This was a roundtable discussion on populism and democracy in Latin America and the United States on Monday, April 9th, 2018.
There were a number of guest speakers both from within the University and out who joined together to hold an open discussion on the topic.
"The People and Populism"
Roberto Alejandro, Associate Professor, Political Science, UMass
"Populist-Constitutionaism in Latin America: the Cases of Venezuela, Boliva, and Ecuador"
Angelica Bernal, Associate Professor, Political Science, UMass
"All Populisms are Not Created Equal"
Robert Samet, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Union College
"Claiming the People's voice. Popular sovereignity and populism in Bolivia"
Luz Maria Sanchez, PhD Student, Political Science, UMass Amherst