Convener: Eduardo Posada-Carbo
Speaker: Laurence Whitehead, Nuffield College
Laurence Whitehead is a Senior Research Fellow in Politics at Nuffield College, Oxford University, and until 2015 was Senior Fellow of the College. During 2005/6 he served as Acting Warden there. In 2011/2 he served as Senior Proctor of the University. He has published extensively on Latin American politics and international relations, including Latin America: A New Interpretation, (2006) and Democratization: Theory and Experience (OUP, 2002). His edited publications include Let the People Rule? Direct Democracy in the 21st Century (2017) edited jointly with Saskia Ruth and Yanina Welp; Illiberal Practices:Territorial Variance with in Large Federal Democracies (2016); co-edited with Jacqueline Behrend; The Obama Administration and the Americas: Shifting the Balance (Brookings Press, 2010 ) which he produced jointly with Abraham F. Lowenthal and Theodore J. He is editor of an Oxford University Press series, ‘Studies in Democratization’ and President of the Conseil Scientifique of the Institut des Ameriques in Paris.