The San Diego Diplomacy Council cordially invites you to a Talk-About Event featuring Dr. Patricia Márquez, Dean of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace studies at University of San Diego, on Tuesday, March 3 at the Coronado Public Library at 6:30pm.
The oil-rich Venezuela is a country in crisis with high levels of chaos, anarchy, poverty and violence. Not that long ago it was hard to imagine a Venezuela defined by extreme corruption, the collapse of all basic services and institutions, massive migration, hyperinflation, and significant political repression.
Dr. Márquez will discuss how Venezuela moved so rapidly from being a budding economy with tremendous oil wealth to a bankrupt society in desperate need of humanitarian aid. Through stories of everyday life, listeners will gain a vibrant picture of economic, political and social aspects essential for understanding the complex dimensions of the Venezuelan crisis. This event is co-hosted with The Worldview Project.
Dr. Márquez joined the USD School of Business in 2007 and has since developed the Center for Peace and Commerce (CPC), the Social Innovation Challenge and the USD Changemaker Hub. Her research has focused on the intersection of business and social value creation, with an emphasis on poverty alleviation through market mechanisms. Previous to joining USD, Dr. Márquez was a professor and dean at IESA, a School of Business in Caracas, Venezuela. In 2016, Dr. Márquez received the San Diego Business Journal Women Who Mean Business Award. In 2017 she received the San Diego Downtown Breakfast Rotary Club Peacemaker of the Year Award and in 2018 the Rotary, District 5340 Pathways to Peace Award and Paul Harris Fellowship.
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