Please join WOLA and Tulane University’s Center for Inter-American Policy and Research for the second of a 2-part event series on the humanitarian and economic impact of U.S. sanctions on Venezuela. The event will be held at Tulane University, but will be available for livestreaming on WOLA’s event page and on the Stone Center for Latin American Studies’ YouTube page on the day of the event. The livestream will begin at 12:30 p.m. EST/11:30 a.m. CST.

The Venezuelan economy is in a tailspin that has its roots in years of corruption and mismanagement. Starting with financial sanctions in 2017 and oil sanctions in 2019, however, U.S. measures have aggravated the country’s deep humanitarian emergency.

As Venezuela’s economy has continued to decline, analysts and academics have tried to discern the extent to which U.S. sectoral sanctions have contributed to declining oil production, and if this can be linked to the humanitarian crisis. Join the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and Tulane University’s Center for Inter-American Policy Research for a discussion on U.S. sanction policy towards Venezuela, its impact on the ground, and how to best mitigate the broader humanitarian impact of this policy.

Event Details:

Monday, January 27, 2020

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST (12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST)

Greenleaf Conference Room

Jones Hall, Tulane University

New Orleans, LA


Geoff Ramsey

Director for Venezuela


Francisco Monaldi

Fellow in Latin American Energy Policy

Baker Institute

Francisco Rodriguez

Director, Oil For Venezuela

Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Professor, Tulane University



David Smilde

Senior Fellow, WOLA

Charles A. and Leo M. Favrot Professor of Human Relations, Tulane University


For more information, please contact Kristen Martinez-Gugerli at or +1 (202) 797-2171.