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Alfred University political science professor Jeff Sluyter-Beltrao to present Bergren Forum

Jeff Sluyter-Beltrao
Jeff Sluyter-Beltrao

Jeff Sluyter-Beltrao, associate professor of political science at Alfred University, will give a presentation titled “Just Another Trump in the Tropics? Proto-Fascism in Brazil” at the Jan. 30 Bergren Forum at Alfred University.


ALFRED, NY – Jeff Sluyter-Beltrao, associate professor of political science at Alfred University, will give a presentation titled “Just Another Trump in the Tropics? Proto-Fascism in Brazil” at the Jan. 30 Bergren Forum at Alfred University.

The Bergren Forum, sponsored by the Division of Human Studies, is held at 12:10 p.m. each Thursday the University is in session in Nevins Theater, Powell Campus Center. It is open to the public and free of charge. Attendees may bring their lunches; coffee and tea are provided.

While Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro is often said to be a Trump clone, this talk will emphasize critical difference's and explore what these differences have to say about the rise of so-called "proto-fascism" at the global level in recent years.