A Populist Turn? Shifting Challenges to Democracy in Mexico, panel discussion with Gladys McCormick, from Syracuse University, and Carlos Bravo-Regidor, from CIDE
The electoral defeat of the long-ruling PRI almost 20 years ago ushered in a new era in Mexico characterized, among other things, by heightened expectations regarding the upholding of democratic freedoms. While the overtly repressive methods of the hegemonic regime are long gone, human rights violations persist and both state and non-state actors have contributed to an increasingly hostile environment for journalists and social activists. How can we explain these trends? And how will the recent election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a charismatic leader with populist leanings, affect these trends in the near future?
Join us for a panel discussion to address these questions featuring Prof. Gladys McCormick, Jay & Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations, Syracuse University, and Prof. Carlos Bravo-Regidor, Director of the Journalism Academic Program, CIDE.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Golden Auditorium, Little Hall 13 Oak Drive