WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas

The Impact of U.S. Sanctions on Oil Production and the Humanitarian Emergency in Venezuela

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. CST (12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST) Monday, 27 January 2020
New Orleans, LA

AP Photo/Fernando Llano

This event will be at Tulane University, but will be available for livestreaming on this web page and on the Stone Center for Latin American Studies’ YouTube page on the day of the event. Please only RSVP if you plan on attending the event in person at Tulane University.

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