David Smolansky is a Venezuelan emerging political leader living in exile since 2017. He works on regional security, democracy, and human rights issues with a specific focus on Venezuelan migrants and refugees. Currently, Smolansky works at the Organization of American States (OAS) as the Coordinator of the Working Group for Venezuelan Migrants and Refugees. The OAS is the oldest regional organization with a mandate to promote security, human rights, democracy and development in the Americas. This talk was recorded for the Draper Hills Summer Fellowship program at Stanford, 2019.