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Protests Drive Vote for Chile's New Constitution

Claudia Heiss joins Deep Dish to explain what to watch for during the two-year drafting process of Chile's constitution.
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Last Sunday, an overwhelming 78 percent of Chileans voted to replace the country’s existing constitution after a year of large-scale protests driven by social movements and economic inequality. Political scientist Claudia Heiss joins Deep Dish to explain what to watch for during the two-year drafting process and examine whether wide-spread change is possible for Chile.

About the Guests
Claudia Heiss
Head of Political Science, Institute of Public Affairs at Universidad de Chile
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Claudia Heiss is the head of political science at the Institute of Public Affairs at Universidad de Chile.
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Council expert Brian Hanson
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with expertise in policy and politics. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
Council expert Brian Hanson