Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Symposium: Venezuela from the Neutral Ground

January 28th, 2011
8:30AM - 6:30PM

Location
LBC Stibbs Conference Room 203, Uptown Campus
#14 on this LBC Building Map – Second Floor
Where is the LBC Building?
#29 on this Uptown Campus Map

The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR), the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the Department of Political Science invite you the symposium, Venezuela from the Neutral Ground, where competing views on the “Chavista” phenomenon will be exchanged and examined in a neutral setting by 17 experts in the field. RSVP Required.

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QUICK LINKS:
SCHEDULE (with abstracts)
OFFICIAL FLYER
OFFICIAL INVITATION

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PROGRAM (PDF version – Please print before attending)

8:30-9:00 – Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Tom Reese, Executive Director, Stone Center for Latin American Studies

9:00-10:00 – Session I

  • The Models of Radical Democracy & Social-Based Democracy in the Venezuela of Hugo Chávez
    Steve Ellner, Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela
  • The Logic of Bolivarian Democracy in Venezuela
    Daniel Levine, University of Michigan

10:00-10:15 – Coffee Break

10:15-11:45 – Session II

  • Electoral Authoritarianism and Dilemmas of the Opposition Parties in the Venezuela of Hugo Chávez
    Ángel E. Álvarez, Notre Dame University, Universidad Central de Venezuela
  • Venezuela’s 2010 Legislative Elections in a Comparative Perspective
    Manuel Alcántara, Notre Dame University, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
  • Venezuela’s Populism and Its Tendencies
    Margarita Lopez Maya, Universidad Central de Venezuela

11:45-12:45 – Session III

  • A Revolution for Whom? Measuring Political Bias in the Venezuelen Land Reform Using Maisanta
    Michael Albertus, Stanford University
  • The Changing Chavista Electoral Coalition
    Noam Lupu, Princeton University

12:45-1:45 – LUNCH

1:45-3:15 – Session IV

  • Role of the Media in a Polarized Society
    Jennifer McCoy, Georgia State University
  • The Government’s (Tense) Relationship with the Academic and Professional Sectors
    Eugenio Hernández Bretón, Universidad Monteavila Law School, Venezuela
  • The Radicalization of Venezuelan Foreign Policy: Current Developments & Perspectives for the Coming Years
    María Teresa Romero, Universidad Central de Venezuela

3:15-4:30 – Session V

  • Socoilism in Venezuela: A Look at the Advantages and Disadvantages of Oil for Construction of Socialism
    Daniel Hellinger, College of Wooster
  • Varieties of Statism: Oil Policies (and Outcomes) in Venezuela and Brazil Compared
    Javier Corrales, Amherst College
  • Venezuela’s Actually Existing Socialism
    David Smilde, University of Georgia

4:30-4:45 – Coffee Break

4:45-6:00 – Session VI

  • Venezuela and the Global Recession
    Ángel Eduardo Cárdenas, University of Toronto
  • Venezuela: Growth, Recession, and Recovery
    Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic Policy and Research, Washington DC
  • The Venezuelan Economy and Oil Rentism
    José Manuel Puente, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración, IESA, Venezuela

6:00 – Final Session and Closing Remarks

  • Michael Coppedge, University of Notre Dame

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TO RSVP OR FOR MORE INFORMATION
angela.reed@tulane.edu
504.862.3141
cipr.tulane.edu
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