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Robespierre de Oliveira, “The State of the Opposition in Brazil”
October 9, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
With the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma in 2016 the right and extreme right came to power as the opposition split. Dr. Oliveira will show how Brazilian politics have turned upside down, from social policies to private ones, from economic growth to decline, and from an open and diverse society to one that is more conservative and one-dimensional.
Robespierre de Oliveira has been a professor of philosophy and critical theory in Brazil since 2002. He was a guest professor at the City University of New York in 2014-15. He has translated many of Herbert Marcuse’s works into Portuguese, and published The Role of Philosophy in the Critical Theory of Herbert Marcuse (in Portuguese) in 2012.
This event is co-sponsored by LAIS and free to the public.