Radical Populism in Latin America with a keynote address by Francis Fukuyama, followed by a panel featuring Jorge Gestoso, Anibal Romero and Julio Cirino.
Latin American populism has now taken a radical turn. To analyze the roots of this phenomena, and its staying power, Hudson Institute's Center for Latin American Studies, in conjunction with the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, hosted a conference with leading experts in the field. How are leaders of the radical brand, namely Hugo Chavez and Evo Morales, coining the populist image and using it to their advantage? Could this resurgent populism be replicated elsewhere in Latin America? Is there a distinctly Latin response to the challenge of populism?- Hudson Institute
Julio Cirino is a historian, journalist, blogger, and Director for International Relations with the Fundacion Pensar in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has published numerous articles and books on Latin American politics, international relations, and security affairs.
Dr. Francis Fukuyama
Professor Francis Fukuyama has worked at several prominent think tanks and public policy organizations, he has served the U.S. Department of State in posts related to Middle East affairs, and is a 2002 appointee to the President's Council on Bioethics.
Until 2010 Francis Fukuyama wass Bernard Schwartz Professor of International Political Economy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and Director of its International Development Program. He is now Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow and resident in the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.
He is the author of The End of History and the Last Man.
Jorge Gestoso is an award winning journalist, President of Gestoso Television News, and former Chief Latin American anchor for CNN.
Anibal Romero is a professor of political theory at Simon Bolivar University in Caracas, Venezuela, has published various books and articles on Venezuelan politics and Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.
Luis Rubio is the president of the Center of Research for Development in Mexico City, is a prolific writer on Mexico as well as Latin American economies. Rubio has served as a fellow on the CSIS Mexico and Americas Program and as an adviser to Mexico's Secretary of the Treasury.