Panel 1 - March 18th
Ricardo Hausmann, Director, Growth Lab; Rafik Hariri Professor of the Practice of International Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School;
Francisco Cox Vial, Lawyer
Panel 2 - March 25th
Luis Almagro, General Secretary of the Organization of the American States (OAS);
María Gabriela Ponce, Professor, and researcher of the Economic and Social Research Institute of the Catholic University “Andrés Bello”, Venezuela
The Venezuelan crisis is, first of all, a humanitarian one triggered by the gradual collapse of the state, the GDP collapse amidst hyperinflation, the biggest humanitarian crisis of refugees and migrants in the region, and systematic violations of human rights. The Venezuelan humanitarian crisis has been aggravated by the pandemic -a crisis within a crisis. The seminars will analyze the current dimension of the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and the international initiatives to advance in a comprehensive solution.
Presented in collaboration with Growth Lab at Harvard's Center for International Development