Several University of Kentucky programs, including the International Studies Program and the Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences and University Press of Kentucky, have organized two events just for those of us trying to keep up with global politics.
Please join us for a panel discussion of "The Promise and Perils of Populism - Global Perspectives" (University Press of Kentucky)
A new book edited by Carlos de la Torre
Moderated by: Emily Beaulieu, Department of Political Science, University of Kentucky
Panelists: Carlos de la Torre, Cas Mudde, School of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia, contributor; Cristóbal Rovira, School of Political Science, Diego Portales University (Chile) contributor; Ron Formisano, William T. Bryan Professor of American History, University of Kentucky.
Reception in the lobby to follow.
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
James F. Hardymon Theatre in the David Marksbury Building
At the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, we met with all of the new faculty hires in the College of Arts and Sciences. This series of podcasts introduces them and their research interests. Carlos de la Torre is the director of International Studies and is also a professor in the Department of Sociology. Professor de la Torre's research focuses on populist leadership and understandings of democracy. He is currently working on a book comparing ideas of democracy under three populist leaders in South America: Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, Evo Morales in Bolivia, and Rafael Correa in Ecuador.