*This talk has been cancelled*
Margarita Lopez Maya, Senior Professor-Researcher, Center for Development Studies (CENDES), Central University of Venezuela
Margarita López Maya is a historian and PhD in Social Sciences of the Universidad Central de Venezuela. She is Senior Professor-Researcher of the Center for Development Studies (CENDES) also of the UCV. Professor López Maya has been editor of Revista Venezolana de Economía y Ciencias Sociales and on the Board of the Latin American Social Sciences Council (CLACSO). She has been recognized as an important expert in Modern Venezuelan History. Among her publications: Venezuela: Del Viernes Negro al Referendo Revocatorio [From Black Friday to the Presidential Recall] (Grupo Alfa, 2005), Editor of Ideas para construir el socialismo del siglo XXI [Ideas to build Socialism of the 21st Century] (Grupo Alfa, 2010 y 2011), Democracia Participativa en Venezuela. Orígenes, leyes, percepciones y desafíos [Participative Democracy in Venezuela. Origins, laws, perceptions and challenges] (Centro Gumilla, 2011), El Estado Descomunal (El Nacional Editora, 2013) & “The Political Crisis of Postchavism” (Margarita López Maya), Social Justice, 2014.