President Hugo Chávez was larger than life, stirring hope and controversy while helping to change the political trajectory of Venezuela and Latin America. His death raises pressing and difficult questions: what will become of his political project at home? What are the prospects for regional integration in his wake? How will the United States respond to a post-Chávez landscape?
Listen to the audio of the panelists answering these questions and discussing other topics related to the Venezuelan transition at the roundtable discussion that took place at NYU on March 13.
Listen to the second half of the discussion.
Moderator: Alejandro Velasco, New York University
Dario Azzellini, Johannes Kepler Universität
Naomi Schiller, Temple University
Fred Rosen, North American Congress on Latin America
Atenea Gimenez, Red de Comunas (direct from Venezuela via Skype)
Steve Ellner, Universidad de Oriente (direct from Venezuela via Skype)
David Smilde, Univerity of Georgia (direct from Venezuela via Skype)
Sponsored by the Gallatin Journal of Global Affairs, the North American Congress on Latin America, and the Center For Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU.