Student Voices: Authoritarianism in Latin America
A discussion with Dr. Robin Derby on authoritarian trends in Latin America.
Wednesday, May 18, 20226:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Pacific Time)
ABOUT THE EVENT
Join us for a virtual discussion on authoritarian trends in Latin America with Dr. Robin Derby, an associate professor in UCLA's History Department and an expert on the culture and politics of Central and South America and the Caribbean. This discussion will explore culture, media, and history in Latin America and their implications for regional politics. This event is a must-attend for any student interested in gaining critical insights into post-independence trends in Latin America ahead of the Summit of the Americas being hosted in Los Angeles. Bring your questions to our live Q&A.
This event is part three of a three-part series exploring authoritarianism around the world. This series is co-hosted by The Generation, UCLA's student-run foreign affairs magazine.
ABOUT THE PANELIST
Lauren (Robin) Derby is professor of Latin American history at UCLA. Her publications include the prize-winning The Dictator’s Seduction: Politics and the Popular Imagination in the Era of Trujillo; (co-edited) Activating the Past: History and Memory in the Black Atlantic World; (co-edited) The Dominican Republic Reader; and most recently Terreur de frontière: le massacre des Haïtiens en République dominicaine en 1937, co-authored with Richard Turits and edited by Watson Denis (Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 2021). Her current book project is based on oral testimony of demonic animal apparitions in Haiti and the Dominican Republic and is entitled Bêtes Noires: Sorcery as History in the Haitian-Dominican Borderlands.
ABOUT THE MODERATOR
Stephanie Katherine Yallourakis is a second year Political Science major (concentrating in International Relations) and an Entrepreneurship and Russian Studies double minor. She has studied International Relations abroad at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, with a focus on European diplomatic relations and terrorism in the modern world. She is interested in continuing research in the field of global diplomacy and expanding her knowledge of game theory. Stephanie Katherine is fluent in Greek and is working on her proficiency in Russian during her time at UCLA.
ABOUT THE EVENT SERIES
Student Voices is a by-students/for-students discussion series that provides smaller spaces for students to engage with each other and with experts on various issues spanning international relations. Each event is organized by the Burkle Center interns in partnership with an international relations organization on campus.
Sponsor(s): The Generation