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Fascism Across the Americas: The Rise of the Far-Right in Brazil and Beyond

On October 28, 2018, right-wing authoritarian, Jair Bolsonaro, was elected
president of Brazil, the world’s fifth largest country. Just months before,
Bolsonaro was seen as a fringe candidate, known primarily for his love of torture and dictatorship; virulent misogyny, homophobia, and racism; loathing of the poor; and catastrophic environmental policies. His election marks a political Uturn for Brazil, which until recently was governed by a democratic socialist party that oversaw historic gains for poor, black, indigenous, women and gay Brazilians.

This forum explores the causes and consequences of Bolsonaro’s election, its historic antecedents, and its relation to the recent global upsurge of right-wing populism. Join us for this important forum and community discussion!

The forum with be moderated by Mark Anner with brief presentations by Manuel Rosaldo, Sarah Townsend, Zachary Morgan, Rafael Padilha, Krista Brune, and Rebecca Tarlau before opening up to discussion with the audience.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Willard 160

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