Hello Lenin: Students and Socialism in Venezuela

  • Starts3:30 pm on Monday, March 4, 2024
  • Ends5:00 pm on Monday, March 4, 2024

Join us for lecture by David Smilde, Charles A and Leo M Favrot Professor of Human Relations, Tulane University and Senior Fellow, Washington Office on Latin America.

David Smilde's research focuses on social movements, human rights and culture in Venezuela, a country he has researched for thirty years, living there a total of sixteen. He has taught at the Universidad Central de Venezuela and the Universidad Católica Ándres Bello.

Smilde recently published The Paradox of Violence in Venezuela: Revolution, Crime and Policing (Pittsburgh 2022). In the introduction, he and coeditors Verónica Zubillaga and Rebecca Hanson provide a new explanation for why violence surged during Chavismo, despite a decline in poverty and inequality.

This event takes place as part of the Ecstein Distinguished Lecture Series on Latin America in the World. Sponsored by the Pardee School of Global Studies in collaboration with the Center for Latin American Studies.

Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road

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