Understanding the Venezuelan Crisis

Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Manchester Community Library  { MAP } Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

GUEST SPEAKER:

Mark Szuchman

Professor Emeritus
Florida International University

Venezuela’s political and economic conditions have deteriorated significantly over the last few years. The crisis has caused very difficult humanitarian conditions and has driven millions across borders to adjacent countries, amplifying the consequences for domestic domain. What is the context of the crisis? How did matters get so bad? What are the implications for the hemisphere? And what solutions can be applied? These are some of the questions that will be addressed.

Mark Szuchman took his doctorate in Latin American history at the University of Texas, Austin. He has been a professor in the departments of history at the University of Miami, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the National University of Uruguay, and is professor emeritus at Florida International University. His publications – five books and over forty articles – focus on Argentina, urban and family history in Spanish America. He has been the recipient of grants from the Fulbright Program, the Social Science Research Council, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, among others.