GIGA Event

Venezuela’s Protracted Crisis: Any Way Forward?



People in front of a Chavez graffiti in Venezuela
© Reuters / Mariana Bazo

  • As the economic and social crisis in Venezuela deepen, the political stalemate seems to persist. The roundtable follows up on the conversation with Ambassador Daniel Kriener in the GIGA Berlin Office in April 2019. It will again bring together scholars and practitioners to discuss the perspectives of the country in the context of heightened domestic and international polarization, as the COVID-19 crisis adds to the social and economic pressures. It will also ask for policy options for international actors. After a first round among the panelists, the roundtable will open into a broad debate with all participants. 

    Discussants: Daniel Kriener is German Ambassador to Venezuela  Prof. Dr. Merike Blofield is Director of the GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies Prof. Dr. Sabine Kurtenbach is Lead Research Fellow of the GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies Dr. Alejandro Márquez is expert at the Latin America Institute of the Freie Universität Berlin

    Moderator: Prof. Dr. Bert Hoffmann is Head of the GIGA Berlin Office and a Senior Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies


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