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  • Date and time: Friday 12 June 2020, 12pm to 2pm
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Covid-19 interacts with underlying political trends in the 'rising powers', especially their complex relationship with democracy and authoritarianism. This session will explore how the coronavirus pandemic affects political dynamics in Brazil and India, and particularly the perceived shift of both countries towards more authoritarian governance in recent years. The session will also examine how the crisis intersects with the politics of Hindutva in India and the end of the Pink Tide in Brazil, how it affects the quality of democracy and the potential of movements which oppose the governments in both countries.
Image (adapted): “Meeting with the Prime Minister of the Republic of India, Norenda Modi” by Alan Santos/PR (CC BY 2.0)

Please note that this webinar will be delivered using Zoom Webinar facility. No prior purchasing of software is necessary but registration is required. While the event may be recorded we will not record your voice or image. Please note that during the session, your name and email address (as entered at the registration stage) may be visible to other participants. If you have any questions, please contact


Dr Sabrina Fernandes, academic and activist, researching currents within left activism in Brazil during the rise of Jair Bolsonaro
Dr Harsh Mander, public intellectual working on human rights, citizenship and social exclusion.

Chaired by: 

Dr Phil Roberts, Department of Politics
Dr Indrajit Roy, Department of Politics

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No hearing loop