Latin America Experts

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, Development Studies, School of International Service, American University; Director, Oxfam America
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-Vergara is a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center (Washington, DC) and a research associate at Fundación Ideas para la Paz (Colombia). Garzón is an international advisor on security and drug policy reform. Some of his current projects include analyzing the marijuana regulation experiences and assessing the consequences of the drug law enforcement in Latin America. Garzón c...
Michelle Getchell earned her Ph.D. in History at the University of Texas at Austin in 2014. She has published a book chapter on narcoterrorism and an article on the 1954 Guatemala coup, and is a frequent contributor to H-Diplo. This is her first book.
Professor of Management & International Business, College of Business, Florida International University
Jerry Haar is professor and former associate dean and director of the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center in Florida International University’s College of Business Administration. He is also a senior research fellow at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and a Research Affiliate of Harvard's David Rockefeller Center of Latin American Studies. He has held visiting app...
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...

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