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Venezuela: a tough transition to democracy

January 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Dr. Paul D. Esqueda, Sr. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Penn State Berks and a Professor of Engineering, will discuss Venezuela during the World Affairs Council’s Jan. 8 luncheon program. He will give an update on main events in Venezuela during 2019 and will share his vision of a potential transition to democracy.

Esqueda’s areas of interest are project management, negotiations and operations management. He has a particular interest in developing negotiation case studies. For the last 30 years, Esqueda has been primarily dedicated to administration in academic institutions.

His previous positions include Division Head of Engineering, Business and Computing at Penn State Berks; Dean of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Administration (IESA) in Caracas, Venezuela; and President of the Engineering Research Institute also in Caracas.

Esqueda served as a consultant for the European Union to review the European Union Latin American Scholarship Program from 2003-2008. He was part of a panel of 20 experts (10 from Europe and 10 from Latin America) that met every year in Brussels to audit the program and advise the EU on the development of the program.

He earned an engineering degree from the University of North London, England, and a master’s and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Penn State.

To Register:
Call (610) 375-7880 or email contactus@wacreading.org

Cost to attend:
Members $23
Non-Members $30
Without Meal $10
Ambassadors Included


January 8
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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