News & Views: Political Unrest in Venezuela

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News & Views: Political Unrest in Venezuela

Before January 23, 2019, the situation in Venezuela was already difficult. Amid hyperinflation, food shortages, and widespread discontent towards the current political regime, over three million Venezuelans had emigrated elsewhere in the last six years, while many at home had organized to protest President Nicolás Maduro. That day, however, opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself acting president, citing allegations of election fraud that would illegitimize Maduro’s victor. With governments across the globe now forced to pick sides in the conflict, what happens next? In this conversation with Jason Seawright, professor of political science at Northwestern University, the News & Views event committee will discuss how the Venezuela crisis came to be, and how recent events have changed the country’s relationship to the United States and others.

Lunch will be provided. News and Views is a student-led event series on news of the day that provides UChicago students with the opportunity to hear from prominent Chicago-Based academic, civic, and media leaders in a meaningful conversation. This event is free and open to UChicago students. If you cannot attend, please cancel your ticket order on Eventbrite so others may register. Registration is required. Tickets are general admission and registration does not guarantee a seat. Tickets are non-transferable. Doors will open 30 minutes before the event begins. Any unclaimed seats will be released 10 minutes before the event begins. Please contact the Institute of Politics at or 773-834-4671 for any other questions or accommodation requests.
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