The Institute for the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Latin American and Caribbean studies program at Northwestern University have announced the launching of a panel discussion entitled “Crisis in Venezuela: Historical Perspectives and Potential Solutions.”
The University of Illinois at Chicago Student Center East where the panel discussion will be held.
The panel discussion will be held on 1 March 2018 at the UIC Student Center East in Chicago. The discussion will focus on the South American nation’s challenging current affairs and the possibility of a political solution.
Following the death of President Hugo Chávez in 2013 and the fall of international oil prices, a major political and socioeconomic crisis ensued in Venezuela. The conflict between the government of President Nicolás Maduro, who is Chávez’s successor, the independent Chavista sectors, opposition movements, and U.S.-backed conservative elites over issues concerning democratic rule and national sovereignty continue to unfold.
In response, three scholars of Venezuela, Verónica Zubillaga of Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas; Alejandro Velasco of New York University; and David Smilde of Tulane University, will discuss the origins and potential outcomes of the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela.
The co-sponsors of the event include the Northwestern University’s history department, Chabraja Center for Historical Studies, Latin American and Caribbean studies program, and the Buffett Institute for Global Studies; UIC’s Institute for the Humanities, Imagining Peace in the 21st Century Working Group, and departments of history, Latin American and Latino studies, and urban planning and policy; and the University of Chicago’s Center for Latin American Studies.
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