From Lula to Bolsonaro: Brazil in a World Moving Right
Thursday, 13 February 2020, 6 – 7:30pm
A public talk by Professor Fabio Luis Barbosa dos Santos (Federal University of São Paulo) as part of the International History Seminar Series organised by the School of Histories and Humanities.
This talk addresses recent trends in Brazilian politics. After winning four consecutive presidential elections, the Workers Party (PT) faced the impeachment of president Dilma Rousseff (2016) followed by the arrest of Lula da Silva (2018), who was then unable to take part on the elections won by former military Jair Bolsonaro. How can this shift in Brazilian politics be explained? What is to be expected of Bolsonaro? What is the prospect of the PT? Which connections can be established with regional and global political trends?
Fabio Luis Barbosa dos Santos is Professor of Latin American Studies at Federal University of São Paulo and a Research Associate at SWOP/University of the Witwatersrand. He is the author of Power and Impotence. A history of South America under progressivism (Brill, 2020); Origins of Radical Thought and Politics in Latin America (UNICAMP, 2016); and Beyond PT. The crisis of Brazilian left in Latin American Perspective (Elefante, 2016).
Campus Location: Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Centre
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Type: Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Contact Name: Dr Daniel Geary