This presentation will connect the colonial inception of legal systems across the Latin American region that enforced racialized social hierarchies with present-day local discourses on the legal rights of indigenous and black peoples. Starting with an examination of the politics of social hierarchy during colonial times, I will explore how liberal ideas in postcolonial Latin America posed a significant ideological and practical tension for criollo elites: to reconcile their aspiration to be free from the constraints of colonial rule while keeping the legacies...
The establishment of the League of Nations created a new platform for Jewish advocacy and novel modes for its expression. The League and other international organizations became arenas of competition over the Jewish voice: The capacity – and legitimacy – of representing Jewish interests and claims at the international level. In this talk, Rotem Giladi recounts episodes of that contestation and points to its ideological dimension.
Daniel Blank (Harvard Society of Fellows), "Tense Futures: Shakespeare's Macbeth and Gwinne's Tres Sibyllae". Co-sponsored by the Renaissance Colloquium, Dept of English, and the Early Modern History Workshop. Please register here:
Does the defeat of Donald Trump in the 2020 election signal the end of populism globally? While some populist leaders, such as Viktor Orbán in Hungary and Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, felt emboldened by Trump's presidency, other populist and right-wing movements, including those in France and Germany, were independent of his leadership and remain largely unaffected by his defeat. This seminar will explore the future of populism in Europe, Latin America, and the United States and assess if their fortunes will wax or wane.