Every day that the Maduro regime remains in place, the conditions in Venezuela further deteriorate. But this doesn’t have to be the country’s future. With a democratic transition, reconstruction will bring international funding and assistance to help reclaim the country’s once bright prospects. It will also require a collective effort from Venezuelan leaders across the political spectrum in the public and private sectors, and key actors from the international community, including multilateral organizations and multinational corporations. What could be a different future for Venezuela, and how do we get there? How would this translate into improved lives for the Venezuelan people including the military?

Join the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on Thursday, April 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. (EDT), for a discussion that will lay out a vision for what the future of Venezuela could look like after democracy is restored. Special Representative Elliott Abrams will provide a policy address.

Registration is Required


Elliott Abrams

Special Representative for Venezuela

Department of State

Opening Remarks

Frederick Kempe

President and CEO

Atlantic Council

Additional Speakers

Ambassador Carlos Vecchio

Ambassador to the United States

Interim Government of Venezuela

Gabriela Ramírez*

Former Ombudswoman

Venezuelan Supreme Court of Justice

Jonathan Powell

Associate Professor

Department of Political Science

University of Central Florida


Jason Marczak


Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Atlantic Council

*Joining via video conference

For more information, visit our page about Venezuela or follow us on Twitter @ACLatAm using #ACVenezuela and on Facebook.

*No signs will be permitted*