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The state of Venezuelan democracy and the rule of law after the recall referendum: sliding towards authoritarian rule?

By Ana Julia Jatar

When: Wednesday, March 23th. Hour: 6:00pm

Where: Land Lecture Hall, 4th Floor Belfer Building, Kennedy School of Governement, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA

Mrs. Ana Julia Jatar is a Venezuelan Economist and Political Analyst. She has been actively involved in various projects of democracy advocacy in Venezuela through her participation in some of the leading NGOs like SUMATE and LIDERAZGO y VISION. Among her extensive professional experience, she has been Director of various programs at the Inter-American Dialog in Washington, DC, and has been Fellow of the Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. She has also authored the book The Cuban Way --an original analysis of the economic policies and trends in socialist Cuba--. Additionaly, she has been Professor at IESA, Venezuela's leading business school and was the founder and first Director of the Venezuelan Anti-Monopoly Agency (PROCOMPETENCIA). Mrs. Jatar is an Economist holding a PhD degree from The University of Warwick, England.

Contact: Omar Zambrano (omar_zambrano at

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