By Stansfield  Smith

Updated schedule for Steve Ellner Speaking Tour on the Hardship Imposed on the Venezuelan people by US-Canadian Sanctions

As part of a campaign to educate the public and organize a stronger movement against ongoing – and ever increasing – US and Canadian sanctions and intervention on the Venezuelan people, we are organizing a US-Canada speaking tour by Steve Ellner during October and November.
 This is now more important with the recent US-Colombia backed assassination attempt on Venezuela President Maduro on August 4, and recent US judge ruling authorizing the seizure of Citgo’s assets in the US.
 If you or your organization are interesting in inviting him to speak sometime this fall  – at a university, conference, library or community meeting, please contact us (see below)
 Or, if you have suggestions for us about where he could speak,  let us know.
Thanks, Stan Smith and Teri Mattson,,


Steve Ellner tentative tour schedule so far :

Friday, October 19, Winnipeg

Sunday, October 21, Vancouver

Thursday,  Oct. 25:  12:00pm SALA lunch

Thursday Oct. 25    7:00pm  Consumnes River College, Sacramento, California

Friday,  Oct, 26 7:30 pm Task Force on Americas event

Sunday,  Oct. 28,  10:30 am, Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Sunday,  Oct. 28,  4:00 pm Rossmoor w/potluck dinner

Wednesday,  Oct. 31:   3pm  UC Berkeley Latinx Research Center/Center for Latino Policy Research

Friday Nov 2   2pm Western Oregon University, Monmouth

Friday Nov 2  7 pm Corvallis, Oregon

Saturday Nov 3  Portland  5:30 dinner, 6:30 pm event: The Hardship Imposed on the Venezuelan people by US-Canadian Sanctions

Sunday Nov 4  dinner with National  Lawyers Guild Convention members

Monday Nov 5 Olympia Washington evening Public event

Tuesday Nov 6, 2pm Evergreen College

November 7-9 Seattle

Saturday, November 10, Minneapolis

Monday, Nov. 12,  12 noon,  University of Chicago, Center for Latin American Studies. Foster Hall, Room 103 (1130 E 59th St)

Monday, Nov. 12, 7 pm, Evanston Public Library

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 12:30 pm Purdue University NW (Hammond, IN)

Wednesday, Nov. 14,  1:30 pm   Student Peace Action Network, McHenry County College Crystal Lake, Illinois

Wednesday, Nov. 14,  6:30 pm  Milwaukee, University of Wisconsin

Thursday, Nov. 15,  6 pm University of Missouri, Kansas City

Friday November 16  University of Missouri, Kansas City, Latinx and Latin American Studies Program

Saturday, December 1, 1 pm  Barco Law Building, University of Pittsburgh, co-sponsored by Pittsburgh Anti-Imperialist League

Monday, December 3, Columbus, Ohio

For more information on this tour:, 773-322-3168

Steve Ellner earned his Ph.D. in Latin American history at the University of New Mexico in 1980. Since 1977 he has taught economic history and political science at the Universidad de Oriente in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela and for a ten year period taught in the graduate school of law and political science of the Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Among his book publications are:

Rethinking Venezuelan Politics: Class, Polarization and the Chávez Phenomenon. (2008);

Venezuelan Politics in the Chávez Era: Class, Polarization and Conflict (co-editor, 2003);

Venezuela: Hugo Chávez and the Decline of an “Exceptional” Democracy” (co-editor, 2007);

The Pink Tide Experiences: Breakthroughs and Shortcomings in Twenty-First Century  (2019)