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Dimensions of Democracy in the 21st Century: Venezuela's Democratic Deficit Debate

What: The presentation will provide an overview on the state of democracy in Venezuela and an analysis of the current challenges and scenarios for the future.

When: Thursday, May 26, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Where: FOCAL Board Room, Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL), 1 Nicholas St., Suite 720, Ottawa, Ontario

Who: Dr. Lesley Burns joined FOCAL to manage the governance and civil society portfolio. Prior to joining FOCAL she conducted research throughout Latin America on democratic stability, democratic institutions, elections, Canadian-Latin American relations, international trade and peace agreements and taught international relations. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in International Development, a Masters in Political Science and recently completed a Doctorate in Political Science at the University of British Columbia. Her doctoral research focused on the rule of law and democratic stability.


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