Special Programs - Venezuela and the Search for Just Development: Envisioning 21st Century Socialism
Bernardo Alvarez Herrera
Ambassador of Venezuela to the United States
Bernardo Alvarez Herrera became Ambassador of Venezuela to the United States on Jan. 27, 2003. Previously, he held various public positions such as Vice Minister of Hydrocarbons at the Ministry of Energy and Mines, Deputy to the National Congress, Vice Chairman of the Armed Forces Committee and Chairman of the Energy and Mines Committee, Executive Secretary of the Working Group on Political Reforms of the Presidential Commission for the Reform of the State and Chief of the Research and Development Division at the Venezuelan Institute of Foreign Trade. In the international area he has held positions as Representative of Venezuela and Member of the Executive Committee to the U.S. Energy Council, Principal Coordinator for Venezuela in the Cooperation Agreement on Energy with the United States, and Head of the Venezuelan Delegation to the Ministerial Conferences of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. He has taught at the School of Political and Administrative studies of the Universidad Central de Venezuela and at the Superior School of the Venezuelan Air Force as well as Academic Advisor at the Institute of Higher Studies on National Defense. Ambassador Alvarez holds a degree in Political Science from the Universidad Central de Venezuela and a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the University of Sussex, England.
UWM Center for International Education
UWM Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Latin American Solidarity Committee