persons.


July 14, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm