Venezuela: Humanitarian Crisis and Perspectives for Change (Washington, DC)
Given the seriousness of Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis, this panel will address four main questions: What explains the country’s steep decline, from being one of Latin America’s richest countries, to its current economic and social collapse? What are the most feasible strategies to address the regional impact of Venezuela’s migration and humanitarian crisis? Is a change of regime foreseeable in the near future? Can this change be peaceful? A parellel but more extensive workshop on these topics will take place on campus at the University of Notre Dame in the days following this panel.
Michael Coppedge, Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow
Michael Camilleri, Inter-American Dialogue
Margarita López Maya, Center for Development Studies, Universidad Central de Venezuela
Francisco Monaldi, Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University
David Smilde, Tulane University and Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)
Verónica Zubillaga, Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas, Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellow