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Chile's Changing Political Landscape: A Conversation with Chilean Congressman Giorgio Jackson

Date & Time

Feb. 12, 2020
12:30pm – 2:00pm ET


5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center


Massive street protests erupted in Chile in October 2019. They brought millions into the streets of Santiago in an outpouring of public dissatisfaction with the country’s high levels of inequality and to demand public education, pension, and other reforms.

As part of a series to explore recent protest movements in Latin America and their aftermath, the Wilson Center is pleased to host a discussion with Chilean Congressman Giorgio Jackson. Jackson was a well-known figure during the student-led protests of 2011 and served as the public face of a major student federation of public and private universities.

He is the founder of Democratic Revolution, a left-wing political party that grew out of the 2011 protests. Jackson was first elected to represent areas of Santiago in 2013; his party currently holds ten seats in the Chamber of Deputies and one seat in the Senate. Jackson was also instrumental in the formation of the Broad Front (Frente Amplio) coalition that supported the candidacy of Beatriz Sánchez in the 2017 presidential elections.

Please join us on Wednesday, February 12, from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m., to discuss developments in Chile since the late 2019 protests, including the upcoming referendum over a new constitution scheduled for April.

Light refreshments begin at 12:00 p.m. in the 5th Floor Conference Room, Woodrow Wilson Center. This conversation will take place in Spanish and English; simultaneous translation will not be available.

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Latin America Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin America Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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