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Berlin, June 18, 2015

Venezuela - A Failing Utopia

A Critical Asessment of Planned Growth

16 years after Hugo Chavez moved Venezuela towards socialism, the country is facing an ever deepening economic, social and political crisis. The Venezuelan expert José Cordeiro will present how interventionist policies failed to use the country's enormous oil reserves to create large scale wealth.

Programme - June 18, 2015

6.00 p.m.

Venue opens  


6:30 p.m.  


Wolfgang Müller  

Executive Director Institute for Free Enterprise  


6:40 p.m.  

Venezuela - A Failing Utopia  

Dr. José Luis Cordeiro, PhD  


Founding Faculty, Singularity University, NASA, California, USA (www.SingularityU.org)  

Adjunct Professor, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia (www.mipt.ru)  

Director, The Millennium Project, Venezuela Node (www.Millennium-Project.org)  


followed by  

Q & A with the participants and the option for discussions  

About the Author

Jose Luis Cordeiro is a world citizen in our small planet in a big unknown universe. He was born in Latin America, from European parents, was educated in Europe and North America, and has worked extensively in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. He is a tireless traveler and has studied, visited and worked in over 130 countries around the world. He combines his experience in economics and engineering to promote a better world with more freedom and more technology.  

He studied science at Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela, engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, economics at Georgetown University, Washington, and management at INSEAD, France. He is chair of the Venezuela Node of The Millennium Project, founding faculty and energy advisor in Singularity University at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, California, visiting research fellow at IDE-JETRO, Japan, and adjunct professor at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia, and former director of the World Transhumanist Association and the Extropy Institute in the USA.  

He has authored a dozen books in four languages, and has also written and has been interviewed in major media (press, radio and TV) including ABC, BBC,CNN, Chosun Ilbo (Korean Daily), El Comercio (Ecuador), El Comercio (Peru), El Tiempo (Colombia), El Universal (Mexico), El Universal (Venezuela), Los Andes (Argentina),O Estado de Sao Paulo (Brazil), Mainichi Shimbun (Japan Daily News), La Tribune (France), The New York Times, Univision and The Washington Times (USA). He has also filmed documentaries with Discovery Channel and the History Channel.  


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