Tag: Venezuela

Where is Venezuela Heading?

Greg Wilpert
The Meaning of 21st Century Socialism for Venezuela
Tuesday April 11, 2006 7pm, Pres House Chapel, 731 State St
Autocracy and Democracy in the Venezuelan Conflict
Wednesday April 12 2006, 4pm, room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Seminar for Students and Faculty
Thursday April 13 2006, 12:20pm, room 8108 Social Sciences Building, 1180 Observatory Drive


Wilpert, Gregory (2005) “Venezuela: Participatory Democracy or Government as Usual?Socialism and Democracy, Vol 19, No. 1, March 2005, pp.7-32

Corrales, Javier (2006) “Hugo Boss: How Chavez is Refashioning Dictatorship for a Democratic Age,” Foreign Policy, Jan/Feb 2006

Weisbrot, Mark (2006) “Foreign Policy Fantasies about Venezuela,” in Venezuelanalysis.com, Jan. 3, 2006


    Gregory Wilpert is a German-American freelance writer, sociologist (Ph.D., 1994, Brandeis University), and internationally recognized analyst of Venezuelan politics who has been living and working in Venezuela since 2000. A former Fulbright scholar, Mr. Wilpert has taught at the Central University of Venezuela and since April 2002 has been writing about Venezuelan affairs for a wide variety of publications. His articles have appeared in New Left Review, NACLA Report on the Americas, Socialism and Democracy, and Z Magazine. He currently edits the well known webzine Venezuelanalysis.com, and is completing a book on The History and Policies of the Chávez Presidency, to be published by Verso Books in the summer of 2006.

Imagining a Post-Neoliberal World: Culture and Social Movements

Sujatha Fernandes
“What Comes After Neoliberalism? Collective Action and the Hybrid State in Chávez’s Venezuela”
Tuesday, March 27, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
“'I’m an African': Black Aesthetics and the Making of a Hip Hop Globe”
Wednesday, March 28, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, March 29, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science


SUJATHA FERNANDES is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is the author, most recently, of Close to the Edge: In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation (Verso, 2011). Her other books are Cuba Represent! Cuban Arts, State Power, and the Making of New Revolutionary Cultures (Duke University Press, 2006) and Who Can Stop the Drums? Urban Social Movements in Chávez’s Venezuela (Duke University Press, 2010). Fernandes has written about social movements, global hip hop, and the politics of neoliberalism in both academic journals and popular forums, including The New York Times, The Nation, The Huffington Post, and Colorlines.