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"Building the Commune: Venezuela's Radical Democracy," a talk by George Ciccariello-Maher

George Ciccariello-Maher

co-sponsored by the department of government. and the department of history.

Monday, April 11, 2016 at 12:15pm  to 1:20pm  Stimson Hall, 105 204 East Ave., Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Ciccariello-Maher, PhD, is an expert and frequent media commentator on social movements, particularly in Latin America. His most recent book, We Created Chávez: A People's History of the Venezuelan Revolution (Duke University Press, 2013), examines social movements and revolutionary groups active before and during the era of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. Ciccariello-Maher also teaches, researches and writes about race, racism, prisons and policing in the U.S. and internationally, including how race is associated with suspicion and guilt. He has been a media commentator for such outlets as The New York Times, Al Jazeera, CNN Español, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and the Christian Science Monitor, and his opinion pieces have run in the New York Times’ “Room for Debate,” The Nation, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Fox News Latino. He previously taught political theory at U.C. Berkeley, San Quentin State Prison and the Venezuelan School of Planning in Caracas.