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Latin America at the Crossroads: Venezuela

April 21st, 2017
4:00 PM

Greenleaf Conference Room
100A Jones Hall

The final panel in the Latin American at the Crossroads series will discuss Venezuela. Already suffering from shortages of basic goods and devaluation of its currency, Venezuela faced protests from the opposition when the National Electoral Council decided to suspend the process to initiate a recall referendum. In the wake of these events, the government and opposition held a much-needed dialogue, but with little results. More recently, the Supreme Court assumed the powers of the legislature, in a controversial decision that was broadly decried and subsequently partially reversed. How will the country move forward?

The panel will feature Jennifer McCoy, Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University, Harold Trinkunas, Associate Director of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanfod University, and David Smilde, Professor of Sociology at Tulane University.

The talk is free and open to the public but RSVP is required. For more information and to reserve your seat, please contact Sefira Fialkof at or phone 504.862.3141.

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Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference: Call for Proposals

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The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

Deadlines: Abstracts of papers and projects are due November 25, 2017. Abstracts of papers or project descriptions must not exceed 300 words.

Please contact with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.