Oberlin College and Conservatory

Global Issues Symposium: Francine Jácome Discusses "Militarization and its Consequences Latin America"

Thursday, March 14 at 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Norman C. Craig Lecture Hall, Science Center
119 Woodland Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

This event is part of the Global Issues Symposium 2019, which carries the theme of "Militarization of Global Politics, Economy & Society." It’s organized by the International Studies Program.  

Panel talk, "Militarization and its Consequences Latin America” will be presented by Francine Jácome, executive director of the Venezuelan Institute for Social and Political Studies (INVESP). The talk is part of a panel titled "Militarized Latin America.’’

There is a new trend in Latin America to increase military participation in civilian areas. The talk will include four main points:

1) Changes in the role of the military in different Latin American sub-regions (Southern Cone, Andean Region and Central America);

2) Main scenarios of violent conflict: domestic (drug traffic, organized crime and it’s transnational scope, paramilitary groups, political and social unrest) and external (growing tensions between Venezuela and its neighbors);

3) Trend towards militarization of public security;

4) The Venezuelan case: A new type of military regime?

Jácome has served as a consultant for OAS, UNITAR, UNESCO, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, International Development Research Centre (IDRC-Canada), Open Society Institute (OSI), Canadian Agency for International Development, European Union and Partners Global.

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