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Outlining a Roadmap for Successful Negotiations in Venezuela

May 27, 2021 • 1:30 – 2:45 pm EDT

Please join the CSIS Americas Program for a livestream expert discussion about key considerations that will affect a future negotiation attempt in Venezuela.

As the political and social conditions inside Venezuela continue to deteriorate, a mediated negotiation remains one of the only viable solutions to the crisis. However, all past negotiation attempts between the Maduro regime and the Venezuelan opposition failed to facilitate national reconciliation.

The Future of Venezuela Initiative of the CSIS Americas Program conducted a series of roundtables and completed an in-depth study of the current status of negotiations in Venezuela, with a particular focus on lessons learned from previous dialogue efforts, both in the country and abroad. Analysis was conducted through interviews with policy experts, desk research and a series of 3 workshops that highlighted the voices of over 100 participants who brought perspectives from civil society, the international community, past negotiation processes, Chavismo, and the Venezuelan opposition. The project resulted in the publication of a policy brief titled, “Lessons for Negotiations in Venezuela: A Roadmap,” which outlines actionable recommendations that, if taken, may contribute to improving prospects for a negotiated solution to the crisis. This virtual event will highlight key findings of that report and feature reflections from a panel of high-level policy experts from Venezuela, Colombia, Canada, and the United States. 

Dr. John Hamre, CSIS President and CEO, will offer introductory remarks. Moises Rendon, Senior Associate with the Americas Program and former Director of the Future of Venezuela Initiative, will moderate the discussion.

This event was made possible through generous funding from the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives.

John J. Hamre
CSIS President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership
Moises Rendon

Moises Rendon

Former Senior Associate (Non-resident), Americas Program
Juan Cruz
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Americas Program and Director, Argentina-U.S. Strategic Forum
State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Norway
Senior Researcher and Visiting Scholar, Office of Population Research, Princeton University
Director Venezuela Task Force, Global Affairs Canada