Latin America Experts

Program Coordinator, AmazonIEA, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Maritta Koch-Weser has a distinguished career spanning more than three decades in international development, as anthropologist and environmentalist. She has field experience in Latin America, South & East Asia, and in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and some countries of the Former Soviet Union. She has led major environmental & social assessmen...
Member, Public Finance Council, Portugal; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University; Visiting Professor, Central European University.
George Kopits is a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where his primary research interest is the Euro debt crisis. He is a member of Portugal’s Public Finance Council and is on the adjunct faculty of Georgetown and Central European University. In 2014-15, he was an advisor at the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office. In 2012-13, he chaired the OECD R...
Executive Director, North American Research Partnership
Erik Lee is Executive Director of the North American Research Partnership and is co-editor and author of The U.S.-Mexico Border Economy in Transition (2015), the State of the Border Report: A Comprehensive Analysis of the U.S.-Mexico Border Region(2013) and “Realizing the Strategic National Value of Our Trade, Tourism and Ports of Entry with Mexico” (2013). He is also co...
Special Advisor, São Paulo Research Foundation, Brazil
Carlos Lins da Silva holds a PhD and a “livre docência” (a post-doctorate degree) from the University of São Paulo and a MA from Michigan State University, this obtained as a Fulbright scholar. He was a writer-in-residence at Teresa Lozano Long Institute of the University of Texas at Austin (2003), a visiting scholar at the Center for Latin American Studies of Georgetown University, in...
The Robert F. Erburu Professor of Ethics, Globalization and Development and Professor of International Relations Emeritus, University of Southern California (USC)
 
Migration Policy Institute
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...
Professor Emeritus, Indiana University at Bloomington
Executive Director, Energy and Sustainability, University of California, Davis
Amy Myers Jaffe is a leading expert on global energy policy, geopolitical risk, and energy and sustainability. Jaffe serves as executive director for Energy and Sustainability at University of California, Davis with a joint appointment to the Graduate School of Management and Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS). Prior to joining UC Davis, Jaffe served as founding director of the Energy Forum...
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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