March 22 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Javier Corrales, "The Expansion of – and Backlash Against – LGBT Rights in the Americas"

  • Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 12:10PM - 1:45PM
  • Faculty Lounge
  • Open To The Public
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Javier Corrales is the Dwight W. Morrow 1895 professor of Political Science at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts.  He obtained his Ph.D. in government from Harvard University in 1996.  He is the co-author with Michael Penfold of Dragon in the Tropics: Venezuela and the Legacy of Hugo Chávez, second edition (Brookings Institution Press, 2015), with Daniel Altschuler of The Promise of Participation:  Experiments in Participatory Governance in Honduras and Guatemala (Palgrave Macmillan 2013), and with Carlos Romero of U.S.-Venezuela Relations since the 1990s:  Coping with Midlevel Security Threats (Routledge, 2013).  He is also the co-editor (with Mario Pecheny) of The Politics of Sexuality in Latin America (University of Pittsburgh Press 2010).  His forthcoming book, Fixing Democracy (Oxford University Press) focuses on constitutional assemblies and presidential powers in Latin America.  He was a Fulbright scholar in Colombia in 2016 and in Venezuela in 2005. He is on the editorial board of Latin American Politics and Society, the European Review of Latin America and the Caribbean, and Americas Quarterly.

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Sponsoring Organization(s)

Schell Center for International Human Rights

Contact Information

Barbara Mianzo