Hosted by the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh

and the Political Institutions and Processes Section of the Latin American Studies Association


Please see this letter for more information on the series and about how to get involved. For questions, please email


Upcoming Event

La tercera conferencia de la serie Charlemos, tendrá lugar el lunes, 10 de agosto 2020 a las 15:00 EDT. Julieta Suárez-Cao (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, #reddepolitólogas) moderará la discusión con Claudia Heiss (Universidad de Chile, #reddepolitólogas) y Gabriel L. Negretto (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) sobre "La reforma constitucional chilena en perspectiva comparada." El evento será en español.

The third lecture of the series will take place on Monday, August 10, 2020 at 3:00 pm EDT and will focus on constitutional reform in Chile. Julieta Suárez-Cao (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, #reddepolitólogas) will lead a discussion in Spanish with Claudia Heiss (University of Chile, #reddepolitólogas) and Gabriel L. Negretto (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile). 

  • Claudia Heiss, 2020. "Emergencia y proceso constituyente: la frágil construcción de una salida democrática al choque de legitimidades" (Forthcoming en el libro: Contreras, Pablo (ed.), La ley de la emergencia. Ensayos sobre el derecho, la excepción y la pandemia. Santiago: Der Ediciones.) Trabajo disponible aquí.
  • Gabriel L. Negretto, 2020. "New Constitutions in Democratic Regimes" (Forthcoming en el libro: Negretto, Gabriel L (ed.), Redrafting Constitutions in Democratic Regimes: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.)

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Past Events

The second lecture of the series took place on July 20th, focused on "How Political Science Explains Countries’ Reactions to COVID-19." Andrés Mejía Acosta moderated and Agustina Giraudy, Sara Niedzwiecki, and Jennifer Pribble discussed their recent article, published in America's Quarterly.

El artículo en español. / O artigo em Português. / The article in English.


Please visit our YouTube Channel, CLAS PITT to see the recording!





The first lecture of the series took place on June 29, 2020 and focused on "Inconsistent Backsliding in Latin America." Jennifer Cyr moderated and Javier Corrales discussed his recently published paper and Fabrice Lehouqc discussed his forthcoming paper.

  • Javier Corrales, 2020. "Democratic backsliding through electoral irregularities: The case of Venezuela." European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Abstract available here.
  • Fabrice Lehoucq, forthcoming. "Bolivia's Citizen Revolt." Journal of Democracy.


Please visit our YouTube Channel, CLAS PITT to see the recording!