Panel Discussion - Venezuela: Populism, State Failure and the Road Ahead

Monday, February 24, 2020
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
SMITH Rehm Lib
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Lecture - Speaker
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Karen Todd
508-793-3485
Department
CIS/ Latin American, LatinX & Caribbean Studies
Link
https://events.holycross.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=12780

What is happening to Venezuela, the top country in the world in confirmed oil reserves?  Why has the country produced over four million refugees in the past four years?  How has it come to hold third place, behind only El Salvador and Honduras, as the highest rate of homicides in the world?  Who answers for the country's Executive and Legislative powers?  What does it mean to live in the country with the highest inflation rate in the world (292,972.80% as of April 2019)?

Panelists:

Dr. Javier Corrales is the Dwight W. Morrow 1895 Professor of Political Science at Amherst.  He specializes in comparative politics and international relations of Latin America.  He has written extensively on economic reforms, democratization, presidential powers, term limits, education policy and U.S. foreign policy.  He has been a Fulbright scholar in Bogata Columbia, and Caracas, Venezuela.

Andres Guilarte is a political activist for the freedom of Venezuela.  Only a few years ago, he was a university student studying international relations at the Central University of Venezuela.  In early 2019, he left Venezuela to intern with the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C.  Today, he is touring the United States on behalf of The Fund for American Studies sharing his story with collegiate audiences.

Panel Moderator: Dr. Christopher Chambers-Ju, Visiting Faculty in Comparative Politics and Latin America in the department of Political Science, College of the Holy Cross. 

Categories: Political Science,Economics and Accounting,Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies



Categories: Political Science,Economics and Accounting,Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies

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