Conference: Venezuela: Change or Continuity? The Legacy of Hugo Chávez & the Future of the Bolivarian Revolution

April 19, 2013
8:30 am-5:30 pm

Campus Center

Room: Marriott Room

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Professor Angelica Bernal

The recent death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez has raised important and pressing questions.  What might a post-Chavez Venezuela look like?  Can there be a Chavismo without Chavez?  How could a post-Chavez Venezuela affect Latin American regional affairs and integration efforts? How might a post-Chavez era impact US-Venezuelan relations?

This symposium will bring together experts on the subject from across disciplines to share their distinct perspectives on the matter with faculty, students, and the general public. 

Confirmed speakers for this event are:

George Ciccariello-Maher (Drexel University)

Javier Corrales (Amherst College)

Martha Fuentes-Bautista (UMass Amherst)

Margarita López Maya (Universidad Central de Venezuela)

Jennifer McCoy (The Carter Center & Georgia State University)

Francisco J. Monaldi (IESA, Caracas & Harvard Kennedy School)

David Myers (Penn State University)

Carlos Romero (Universidad Central de Venezuela)

David Smilde (University of Georgia)

Miguel Tinker Salas (Pomona College)

Alejandro Velasco (NYU Gallatin)

Mark Weisbrot (Center for Economic and Policy Research)


The event is sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst College, and the UMASS Amherst Center for Latin America, Caribbean and Latino Studies (CLACLS).