Venezuela Colloquium

Institute of Latin American Studies at La Trobe University


Venezuela Colloquium

Date and Time: Saturday, November 2, 2013

Venue: La Trobe City Campus:  215 Franklin St. (opposite Queen Victoria Market)

The Colloquium is free and open to the public

9.00 – 9.15  Registration and Welcome

9. 15-11.15          Panel One

1. Raul Sánchez Urribarri [La Trobe], “Notes on Venezuelan Constitutionalism”

2. Guy Emerson (ANU:ANCLAS), “Regenerating Revolution: Communal Councils, Posthegemony and the Importance of Civil Society”

3. Federico Fuentes [Sydney], “Venezuela’s 21st Century Socialism: Neo-Developmentalism or Radical Alternative?”

4. Carlos Morreo (ANU)  “Venezuela, or the Underlying Politics of Modernity”

11.15-11.30         Coffee/tea break

11.30-12.45         Keynote Lecture:  Steve Ellner (Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela and Visiting Scholar ANU:ANCLAS)

 “Diversity and Conflict in the Chavista Movement in Venezuela”

12.45 -2.00          Lunch

2.00-5.45  Panel  2  Music and Film in Venezuela

2.00-2.45    Enrique del Rey Cabero (La Trobe) (+ Jesús)  “Venezuela, the Future of El Sistema and the Construction of a New Orchestral Sound”

2.45-3.30    Prize-Winning Venezuelan Film:  ‘Patas Arriba’.  Director:  Alejandro Garcia Widermann (2011)

                   “Renato knows his time is running out, meanwhile he teaches his six-year-old granddaughter the importance of the small things in life, the value of friendship and the respect towards other people’s views. His own kids have issues of their own with plans to put him in an old people’s home. With the help of his granddaughter Carlota, he plans to escape and sail from Venezuela to Salvador de Bahia in Brazil, as he once promised to his deceased wife”.

3.30-3.45    Coffee and Tea Break  

3.45—        A concert of Venezuelan music played by the Melbourne-based Venezuelan conjunto: “Cambur Pintón”

Followed by a reception (with nibbles and drinks)

5.30pm       Close of Venezuelan Colloquium