Ana Julia Jatar

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Ana Julia Jatar "has served as a member of the Executive Committee and Director of the Political Discrimination Project at SUMATE, an NGO established in 2003 to defend political and electoral rights in Venezuela. While at SUMATE, she wrote a book titled Apartheid in the XXI Century. In the early 90’s she served in the Venezuelan government and was appointed head of the anti-trust agency. During her term, she was also responsible for drafting the norms and regulations for implementing competition policy in Venezuela for the first time. From 1994 until 2001 she was a Senior Fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington DC, where she dealt with trade, antitrust and other US/Latin-American policy issues. In 1995 she became the director of the Dialogue's Cuba Program and wrote a book on Cuba titled The Cuban Way. The book received the Choice Award as Outstanding Academic Book. While in Washington, she was the co-host of “Choque de Opiniones” on CNN en Español. From 2001 to 2003 she was a visiting fellow at the David Rockefeller Center, Harvard University where she investigated the growing economic and political bonds between Fidel Castro's and Hugo Chavez's governments. She is member of the Editorial Committee of El Nacional, Venezuela’s leading daily newspaper where she also writes a bi-weekly op-ed piece. Dr. Jatar has a PhD in economics from Warwick University in the UK." [1]

She is married to Ricardo Hausmann.

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  1. 2007 - 2008 Carr Center Fellows, Carr Center, accessed November 1, 2007.