International Lecture Series – Venezuela

Nelson BookSubject:  Venezuela under Hugo Chavez

Speaker: Brian A. Nelson

Location:  The Forum, Santa Fe University of Art and Design (formerly College of Santa Fe), 1600 St. Michael’s Drive

Cost: $15 CIR Members

          $20 Non-members & Guests

Brian A. Nelson earned an MFA from the University of Arizona as well as degrees in International Studies and Economics.  He first arrived in Venezuela in 1988 as an AFS high school exchange student and has lived there for many years.  In 2002 he received a Fulbright grant to study Venezuela’s cultural transformation under Hugo Chávez.  He currently teaches at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and, in the summers, at Johns Hopkins University.  His most recent publication is The Silence and the Scorpion:  The Coup Against Chavez and the Making of Modern Venezuela (Nation Books, May 2009) about the 2002 coup.  It was named one of the Best Books of 2009 by The Economist.

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