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Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013

Time: Membership Social at 7:30
Program at 8:00 p.m.

Location: Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. (behind the Visitor's Center) Directions and Map
Access: Open to the public and free for members, students and accompanying family members, educators and active military and their dependents. $10.00 charge for non-members.

Dr. Javier Corrales


Hugo Chavez died March 5, 2013. He was a powerful force in his own country and across Latin America and elsewhere. Dr. Javier Corrales gave an exciting lecture last year about the outlook for Venezuela and other countries during Chavez' declining health. This time he will take a look backward, and forward, to see what has happened and what is likely to happen. Dr. Corrales lively and high-spirited talk was a big hit last year and we have every reason to believe he will once again deliver an informative and entertaining lecture.

Javier Corrales is professor of Political Science at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He obtained his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University. He is the co-author of Dragon in the Tropics: Hugo Chávez and the Political Economy of Revolution in Venezuela (Brookings Institution Press, 2011), the co-editor of The Politics of Sexuality in Latin America: A Reader on GLBT Rights (University of Pittsburgh Press 2010), and author of Presidents Without Parties: the Politics of Economic Reform in Argentina and Venezuela in the 1990s (Penn State University Press 2002). His research has been published in academic journals such as Comparative Politics, World Development, Political Science Quarterly, International Studies Quarterly, World Policy Journal, Latin American Politics and Society, Journal of Democracy, Latin American Research Review, Studies in Comparative International Studies, Current History, and Foreign Policy. He serves on the editorial board of Latin American Politics and Society and Americas Quarterly. In 2009, he was a visiting scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard and a visiting fellow at the Center for Latin American Research at the University of Amsterdam. He is also working on a book manuscript on constitutional reforms in Latin America. In 2005, he was a Fulbright Scholar in Caracas, Venezuela. In 2000, he became one of the youngest scholars ever to be selected as a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. In 2010, he was appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to the board of the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities. He also serves on the editorial board of Latin American Politics and Society and Americas Quarterly and he has been a consultant for the World Bank, the United Nations, the Center for Global Development, Freedom House, and the American Academy of Arts and Science.



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