Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM EDT
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The Colony Palm Beach Pavilion Room 
155 Hammon Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480

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Celeste Simon 
World Affairs Council of Palm Beach 

Venezuela’s Descent into Dictatorship 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The Colony Palm Beach Pavilion Room
155 Hammon Avenue
Palm Beach, Florida  33480
6:00 p.m. – Registration & Social
6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Speaker Presentation

Javier El-Hage will discuss the true state of Human Rights in Latin America and beyond

Speaker Profile:

Javier El-Hage is an attorney admitted to practice in the State of New York. He holds Masters degrees in International Law from Columbia University School of Law, and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. From 2006-2008, El-Hage was constitutional law professor at the Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz-Bolivia, in which period he was invited by the Bolivian Constituent Assembly to provide expert testimony on international investment law and international human rights law. Upon conclusion of his LLM at Columbia Law School ('09), and as chief legal officer of the New York-based Human Rights Foundation, El-Hage has taught legal courses and seminars as adjunct faculty at the Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar (based in Ecuador) and the Universidad Francisco Marroquín (in Guatemala). 

His research topics and areas of expertise include International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, International Democracy Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, and International Investment Law & Arbitration. 

El-Hage often lectures about how Chavismo gradually turned Venezuela's stable democracy into an anachronistic, quasi-communist dictatorship where individuals lack the basic political and economic rights that would allow them to lead normal, dignified lives. 

El-Hage is a Senior Fellow at the Ottawa-based Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights

Klon and his wife Tracy live in Maryland where they are active members of their church and where they are raising their four children – Ava, Ethan, Olivia, and Norah.

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