Canceled: The Will to Security: Populism and the Politics of Crime in Venezuela

This is a past event.

In accordance with Mount Holyoke's current response plan for COVID-19, this event has been canceled.

Since the 1970s, “getting tough” on a series of dubiously homologized crimes — mugging, homicide, terrorism, "illegal" immigration — has been the key instrument of authoritarian populism in much of the world. Nicolás Maduro's Venezuela is a case in point. Drawing on research conducted alongside crime journalists and crime victims, this talk examines the politics of security from the ground up.

Robert Samet, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Union College, is the author of “Deadline: Populism and the Press in Venezuela” (University of Chicago Press, 2019).

Thursday, March 26 at 4:45pm to 6:30pm

Kendade Hall, Kendade Hall

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Event Topic

Academic, Global, Cross-disciplinary

Event Audience

Students, Faculty, General Public, Staff

Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies
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