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The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) is devoted to inter-hemispheric exchanges that will advance the production and dissemination of knowledge about critical policy issues facing the Americas as well as the deepening of academic research in these areas. Its aim is to stimulate contact between scholars and decision-makers working on the region at different locations and in different languages, enriching their production by enabling the confluence of multiple perspectives.

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Symposium: Venezuelan Elections

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Please join us for a symposium with three Venezuela scholars as they discuss the upcoming legislative elections in Venezuela. Lunch will be served.

On December 6, Venezuelans will vote in an election that will mark a turning point, no matter what its outcome. Polls suggest that the opposition could take the National Assembly, marking the first time in fifteen years that the socialist party founded by late-President Hugo Chavez has lost its legislative majority. But if the government does better than expected, keeping control of the legislature, it will likely generate accusations of fraud and protests in the streets. The situation has been complicated further by the Venezuelan government’s refusal to accept robust international observation. This symposium features three Venezuela scholars who will discuss current polling, electoral observations, and likely future scenarios.
Speakers include: Dr. Steven Ellner, Dr. Francisco Monaldi, Dr. David Smilde.
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Fall 2015 Events at CIPR

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Our 2015 events at a glance!

  • September 11th, 2015, 11:00am-1:00pm, at CIPR Paper presentation and discussion by Dr.Maria Clara Dias: “The Functioning Perspective: An Alternative for a More Inclusive Moral Framework”
  • September 18th, 2015, 2:00-3:30pm, Greenleaf Conference Room A Talk by Dr. Tulia Falleti
  • October 9th, 2015, 2:00-3:30pm, Greenleaf Conference Room A Talk by Dr. Susan Stokes
  • October 9th, 2015, 3:30-5:00pm, Samuel Z. Stone Conference Room CIPR Post-Docs Internal Seminar
  • October 29th, 30th & 31st, 2015 The Paradox of Violence in Venezuela: A Comparative Approach. Conference, Greenleaf Conference Room
  • November 2nd, 2015, 11:00am – 1:00pm, Greenleaf Conference Room Book presentation by Alejandro Velasco: “Barrio Rising: Urban Popular Politics and the Making of Modern Venezuela
  • November 6th, 2015, 3:30-5:00pm, Samuel Z. Stone Conference Room CIPR Post-Docs Internal Seminar
  • November 20th, 2015, 4:00-5:30pm, Greenleaf Conference Room Lecture and Reception: Dr. Rose Spalding: Contesting Trade in Central America: Market Reform and Resistance
  • December 3rd, 2015, 12:00-2:00pm, Greenleaf Conference Room Symposium on Venezuelan Elections

For more information please e-mail Jimena Leon: