[program below the fold]

9:00-9:15 a.m.            WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

Richard Snyder, Director, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Brown University

Verónica Zubillaga, Universidad Simón Bolívar; and Visiting Fellow in “Security Challenges in the Americas,” Watson Institute for International Studies and Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Brown University

9:15-10:45 a.m.          THEORIZING THE VENEZUELAN STATE IN THE CHAVEZ

AND POST-CHAVEZ ERAS

Moderator: María Esperanza Casullo, Brown University

Boris Muñoz, Freelance journalist

Autoritarianism and Media Hegemony. From Chávez to Maduro.

David Smilde, University of Georgia

Networks of Power: A Neo-Weberian Theory of the Venezuelan Conflict

James McGuire, Wesleyan University

Sources of Populist Resilience: Peronismo vs. Chavismo

10:45-11:00 a.m.        Coffee Break

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.            A VIEW FROM BELOW: PEOPLE’S MOVEMENTS IN THE CHAVEZ AND POST-CHAVEZ ERAS

Moderator: Verónica Zubillaga, Universidad Simón Bolívar

George Ciccariello-Maher, Drexel University

From Colectivosto Comunas: The Future of Venezuela’s Revolutionary Movements

Alejandro Velasco, New York University

Where Are the Barrios? Street Protest and Popular Politics in Venezuela, Then and Now

Naomi Schiller, Temple University

Denuncias on Community and State Television in

Venezuela

12:30-2:00 p.m.          Lunch for invited conference participants

 

2:00-3:30 p.m.            LIVING IN A STATE OF FEAR: VIOLENCE AND CITIZEN

SECURITY IN TIMES OF BOLIVARIAN REVOLUTION

[NB:This panel and the following will be held in the McKinney Auditorium, Watson Institute, 3rd floor]

Moderator: Richard Snyder, Brown University

Robert Samet, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

The Republic of Victims: Crime, Journalism, and the Politics of Security in Caracas, Venezuela

Verónica Zubillaga, Universidad Simón Bolívar

A “Pacific but Armed Revolution”: Understanding the Paradox of Bolivarian Venezuela

Rebecca Hanson, University of Georgia

The Bolivarian Revolution and Citizen Security Reform: Taking Stock of “Socialist-Humanist” Security Six Years In

3:30-3:45 p.m.            Coffee Break

3:45-4:45 p.m.            PLENARY DISCUSSION: WHAT IS TO BE DONE?

With opening remarks by Abraham Lowenthal, University of Southern California

7:00 p.m.                    Dinner for invited conference participants