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The Long Road to Democracy in Brazil - and Present Concerns

  • Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, King's Building, Strand Campus Strand London, England, WC2N 5RJ United Kingdom (map)

Please join the King's Brazil Institute and the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy at King's College London for the Inaugural Lecture of Professor Leslie Bethell.


Leslie Bethell is Emeritus Professor of Latin American History, University of London; Emeritus Fellow, St Antony’s College, Oxford; Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C; and, since 2011,Visiting Professor, Brazil Institute, King’s College London for one term each year. He was Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London (1987-92); founding Director of the Centre for Brazilian Studies, University of Oxford (1997-2007); and Editor of the Cambridge History of Latin America (12 vols, Cambridge, 1984-2008). His publications most relevant to this talk include (with Ian Roxborough), Latin America between the Second World War and the Cold War, 1944-1948 (Cambridge, 1992); chapters on Politics 1930-45, 1945-64, 1964-85 (with Celso Castro) and 1985-2002 (with Jairo Nicolau) in the Cambridge History of Latin America vol. IX (2008); and ‘Populism, neo-populism and the Left in Brazil: from Getúlio to Lula’, in Cynthia Arnson and Carlos de la Torre (eds), Latin American Populism of the Twenty-First Century (Washington D.C./Baltimore, 2013).

This event will be followed by a wine reception at Chapters Restaurant, 2nd Floor, King's Building, Strand Campus, King's College London.

This event is free to attend but registration via Eventbrite is required.