Javier Corrales on Chavismo after Chávez


(Photo credit:  BBC)

(Photo credit: BBC)

One of our most popular speakers, Dr. Javier Corrales,  Associate Professor of Political Science at Amherst College, will speak at an Instant Issues event on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at noon on Chavismo after Chávez in the Community Room at 1350 Main Street—3rd Floor (Sovereign Bank), downtown Springfield.

The cost for members is $5 without a lunch and $15 with a lunch provided.  Nonmembers cost is $10 without a lunch and $20 with a lunch provided.  To reserve a sandwich (tuna, turkey or vegetarian), email or call the World Affairs Council office at 413-733-0110.  You can also register and pay online with a credit card here.

RSVP deadline for this event is Monday, February 4, 2013.

Most radicals will remember Hugo Chávez for his spending side. Javier Corrales tells us he should be remembered also for his selling side.

Javier Corrales at an Instant Issues event in April 2011

Javier Corrales at an Instant Issues event in April 2011

Javier Corrales authored or co-authored U.S.-Venezuela Relations since the 1990s: Coping with Midlevel Security Threats, Dragon in the Tropics: Hugo Chávez and the Political Economy of Revolution in Venezuela and Presidents Without Parties, edited The Politics of Sexuality in Latin America and is a contributor to The Huffington Post. His research has been published in academic journals such as Comparative Politics, World Development, Political Science Quarterly, World Policy Journal, Latin American Politics and Society, Latin American Research Review, Current History, and Foreign Policy. He serves on the editorial board of Latin American Politics and Society.

The Instant Issues series is generously sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, Wilbraham & Monson Academy, Prosperity Candle and A. L. Cignoli Company, Our media sponsor is BusinessWest.

About Cynthia Melcher

Cynthia Melcher is Executive Director of the World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts
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