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Understanding Venezuela: A review of the country’s politics, the economy and social indicators

Latin American Student Association (LASA) at Columbia University

Monday, April 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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LASA Presents

As part of our series Inside Latin America:

Understanding Venezuela: A review of the country’s politics, the economy and social indicators


The Economy: Dr. Alejandro Grisanti- Barclays Capital Latin America

The Political System: Dr. Leonardo Vivas- Harvard Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

Social Indicators: Dr. Jose Pineda- UNDP’s Human Development Report Office

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Leonardo Vivas, is a Fellow the Carr Center and coordinates the Latin American Initiative. He is a sociologist from Central University in Venezuela, with an M.Phil from University of Sussex, UK, and a Ph.D from Nanterre Université in Paris. He currently teaches Latin American Politics at UMass-Lowell. He founded and for several years has led Latin Roots, an organization devoted to Latino Culture and Education in Massachusetts. Leonardo has been a fellow and associate researcher at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. At Tufts University he taught a course about the Chavez Era in Venezuela. In Venezuela he was Director of Industry in the Development Ministry and founder of several nonprofit organizations.

Professor Vivas has published two books about Venezuela's political crises and co-edited another about grass roots management. He writes for the media both in the Boston area and in Venezuela.

 

Alejandro Grisanti  is the Director for Barclays Capital Latin America and the chief economist for Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Central America and the Caribean. He is the founder and director of Ecoanalitica, an economic and financial consultant for the Venezuelan and Colombian markets.

He has also served as the Chief Economist of Banco de Venezuela, Santander group (2004-2004). He has taught macroeconomics at the Universidad Catolica Andres Bello (UCAB) and the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion (IESA). He was a member of the Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce, and has served as a consultant for the IADB.

Alejandro holds a PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and degrees in economics and computer engeneering from UCAB and the Universidad Simon Bolivar, respectively

José Pineda is a Senior Researcher of the Research Team for the Human Development Report at UNDP. He has extensive research experience in the fields of development and international economics. Prior to joining UNDP, he was Deputy Director of Research for the Andean Development Bank. He has also served as Chief Economist of the Venezuelan-American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and as consultant for the Venezuelan Ministry of Finance, the Venezuelan Central Bank and international organizations, such as the World Bank. He also was professor at the Universidad Central de Venezuela in the field of macroeconomics. José holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland.

Thomas J. Trebat is Executive Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies and of the Institute's Center for Brazilian Studies. Trebat joined Columbia University after a lengthy career on Wall Street dedicated to economic research on Latin America. He previously served as Managing Director and Head of the Latin America team in the Economic and Market Analysis department of Citigroup. He joined Citicorp Securities in 1996 as the head of Emerging Market Research.

Previously, Trebat worked at Bankers Trust, the Ford Foundation, and Chemical Bank. As a senior international economist at Bankers Trust, he was involved in many aspects of country debt negotiations in Brazil, Chile, Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America during the 1980s. At the Ford Foundation, he served for four years as the Regional Director for Latin America and Caribbean Programs. At Chemical Bank, he organized and directed the emerging markets research group.

Trebat is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations. He is the author of Brazil's State-owned Enterprises: A Case Study of the State as Entrepreneur (Cambridge University Press, 1983). He holds a PhD in economics from Vanderbilt University.

 

Have questions about Understanding Venezuela: A review of the country’s politics, the economy and social indicators? Contact Latin American Student Association (LASA) at Columbia University

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School of International & Public Affairs @ Columbia University
420 West 118th Street
Room 1501 (15th floor)
New York, NY 10025

Monday, April 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM (EDT)


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Latin American Student Association (LASA) at Columbia University

LASA is a group of graduate students interested in analyzing current economic, political, environmental and social issues in the region, promoting its culture and enhancing opportunities for future cooperation. Our aim is to foster constant interaction with academic, private and public organizations by organizing year-round, policy-oriented, academic and cultural events for the graduate community of the School of International Affairs and Public Administration. 

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