CLAS is honored to welcome Dr. Mercedes Calzado, who will lead this presentation. A current Visiting Researcher at the Center for Latin American Studies, Dr. Calzado is also the editor of the online blog “Observatorio: Comunicación, Política y Seguridad”, which is associated with the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires.
Security is an area of main concern in Latin America. Consequently, there is a tendency to introduce urban violence as a central topic into political candidates’ electoral platforms. Dr. Calzado’s presentation will review this phenomenon through an examination of the relationship between politics and public opinion during Argentina’s last presidential campaign.