Venezuela on the Edge
Wednesday, May 2
12:00 – 2:30 PM
Venezuela is undergoing a political transformation that few thought was possible just last year. As Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez continues his battle with cancer, the latest polling shows his opposition is uniting behind Henrique Capriles. With elections scheduled for later this year, Capriles is polling within striking distance of Chávez. The results of this election will have immediate ramifications on Latin America at large.
What is the current political climate of Venezuela? How will the citizens of Venezuela be affected by this election? What would the future of Venezuela be if Chávez cancels or loses the anticipated October elections?
Hudson's Center for Latin American Studies—in conjunction with Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis—held a timely and necessary analysis of the current political and economic state of affairs in Venezuela, featuring a distinguished panel of experts on Venezuela.
- Pedro Burelli is the Managing Partner at B&V consulting and is a blogger writing about contemporary Venezuelan politics. He has served as member of the board of PDVSA.
- Gerver Torres is an Economist and Vice President of the Gallup Organization. He is also the Director of Leadership and Vision, a Venezuelan non-governmental organization. He has served as a Director of the IMF, Minister of Privatization in Venezuela, and has been a consultant for the World Bank and other multilateral institutions.
- Anibal Romero is Professor of Political Theory at Simon Bolivar University in Caracas, Venezuela, and has published various books and articles on Venezuelan politics and Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.
Ambassador Jaime Daremblum, Senior Fellow and Director of Hudson Center for Latin American Studies, will moderate.
Robert Pfaltzgraff (Co-Chair of Event) is President of The Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis; Chairman of The National Security Planning Associates; and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of International Security Studies at the Fletcher School, Tufts University.
Ambassador Jaime Daremblum, Pedro Burelli, Anibal Romero, and Gerver Torres
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Hudson Institute is grateful to the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation for their generous support of this event.