The University of Iowa

Ecuadorean scholar will discuss radical populism in Latin America on Dec. 8

December 1st, 2010

The UI Latin American Studies Program (LASP) will welcome visiting scholar Carlos de la Torre for a lecture, “The resurgence of radical populism in Latin America,” from 12:30-1:30 Wednesday, Dec. 8, in the commons of Schaeffer Hall, room 302. This event is free and open to the public.

De la Torre is an Ecuadorean scholar whose research covers the spectrum of Latin American politics and society. He is a professor at FLACSO-Ecuador and currently a visiting professor at Grinnell College. He will discuss the resurgence of radical populism in countries such as Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia, and its impact on Latin American democracy.

This lecture is sponsored by LASP, UI International Programs and the UI Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

For more information, visit or contact Michel Gobat at or 319-335-2299.