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Benjamin Cowan – Invaluable Friends: Hemispheric Conservatives and the Construction of a Transnational Christian Right

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer Street

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In this research Cowan investigates the role of previously unstudied organizations and individuals and in constructing the platform(s) of today’s Religious Right. Brazilians, especially the leadership of TFP, played a critical part in joining moral and social reaction to what became known as fiscal conservatism, helping create an identitarian sense of deregulatory, pro-capitalist, moralistic right-wing activism and ideology.

Benjamin Cowan is Associate Professor of History at the University of California San Diego.

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