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Political Prospects in Argentina: Does "Kirchnerismo" Have a Future?

A lecture by Torcuato Di Tella, Professor emeritus at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and former national Secretary of Culture.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
3:00 PM
Bunche Hall 6275
History conference room
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Torcuato Di Tella specializes on the comparative study of Latin American political systems. He was a professor at the University of Chile (1957 1958) and at the University of Buenos Aires (1958-2005). He had been a visiting professor at the universities of California (Berkeley), London, Oxford, Columbia, Stanford and Kobe. 

Mr. Di Tella is the author of several books translated into English, including Latin American Politics (Austin, 1990, revised 2001), National Popular Politics in Early Independent Mexico (Albuquerque, 1996) and History of Political Parties in Latin America (New Brunswick, 2004). His more recent books are Perón y los sindicatos: el inicio de una relación conflictiva (Buenos Aires, 2003), and, as editor, Repertorio político latinoamericano (4 vols, Buenos Aires, 2007).

Together with his brother Guido he was a founder, in 1958, of the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, which later became a university (1990). He was named Emeritus Professor at the University of Buenos Aires in 2003, and was national Secretary of Culture in Argentina between May 2003 and November 2004.

Professor Di Tella will be visiting UCLA presenting, “Political prospects in Argentina: Does Kirchnerismo Have a Future? where he will be making a comparative analysis between “Peronismo” and “Kirchnerismo” in Argentina and discussing his views on how “ Kirchnerismo” is not a new movement, but rather a moment in the evolution of a popular political party.

Cost : Free and open to the public

(310) 825-4571

Download file: PoliticalProspectsinArgentina.pdf

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Center for Argentina, Chile and the Southern Cone

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