Latin America Experts

Research Professor, Escuela de Gobierno y Politica Pública
Marco Antonio Fernández is a research professor in the School of Government at Tec de Monterrey and a researcher associate at Mexico Evalúa. He specializes in political economy, particularly on education policy, decentralization, clientelism, transparency, corruption and the challenges of good governance. He received his B.A. in Political Science at ITAM, Mexico. He has a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Polit...
Ph.D. Candidate, Georgetown University
Devin Finn is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Government at Georgetown University. In her research she focuses on connections between comparative processes of political mobilization and violence, with an emphasis on Latin America and South Asia. Over the last two years Devin carried out field research in various sites in India and Peru. Other interests include the dynamics of violence in ci...
Professor, International Development Program, School of International Service, American University
My interest in accountability goes back to growing up during the 1960s in an internationalist household concerned about the relationship between injustice and impunity. In college I combined a broad study of international affairs with human rights activism, which inspired my interest in seeing what building democracy looks like up close. After living in New York City, Nicaragua and Mexico, I decid...
Associate Director for Research, National Council of La Raza
Boston University
Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies, Department of History, Cornell University
María Cristina García is the Howard A. Newman Professor of American Studies in the Department of History at Cornell University, where she teaches courses on immigration history. She is the author of Seeking Refuge: Central American migration to Mexico, the United States, and Canada (2006); Havana USA: Cuban Exiles and Cuban Americans in South Florida (1996); and articles and book chapters on refug...
Security and Conflict Resolution Expert; Former Consultant, United Nations Development Program and Organization of American States
Juan Carlos Garzón is a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center and a researcher for the United Nations Development Programme’s “Human Development Report for Latin America 2013.” Recently he worked as part of the research team for the “Report on the Drug Problem in the Americas” at the Organization of American States (OAS), where he previously worked as a specialist and se...
Chile’s Ambassador-designate to the People’s Republic of China; Former Chilean Cabinet Minister and Ambassador; CIGI Professor of Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Professor of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University
Jorge Heine was was named by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet as Ambassador of Chile to China in April 2014. He is CIGI Professor of Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Professor of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University, and a current Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Latin American Program Global Fellow. A past vice-president of the Inte...
Consulting Director, Latin American Program
Desde hace algunos años trabaja como consultor e investigador independiente para organizaciones peruanas e internacionales en temas de seguridad. Se desempeña también como columnista político en diversos medios en el Perú.De 1986 al 2001 fue miembro del Instituto de Defensa Legal uno de los más importantes organismos no gubernamentales del Perú, del cual fue director en tres periodos diferentes.De...
Program Coordinator, AmazonIEA, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Maritta Koch-Weser has a distinguished career spanning more than three decades in international development, as anthropologist and environmentalist. She has field experience in Latin America, South & East Asia, and in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and some countries of the Former Soviet Union. She has led major environmental & social assessmen...

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