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January 2020

Venezuela after Chávez

January 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Jefferson Hotel: The Grand Ballroom, 101 W Franklin St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States

Venezuela was once one of the riches countries in Latin America.  After the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez in 2013, he not only left an authoritarian legacy, but his economic policies had become unsustainable. Venezuela is now home to an economic and humanitarian crisis, including civil unrest, hyperinflation, food shortages and lack of medical supplies. President Nicolas Maduro was re-elected in 2018 but the poll was widely dismissed as rigged. National Assembly leader Juan Guaidó labelled Mr. Maduro a…

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May 2020

Putin’s World

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Jefferson Hotel: The Grand Ballroom, 101 W Franklin St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States

Date: to be announced Speaker: Dr. Angela Stent Dr. Angela Stent is director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies and a professor of government and foreign service at Georgetown University. She is also a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and co-chairs its Hewett Forum on post-Soviet affairs. Former positions include a fellowship at the Transatlantic Academy of the German Marshall Fund, a role as national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence…

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