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CLAS Lecture Series: Legacies and Challenges of a Venezuela Post Chavism

Legacies and Challenges of a Venezuela Post Chavism 
In this presentation, Dr. López-Maya will address the structural crisis of Venezuelan society, in order to reflect on what have been the legacies of these eighteen years of Chavista administration, and the difficult challenges that Venezuelans have ahead of them in the immediate future. 
Margarita López Maya is a historian and PhD in Social Sciences of the Universidad Central de Venezuela. She is Senior Professor-Researcher of the Center for Development Studies (CENDES) of the Universidad Central and member of the Center of Political Studies of Universidad Católica Andrés Bello. Professor López Maya has been editor of Revista Venezolana de Economía y Ciencias Sociales and on the Board of the Latin American Social Sciences Council (CLACSO). She has been recognized as an important expert in Modern Venezuelan History, especially of the Chavista Era. Among her publications: Venezuela: Del Viernes Negro al Referendo Revocatorio [From Black Friday to the Presidential Recall] (Grupo Alfa, 2005), Editor of Ideas para construir el socialismo del siglo XXI [Ideas to build Socialism of the 21st Century] (Grupo Alfa, 2010 y 2011), Democracia Participativa en Venezuela. Orígenes, leyes, percepciones y desafíos [Participative Democracy in Venezuela. Origins, laws, perceptions and challenges] (Centro Gumilla, 2011), El Estado Descomunal (El Nacional Editora, 2013), “The Political Crisis of Postchavism” (Social Justice, 2014) & El ocaso del chavismo. Venezuela 2005-2015 [The Sunset of Chavism. Venezuela 2005-2015] (Caracas, Grupo Alfa, 2016).



Friday, March 3, 2017. 12:30 PM


Bolivar House, 582 Alvarado Row


Center for Latin American Studies


(650) 725-0383


Free and Open to the Public | Lunch Served | No RSVP Necessary