MEDIA ADVISORY: Panel on Venezuela: Transition to Democracy?

Posted on Monday, May 26, 2014

The University of Ottawa invites members of the media to a panel discussion on the current socio-political crisis in Venezuela. The panel, presented by the Human Rights Research and Education Centre, will analyze the current human rights and political crisis from different perspectives, as well as examine possible outcomes for Venezuela. 

WHAT: Panel discussion “Venezuela: Transition to Democracy?”
WHEN: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Fauteux Hall, 57 Louis Pasteur, Room 550 (Map)

The following topics will be covered:

  • Neo-authoritarian features of the current regime
  • Militarism of the so-called Bolivarian revolution
  • Structure and dynamics of power in the Bolivarian Revolution
  • Constitutional aspects of the crisis, with particular emphasis on the human rights implications of the dismantling of the judiciary and parliamentary institutions in Venezuela in the last 15 years 

Media inquiries:

Danika Gagnon
Media Relations Officer
University of Ottawa
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 2981
Cell: 613-863-7221 

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