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  • Dr. Cynthia J. Arnson is director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  Her most recent work has focused on democratic governance, conflict resolution, citizen security and organized crime, international relations, and U.S. policy in the Western hemisphere. Arnson is a member of the editorial advisory board of Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica, th...
  • Former Vice Minister of the Interior, Peru; Columnist, Perú21
    Carlos Basombrío is a Peruvian sociologist and journalist. He works as an independent researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international organizations. He writes a bi-weekly column at “Peru.21”, a Peruvian leading newspaper. He is the consulting director of the of the Woodrow Wilson Center Latin American Program citizens security project.  He is the author of several bo...
  • 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
  • Associate Professor, Universidad de Santiago de Chile; Expert on public security issues in Latin America
    Lucía has both academic and public policy experience thought Latin America.  At the academic level she has done research in different Universities in Argentina (1999-2000) and Chile (2000-2013).  In Argentina she was an Associate researcher at the Center of Security and Society at the National University of General San Martin (1999-2001) and Academic coordinator  of Universidad Empr...
  • 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...
  • The Robert F. Erburu Professor of Ethics, Globalization and Development and Professor of International Relations Emeritus, University of Southern California (USC)
     
  • Associate Professor, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia
    Donny Meertens, PhD in Social Science (Nijmegen University, The Netherlands), is a social anthropologist (MA University of Amsterdam), with a long research history in Colombia. Currently Associate Professor at Javeriana University (Bogotá, Colombia) in the Faculty of Political Science and International Relations, she has been co-founder and Associate Professor in the School for Gender Studies, at...
  • Eric L. Olson is the Associate Director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.   His research and writing has focused primarily on security issues and the impacts of crime, organized crime, and violence on democracies.  He has also written about police reform and judicial institutions as a vehicle for addressing the p...

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