Video On Demand

Crisis Response: Tracking Venezuela's Unprecedented Migrant and Refugee Flows

September 18, 2018 • 10:00 – 11:30 am EDT

Please join CSIS Americas for a public discussion on the current state of Venezulea's migrant/refugee crisis. Over 2 million Venezuelans have fled the country over the past two years. Increasing waves of migrants and refugees are expected in the upcoming weeks and months—especially after Nicolas Maduro's economic announcements last month.

This event will focus on the impact of the flow of refugees and migrants leaving Venezuela, including serious humanitarian, economic, security and social challenges in key countries in the region, and the response of the United States and the international community. Presentations will be made by each of our featured panelists, followed by a moderated discussion with CSIS Associate Director and Venezuelan expert Moises Rendon and time for audience questions. 

Panelists Include:

Marta Costanzo Youth
Director of the Office of Europe, Central Asia & the Americas in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. Department of State 

Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian
Director of the Department of Social Inclusion of the Secretariat for Access to Rights and Equity, Organization of American States 

Matthew Reynolds 
Regional Representative for the US and the Caribbean, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Ambassador Francisco Santos
Colombian Ambassador to the United States

Mark Schneider
Senior Adviser, CSIS Americas Program

This event was made possible through support from CSIS.


Moises Rendon

Moises Rendon

Former Senior Associate (Non-resident), Americas Program