Dynamics of the crisis, prospects for transition, and implications for the region
Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Time: Membership Social at 7:30 p.m. Program at 8:00 p.m.
Location: SKIDAWAY ISLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
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Dr. Evan Ellis
Dr. Ellis will examine the unfolding crisis in Venezuela, including its origins, and the current dynamics, including the collapse of the Venezuelan economy, the associated refugee crisis, the role of criminal groups and foreign partners. It will examine the struggle by the de jure transitional government of Juan Guaido, with the support of the US and the preponderance of other governments in the region, to secure the exit of Nicolas Maduro and his associates, and restore the democratic order. The talk will also examine how the unfolding crisis is affecting the region and the many challenges of the post-transition phase.
Dr. Evan Ellis is a research professor of Latin American Studies at the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute with a focus on the region’s relationships with China and other non-Western Hemisphere actors, as well as transnational organized crime and populism in the region.
Dr. Ellis has published over 250 works, including the 2009 book China in Latin America: The Whats and Wherefores, the 2013 book The Strategic Dimension of Chinese Engagement with Latin America, the 2014 book, China on the Ground in Latin America, and the 2018 book, Transnational Organized Crime in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Dr. Ellis has presented his work in a broad range of business and government forums in 27 countries across four continents. He has given testimony on Latin America security issues to the US Congress on various occasions, has discussed his work regarding China and other external actors in Latin America on a broad range of radio and television programs, and is cited regularly in the print media in both the US and Latin America for his work in this area.
Dr. Ellis has also been awarded the Order of Military Merit José María Córdova by the Colombian government for his scholarship on security issues in the region.
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SAVE THE DATE
Test your world knowledge at SCWA’s International Trivia Challenge on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church.
Amongst a fun competitive atmosphere, teams answer questions concerning current events, world culture, architecture, cuisine, monuments, and governmental affairs.
Competitors, Teams of 8, & spectators are Welcome!
SCWA annual International Trivia Challenge proceeds benefit local students in their educational world quests!
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