George Mason University, Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, Room 113
Open to the Public
The Schar School of Policy and Government and The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution proudly present:
How Can the Current Venezuelan Crisis End?
In January, Juan Guaidó declared Nicolás Maduro’s government illegitimate and claimed the presidency, with support from his backers working to bring the rank-and-file of the country’s armed forces on his side. There was swift recognition from the US and other countries. However, the military has by and large remained loyal to Maduro, and US sanctions have not been effective in dislodging him. The country is further slipping into a humanitarian crisis – regionally unprecedented in depth and duration. Although Venezuela possesses the largest proven oil reserves of any country in the world, the extractive operations have become mired by decision-making riddled with inefficiency and lack of technically sound analysis. The country is beset with hyperinflation, power failures and shortages of medicine, food and water. The outflows of refugees grow exponentially as more of the approximately 30 million Venezuelans are impacted by shortages and violence.
Come join in a moderated discussion of the issues by a panel of experts, including participation by the audience, and contribute to develop ideas about how the crisis could end.
Dr. Christopher Mitchell
Center for Peacemaking Practice, S-CAR, GMU
Dr. Dany Bahar [The Brookings Institution]
Dr. Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera [Schar School of Policy and Government, GMU]
Clr. Francisco Marquez [Chief of Staff, Embassy of Venezuela, Washington D.C.]
Dr. Maurice Kugler [Professor of Public Policy, GMU]
Tuesday, April 30th 2019 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Founders Hall (Room 113), 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA, 22201
Sponsored by the Latin American Working Group, S-CARLearn More