Latin America Experts
Professor of International Security at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University; Visiting Professor, Georgetown University
Dr. Luis Bitencourt was appointed to CHDS in July 2005. Prior to joining NDU, Dr. Bitencourt was the Director of the Brazil Project (2000-2005) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Visiting Professor at the Georgetown University.For most of his professional life, Dr. Bitencourt simultaneously pursued two careers. In the Brazilian federal administration, he performed several...
Professor of History, University of California, Riverside
Trained broadly as a Latin Americanist historian, I have devoted most of my scholarly career to research on modern Argentina. I made my first trip to the country some thirty years ago, in the midst of the military dictatorship that I am currently studying. I have traveled widely in Latin America and lived in several of the countries for extended periods of time, but I have specialized in Argentine...
Professor at Central University of Venezuela and Director, Social Science Laboratory (LACSO) Caracas, Venezuela
I was born in Valera, Trujillo State, Venezuela, and I was enrolled in basic education in La Salle Schools in Barranquilla, Colombia and in Caracas, Venezuela. I studied sociology at Central University of Venezuela where I obtained a degree in Sociology in 1974. In 1975 I studied in the University of Grenoble in France and was connected with the “Center of Social Ethnology and Psycho-sociolo...
Coordinator of Proceso
President of the International Bar Association for 2003-2005; former Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the United Nations for Argentina
Ambassador Cardenas--a lawyer, law professor, writer, and diplomat--is from Buenos Aires, Argentina. After graduating from the University of Buenos Aires Law School, he received a Master's degree from the University of Michigan Law School and carried out further studies at Princeton and at the University of California/Berkeley. He spent many years in private law practice in Buenos Aires, and he...
Former Governor of Michoacán, Mexico
ExpertiseMexican and Latin American Migrant Workers' Hometown Associations in the U.S.; immigrant reform in the U.S.; immigration in U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Latin America relations
M.A. Candidate, Nova Southeastern University
EducationM.A. candidate in conflict analysis and resolution at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Director of Health Initiative of the Americas, at the School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley