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Allison Garland

Program Associate, Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Urban Sustainability Laboratory

Contact Information:
T 202/691-4289 // F 202/691-4001
Expertise:
Urban Studies

Allison Garland is program associate for the Wilson Center's Urban Sustainability Laboratory. She served previously as senior program associate in the Wilson Center's Latin American Program, where she worked from 1993-2000. Prior to joining the Wilson Center, Garland worked for the American Jewish World Service, an international development organization, and for the National Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in Managua, Nicaragua. She has conducted research and prepared publications for the U.S. Department of State Office of Research, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development. Her research interests focus on social policy and citizen security in Latin America. She received a B.A. in political science from Wellesley College and a M.A. in international relations from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
 

Education

M.A., International Relations, The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies; B.A., Political Science, Wellesley College
 

Subjects

Latin America,Poverty and Social Policy,Urban Issues
 

Experience

Senior program associate, Wilson Center Latin American Program, 1993–2000; worked for American Jewish World Service, an international development organization, and for the National Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in Managua; conducted research and prepared publications for the U.S. Department of State Office of Research, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the UN Research Institute for Social Development
 

Expertise

Urban poverty, social policy, and citizen security in Latin America

Major Publications

  • Immigration and Integration in Urban Communities: Renegotiating the City, co-editor with Lisa M. Hanley and Blair A. Ruble (Woodrow Wilson Center Press and The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008)
  • Global Urban Poverty: Setting the Agenda, co-editor with Mejgan Massoumi and Blair A. Ruble (Woodrow Wilson Center, 2007)
  • "Poverty and the Periphery: Cities in Latin America and the Former Soviet Union," co-author with Mejgan Massoumi, Blair A. Ruble, and Joseph S. Tulchin in Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Summer/Fall 2007.
  • Crime and the Threat to Democratic Governance, co-editor with Heather A. Golding, Meg Ruthenburg, and Joseph S. Tulchin (Woodrow Wilson Center, 2003)
  • Social Development in Latin America: The Politics of Reform, co-editor with Joseph S. Tulchin (Lynne Rienner, 2000)
  • "Politicas y administracion de desarrollo social en America Latina," co-author with Joseph S. Tulchin in Escenarios Alternativos, Winter 2000
  • Modernizacion de la Administracion de Justicia en la Argentina, co-editor with Joseph S. Tulchin (Woodrow Wilson Center, 1999)
  • Argentina: The Challenges of Modernization, co-editor with Joseph S. Tulchin (Scholarly Resources Inc., 1998)
  • Preparing for the Urban Future: Global Pressures and Local Forces, co-editor with Michael A. Cohen, Blair A. Ruble, and Joseph S. Tulchin (Woodrow Wilson Center Press and The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996)

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