International Development Experts

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...
Professor of Political History, Chukyo University, Japan
ASANO Toyomi is a professor of political history and international relations at Chukyo University. He graduated from doctoral course of the Graduate school of Advanced Social and International Studies in Tokyo University in 1998, affiliated as a research associate with Asia-Pacific Research Center of Waseda University 1998-2000, inaugurated to be a professor in Chukyo University in 2000, receiving...
Author of We Want What’s Ours: Learning from South Africa’s Land Restitution Program (Oxford University Press, 2014)
Sandeep Bathala was a senior program associate for the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and Maternal Health Initiative from 2011-2015.She led the planning, development, and implementation of seminars, workshops, and conferences, focusing on health, environment, livelihoods, population, and security issues as well as the Advancing Policy Dialogue on Maternal Health se...
Research Analyst, African Center for Economic Transformation
He holds a Bachelor degree in Agriculture from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana, as well as a Master of Science Degree in Rural Development and Management from the China Agricultural University (CAU), Beijing. He also holds a certificate in Climate Change from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). His career spans both public and private se...
Policy Director, HelpAgeUSA
Roger-Mark De Souza is the director of population, environmental security, and resilience for the Wilson Center. He leads programs on climate change resilience, reproductive and maternal health, environmental security, and livelihoods, including the Global Sustainability and Resilience Program, Environmental Change and Security Program, and Maternal Health Initiative.Before joining the Center in 2...
Isaac Debrah is Assistant Project Manager for Anglophone West Africa at the Ghana Center for Democratic Development. He obtained his Masters in Philosophy and Development Studies from St. Edmunds College, University of Cambridge, and his Bachelors in Sociology and Social Work with a minor in History from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Kansas
Alexander C. Diener is an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Kansas. After earning his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Alex was a Title VIII Research Fellow at the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center. He then taught at Pepperdine University before taking a post-doctoral fellowship at George Washington University (2010-2011) and being named Regional...
Professor of Politics, University of California, Santa Cruz
Kent Eaton is a Professor of Politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Over the last twenty-five years he has lived and worked extensively in Latin America. His research on politics in the region has been published in Comparative Politics, Latin American Politics and Society, Latin American Research Review, Politics and Society, and Security Studies. He is also the author/editor of thr...

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