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What were Latin Americans voting for or against in 2018?

December 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a talk with Gerardo de Icaza (OAS), Monica Pachon (Columbia) and Patricio Navia (NYU) who will debate the question: What were Latin Americans voting for or against in 2018?

The talk will be held on December 3rd (Monday), 2018. from 5 to 7 PM in room 802 of the International Affairs Building.


Mónica Pachón is currently an associate professor and Dean of the School of Political Science, Government and International Relations at the Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia. She was previously an associate professor and MPP director at the School of Government Alberto Lleras Camargo at Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), director of www.congresovisible.org (2009-2013), and Fulbright visiting professor at Rice University (2013). She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego, her M.Phil in Latin American Studies from St. Antony’s College at Oxford University, and her BA and MA in political science from Universidad de Los Andes. Her research and publications have focused on executive-legislative relations in Latin American presidential systems and legislative organization, institutional design at the national and subnational level, with emphasis on the Colombian case.


Gerardo de Icaza has been Director of the Department of Electoral Cooperation and Observation since March 1, 2014. In his years as Director, he has led more than 50 Electoral Observation Missions in more than 20 countries. In 2018, he served as Acting Secretary for Strengthening of Democracy from February to July. Previously, at the National Electoral Institute of Mexico (INE) he served as Deputy Legal Director for Overseas Voting and as Coordinator of the Technical Committee of Specialists on Overseas Voting. He was a law clerk, and then Head of the International Affairs Unit in the Electoral Tribunal of Mexico. He studied Law and has a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Communication. He has been a visiting professor at Princeton, Georgetown and Science Po Universities, and has published numerous academic articles on democracy and electoral systems in various languages.


December 3, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


802 International Affairs Building
420W 118th Street
New York, NY 10027 United States
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