Dr. Maria Victor, president of the Board of Directors of the Canadian, Latin American & Caribbean Policy Centre, CAL&C, received last week the Distinguished Award on Political Economy from the World Association for Political Economy during its fourteenth Forum held in the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

The conference was well attended with scholars from China, Europe, USA, Japan, and Mexico in several fields. It was also attended by the academic community of the University of Winnipeg, teachers and students.

During the conference, Dr. Maria Victor gave a keynote speech on Venezuela, specifically about what is happening, why is it happening, and what are the future scenarios for this country victim of US and extreme right wing attacks. She accompanied her keynote speech with many images of recent events. Dr. Victor received many expressions of solidarity with Venezuela.

Dr. Maria Victor also gave a presentation during a special community event to the broader community.

WAPE honoured Dr. Maria Victor with the Distinguished Award on Political Economy.

“It is very good to receive such recognition and I owe thanks to many people for this”, said Dr Victor while receiving the award.

“I take all this as an opportunity for promoting solidarity with Venezuela and in that all of you are really essential. Thank you all so much for all your support and work for Venezuela in these critical times”, she said.

The World Association for Political Economy Conference theme

The 14th WAPE Forum on “Class, State and Nation in the Twenty-First Century” was designed to address the interaction of class, nation, and state at the domestic and international levels. It was held on July 19-21, 2019, at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada in conjunction with the Geopolitical Economy Research Group (GERG) at the University of Manitoba.