Venezuela: Humanitarian Crisis and Struggle for Democracy (Washington, DC)
Given the urgency of Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis, this panel of experts – including native Venezuelans – will address four main questions: What explains the country’s steep decline from one of Latin America’s richest countries to one undergoing economic and social collapse? What are the most realistic strategies to address the regional impact of the migration and humanitarian crisis? Is a a return to democracy likely? Can this change be peaceful?
Michael Coppedge, Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow
Margarita López Maya, Center for Development Studies, Universidad Central de Venezuela
David Smilde, Tulane University and Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)
Julia Yansura, Inter-American Dialogue
Verónica Zubillaga, Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas, Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellow
A parallel but more extensive workshop on these topics will take place on campus at the University of Notre Dame in the days following this panel.