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Referendums and Initiatives in Latin America: Spotlight on Rules and Institutions (Referéndums e Iniciativas en América Latina: enfoque en las reglas y las instituciones)
Description: This is the final conversation in a series of three during spring 2022 focusing on referendums and initiatives in Latin America. During this conversation, we will explore why protests are common in Latin America, while referendums and initiatives are underutilized. We will hear views from officials with direct experience of referendums and initiatives in the region.

Descripción: Esta es la conversación de una serie de tres que se llevarán a cabo durante la primavera de 2022, centradas en la utilización de referendos e iniciativas en América Latina. Durante esta conversación, investigamos por que las protestas son comunes y sin embargo mecanismos como los referendos y las iniciativas son subutilizados. Unos funcionarios hablarán de la administración de los referendos y las iniciativas en la región.

Panelists:
• Fernando Tuesta Soldevilla, former Head of the National Office of Electoral Processes, Peru
• Salvador Romero Ballivian, Director of IDEA International Paraguay; former member of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal of Bolivia
• Ana Neyra, former Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Peru; Professor at Universidad del Pacífico, Perú
• Miriam Kornblith, Director for Latin America and Caribbean at the National Endowment for Democracy; former Vice President and member of the board of directors of the National Electoral Council of Venezuela
• Yanina Welp, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (moderator)

Conversation in Spanish, with English interpretation (Conversación en español con traducción al inglés).

Co-organized by the Chicago Center on Democracy and Laura Escuder and Yanina Welp, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

Funded by the United Nations Democracy Fund.

Jun 3, 2022 09:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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