The Crisis in Venezuela: Understanding the Origins of the Present Moment


September 26, 2017    
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10016

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Tuesday, September 26, 5–7pm
Skylight Room (9100), The Graduate Center

Please join us for a presentation by Edgardo Lander (Central University of Venezuela) followed by a conversation with Naomi Schiller (Brooklyn College) and Alejandro Velasco (New York University), moderated by Julie Skurski (The Graduate Center, CUNY).

Please join us for a reception in room 5109 following the event.

Edgardo Lander is a Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) in Caracas, Venezuela who has long worked on social movements, global capitalism, and postcolonial theory. He helped organize the Social Forum meeting in Caracas in 2006, is a member of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation’s Working Group on Alternatives to Development , a member of the Political Ecology Working Group (Latin American Social Science Council), and is a fellow of the Transnational Institute’s New Politics group.  He is currently active in the Citizen’s Platform in Defense of the Constitution, which was created in response to the current crisis in Venezuela.  Published widely in academic journals and the press, he is the author and editor of books that include: Neoliberalismo, sociedad civil y democraciaEnsayos sobre América Latina y Venezuela, La colonialidad del saber: Eurocentrismo y ciencias sociales, perspectivas latinoamericanas,  and Promesas en su laberinto: cambios y continuidades en los gobiernos progresistas de América Latina.

Recent work by Edgardo Lander can be found on the Real News Network and Aporrea.


The Crisis in Venezuela: Understanding the Origins of the Present Moment
Date: September 26, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room
Address: 365 Fifth Avenue, New York 10016 (View Map)