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Social Science and Public Policy

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

October 23, 2019 at 4:00pm5:30pm EDT

Eggers Hall, 220

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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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This event was published on October 18, 2019.

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