Progressive Politics in a Turbulent World: A New Pink Tide in Latin America?

Apr 10, 2023, 12:00 pm1:20 pm
216 Burr Hall (open to students, faculty, scholars & staff)



Event Description

This panel discussion will address the emergence of new progressive governments in the region, with a focus on Brazil and Chile. PLAS has invited Professor Campello and Ambassador Valdés to ask about the most urgent challenges that these new governments currently face amidst a world of increasing nativism and economic distress. If the early 2000s saw the emergence of a Pink Tide in Latin America, these events will focus on the post-Covid '19 political development of the region at a time when new progressive governments have taken office.


Daniela Campello, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Brazil

Daniela Campello received her Ph.D. in Political Science from UCLA and was formerly an Assistant Professor at Princeton University. She conducts research on international and comparative political economy, with a particular focus on the consequences of globalization to domestic politics and democracy in emerging economies.

Prior to entering academic life, Campello worked as a business consultant in Accenture, as a sell-side financial analyst at BTG Pactual, and also for the Rio de Janeiro state government, where she managed projects funded by international financial institutions. Campello's work appears in top political science journals; she is the author of The Politics of Market Discipline in Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2015), and co-author of The Volatility Curse (CUP, 2020).

Juan Gabriel Valdés *76, Chilean Ambassador to the United States

Juan Gabriel Valdés (1947) was Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Chile from 1999 to 2000. Ambassador of Chile to the United States from 2014 to 2018. Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations (2000-2004). Ambassador of Chile to Spain (1990-1994) and to Argentina from 2003-2004. From 1996 to 1999 he was Chile's Trade Negotiator. He also served as Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations and Chief of the United Nations Mission in Haiti from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Valdés hold a PhD in Political Science from Princeton University and has been a research fellow and conducted graduate seminars at the Latin American Studies Center at Princeton University and at Notre Dame Kellogg Institute of International Relations. From 2006 to 2010 he organized a public foundation dedicated to the promotion of Chile in the world; “Fundación Imagen de Chile". He is the author of studies on Latin American political and economic relations. His book "Pinochet's Economists: The Chicago School of Economics in Chile" was published by Cambridge University Press and was republished this year by Fondo de Cultura Economica. During the second semester 2010 he was visiting professor of International Relations at the Institut d’Hautes Etudes de l'Amerique Latine at the University of Paris, Sorbonne III. In 2011 he joined the Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA) as a Consultant in matters of international affairs. After finishing his term as ambassador in Washington DC in 2019 he was appointed Member of High Level Advisory Board on Mediations of the Secretary General of the United Nations. During 2019 he was Visiting Professor of International Relations at Columbia University in New York. Since 2020 until his appointment by President Boric as Ambassador to the United States he has been Director of Institutional and Strategic Affairs at the University of Chile in Santiago.


James Loxton '06, Politics, University of Sydney; PLAS Visiting Research Scholar

Open to students, faculty, visiting scholars, staff and specially invited guests. A boxed lunch will be provided while supplies last.

Program in Latin American Studies and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS)