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School of Politics and International Relations

Stabilizing the Social Contract: The Case of Chile

When: Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: LSE School of Public Policy , LSE School of Public Policy Online and In-Person public event in the Lecture Theatre, centre building LSE

Multi-disciplinary panel discussion on the Chilean state and the constitution.

Chile´s social contract has been in need of both re-writing and stabilising. One attempt at writing a new constitution flopped. Will the next attempt succeed?

More about our Speakers and Chair

Guillermo Larrain (@guillelarrain) is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Chile. He was previously the Vice President and then President of the State Bank of Chile, Superintendent of Securities and Insurance, Superintendent of Pensions and Economic Policy Coordinator of the Ministry of Finance. He is also the author of 'The Stability of the Social Contract in Chile: Perspectives From Within the Middle Income Trap' and 'The Other Model. From the neoliberal order to the public regime"' among other publications.

Javier Sajuria (@jsajuria) is currently a Reader  and Associate Professor in Comparative Politics and the Deputy Dean for Education (Regulation and Employability) at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Queen Mary University of London. He is also the President of the Chilean Political Science Association and his research intrests include electoral politics, specifically British and Chilean politics.

Kirsten Sehnbruch (@KirstenSehn) is a British Academy Global Professor and a Distinguished Policy Fellow at the LSE International Inequalities Institute. Previously, she was a Research Fellow at the Universidad de Chile, Director of the Institute for Public Policy at the Universidad Diego Portales (Chile), and a Lecturer at the University of California, at Berkeley.

Andrés Velasco (@AndresVelasco) is Professor of Public Policy and Dean of the School of Public Policy at LSE. He was previously the Minister of Finance of Chile between March 2006 and March 2010 and during his tenure he was recognized as Latin American Finance Minister of the Year by several international publications.

More about this event

The LSE School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) equips you with the skills and ideas to transform people and societies. It is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Their approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance.

The LSESU Chile Society (@lsesuchilesociety) aims to congregate all those interested in our country's politics, economics, social and cultural particularities.

This public event is free and open to all, however registrations are required.

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To attend online, register here.

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