The Friday, April 4 session from 4:00-6:00 in the Belfer Case Study Room (S020) 1730 Cambridge Street is open to the public. Please see the program for details.
This conference is chaired by Steven Levitsky, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University. The proposed conference is part of a larger project that began with a two-day workshop at Cornell University in December 2006 and will ultimately produce an edited volume. The project brings together leading social scientists from the United States and Latin America in an attempt to explain the origins, dynamics, and consequences of Latin America’s shift to the left. Our primary objective is to identify the common pressures that transform discrete national experiences into a larger political trend, as well as the factors that produce such striking variation within overarching patterns of political change.