In this public seminar five invited experts will tackle thought-provoking issues that crucial to understand Bolsonaro’s rise to power. They will also assess the directions of his government’s policies and their manifest or potential impact on Brazil and beyond. After the presentations, this panel will engage in a moderated debate with the audience.
Prof. Edmund Amann
Political economy and Brazil’s global position
Dr. Fabio de Castro
Extractivism, socioenvironmental conflicts, and territorial struggles
Dr. Patricia Schor
The intersecting race, class and gender struggles
Dr. Andrea Damacena Martins
Religion, morality and the social basis of conservatism
Prof. Kees Koonings
Public security, corruption, and political sustainability
Moderator: Prof. Michiel Baud.
The Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA-UvA) stimulates academic debates on societal change in Latin America by producing and disseminating research. CEDLA researchers conduct multi-disciplinary research and collaborate with multiple international research networks and institutions. In addition to research engagement, CEDLA provides bachelor and master programs on Latin America Studies, publishes the academic journal on Latin America (ERLACS) and holds the second largest book collection on Latin America in Europe.