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World Politics lecture on participatory democracy

Tulia Falleti, the 2013-14 World Politics Visiting Fellow and an associate professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak on "Participatory Democracy in Latin America," on Wednesday, April 30, at 4:30 p.m. in 216 Aaron Burr Hall at Princeton University. The event is sponsored by World Politics, an internationally renowned quarterly journal of political science.

**Media who would like to attend should RSVP by April 29, 2014 to Carole Frantzen, frantzen@princeton.edu or 609-258-7497.**

Falleti is also a senior fellow in the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include historical institutionalism and community participation with an emphasis in the health sector. She is currently working on a book project on participatory democracy and citizenship in Latin America and coediting The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism. Falleti's book,  Decentralization and Subnational Politics in Latin America (2010),  won the Latin American Studies Association’s Donna Lee Van Cott Award for the best book on political institutions. Her articles on federalism, decentralization, authoritarianism, and qualitative methods have been published widely. She earned a Ph.D. from Northwestern University and, prior to joining the faculty at Penn in 2004, taught at the Universidad de Palermo (Buenos Aires) and the Universidad de Buenos Aires.

The event is cosponsored by the Program in Latin American Studies, Comparative Politics, and the Project on Democracy and Development.

The World Politics Visiting Fellowship is sponsored annually and is intended to foster research and writing suitable for publication in the journal. Deborah Yashar, professor of politics and international affairs, is tchair of the World Politics editorial committee.