To speak of the present Venezuelan crisis feels like a platitude. The death of former President Hugo Chavez to cancer in 2013 and the election one month later of his groomed predecessor, Nicolás Maduro, preceded by months plummeting oil prices. Dwindling oil revenues leading to shortages and decreasing living standards catapulted the country from one calamity to the next. During this presentation, I will discuss the historical context of the current and volatile economic, humanitarian, and political crisis in Venezuela that deepened after the highly controversial May re-election of Maduro. U.S. intervention in the current standoff between Maduro and Juan Guaidó, head of the opposition-led National Assembly and proclaimed acting president, is indisputable. The real question is whether the United States will intervene militarily and at what cost to the region as a whole.
Dr. Tanya Casas is the Dean of the School of Business and Humanities at Delaware Valley University. She also currently serves as the Academic Director of the Master of Public Policy program and is an Associate professor of Sociology and Public Policy. She received a B.A. in international relations from Johns Hopkins University where she specialized in Latin American Studies, and her M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University in Development Sociology. Dr. Casas has focused much of her research on Latin American social, political and environmental movements.
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- Liczba godzin: 2
- Opiekun naukowy: Dr Marta Kania