The NYU Brademas Center and NYU Washington, DC welcomed distinguished experts and international leaders to discuss the crisis in Venezuela, as well as the next steps in rebuilding the country’s economy, infrastructure, and institutions. Venezuela is in the midst of an unprecedented economic and political crisis. Opposition leaders within the country and the international community are looking ahead to a democratic transition of power, while at the same time focusing on the reconstruction of Venezuela’s economy. At this crucial tipping point, any decision regarding this South American country will determine its future trajectory. During this event, Dr. Cynthia J. Arnson, Director, Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Miriam Kornblith, Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, National Endowment for Democracy, and Michael Shifter, President, Inter-American Dialogue discussed the effects of this turmoil on the region as well as possible options to address the growing crisis. Geovanny Vicente Romero, Founder, Dominican Republic Center of Public Policy, Leadership and Development (CPDL-RD) and writer for CNN, moderated the discussion.