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

When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Where: 220 Eggers Hall


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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