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Venezuela: How Did We Get Here and What Happens Next?

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Philip C. French

U.S. Department of State

In a single generation, Venezuela transformed from a functioning, if imperfect, democracy, with a growing middle class to a political and economic calamity from which over ten percent of its population has sought refuge abroad, fleeing a collapsing state and shortages of basic goods and services. How could this happen to a country with the largest oil reserves in the world? Join us as we discuss the origins and possible outcomes of the hemisphere’s gravest humanitarian crisis. 

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We’re Turning 100!

To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.