International Seminar


April 17-18, 2014

Sponsors:  Princeton University                                  

OPR – Office of Population Research

PIIRS – Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies          

PLAS – Latino American Program

Sociology Department

Co – Sponsor CDDA

Center for Democracy and Development in the Americas

Thursday April 17

8.15AM       Welcome and Opening remarks

Magaly Sanchez R, OPR Princeton University


8.30AM – 9.15AM  Keynote John Packer

Director Human Rights Research and Education Centre at the University of Ottawa

Preventing Violence in Venezuela: Some Considerations for an Effective Dialogue

9.30AM – 10.30AM    Economy, Oil Industry, and International Relations

Chair: Laura Rojas – CDDA 

Francisco Monaldi – IESA, Harvard University

Venezuela: Oil and Politics in Booms and Busts

Jose Guerra – UCV  

Government Intervention and Macroeconomic Policy in Venezuela

Jose Manuel Puente – IESA, Oxford University

The Venezuelan Economy after Chavez: The End of the Revolution?

10.45AM – 11.45AM   Social Conditions Today, Growing Insecurity and Violence

Chair: Professor Eduardo Moncada – Rutgers University

Roberto Briceño Leon – UCV, Laboratorio de Violencia  

Urban Violence and the Breakdown of the Social Pact in Venezuela

Eduardo Massieu – MPA Candidate, WWS Princeton University  

The Revolution inside the Revolution? 2014 Venezuelan Student Movement Uprising

Veronica Zubillaga –   USB, Brown University

Revolution and Violence: Understanding the Paradox of Bolivarian Venezuela

11.45AM – 12.30PM   Q and A

12.30PM – 1.30PM     Lunch 

1.30PM – 2.30PM      Academia, Science, Technology and International E-Migration of High Skills and Talent

Chair: Douglas Massey – Director of the Office of Population Research

Juan Carlos Navarro – Inter-American Development Bank

The Knowledge Economy and the Global Search for Talent: How Governments and Companies are Focused on Talent Acquisition, and What this Means for Latin America

Ivan de la Vega – USB, Venezuela

The Intellectual Capital Value in the Global Society of Knowledge: The Venezuelan Cas

Magaly Sanchez R – OPR, Princeton University

High Skills Educated Venezuelan Immigrants in United States

3.00PM – 4.00PM      Politics, Control of Information, Authoritarianism and Military Presence

Chair: Luis Garcia Mora

Carlos Correa – UCAB, Venezuela 

War of Words: Offensive to the Freedom of Information in Venezuela

Margarita Lopez Maya – UCV, Venezuela

Venezuela: The Political Crisis of Post Chavism

Rocio San Miguel – Control Ciudadano Venezuela

Venezuela: The Militar Bolivarian State: Where are We Going?

4.00PM – 4.45PM      Q and A

7:30PM                   Speaker’s Dinner with Special Guests

Friday April 18

10.00AM – 12.00PM   Private Session with Special Guest

Chair: Leopoldo Martinez – Center for Democracy and Development in the Americas

7.30 PM                  Closure Dinner


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