Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Foro Urgente: "Venezuela: The Collapse of Bolivarian Socialism?"

Tue, January 23, 2018 | Benson Latin American Collection, 2nd floor conference room

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This Foro Urgente will examine the acute crisis in Venezuela, a country suffering from skyrocketing inflation, severe shortages of basic products, systematic electoral manipulation, and political repression.

What are the main causes of these problems? In particular, what role has been played by governmental decisions and what role by external shocks, especially the drop in global oil prices? What has been the impact of U.S. sanctions? Can negotiations between the government and the opposition finally make headway? Can international mediation help forge a compromise? Or is Venezuela headed toward a complete economic collapse and, perhaps, a political explosion? Forum panelists will address these questions and discuss the prospects for a resolution of Venezuela's problems.

Panelists include Thais Maingon, 2018 Fulbright visiting scholar/researcher, UT Austin, and Centro de Estudios del Desarrollo de la Universidad Central de Venezuela; Kirk Hawkins, associate professor of political science, Brigham Young University; and Kurt Weyland, Mike Hogg Professor in Liberal Arts, Department of Government, UT Austin. 

Free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Paloma Diaz. To RSVP and receive event updates via Facebook, visit Venezuela: The Collapse of Bolivarian Socialism?

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