Experts

  • Research Professor, Escuela de Gobierno y Politica Pública
    Marco Antonio Fernández is a research professor in the School of Government at Tec de Monterrey and a researcher associate at Mexico Evalúa. He specializes in political economy, particularly on education policy, decentralization, clientelism, transparency, corruption and the challenges of good governance. He received his B.A. in Political Science at ITAM, Mexico. He has a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Polit...
  • 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...
  • Colonel, United States Air Force; most recently Commander, 31st Mission Support Group, Aviano AB, Italy
    Colonel Brian Pukall’s last assignment was as 31st Mission Support Group Commander, Aviano Air Base, Italy. There he led mission support and logistics functions for a base community of 9,000. Together these units ensured the wing’s ability to mobilize, deploy and employ combat airpower. They also sustained the base’s in-place missions, its workforce and their families, and base i...
  • Fellow at Harvard's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; Former Advisor to Mexico's Ministry of Finance
    Viridiana (Government Ph.D., Harvard University) is an expert in Mexico’s subnational economy, citizen security and rule of law. She (1) analyzes labor markets, productivity, and development indicators at Mexico, and (2) disentangles how violence, conflict, rule of law, and corruption have affected them.Her career has taken her from positions as public officer and applied researcher, to...
  • Mexico Institute Advisory Board Member President, Center of Research for Development (CIDAC), Mexico
    Luis Rubio is chairman of CIDAC (Center of Research for Development), an independent research institution devoted to the study of economic and political policy issues. He is a prolific writer on political, economic and international subjects. Before joining CIDAC, in the 1970's he was planning director of Citibank in Mexico and served as an adviser to Mexico's Secretary of the Treasury. He...
  • Former Mexican Ambassador to the United States
    Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan is a Member of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute Advisory Board and former Mexican Ambassador to the United States,. The grandson of refugees in Mexico, Sarukhan served as a career diplomat in the Mexican Foreign Service for 20 years and received the rank of career ambassador in 2006. He was posted to the Mexican Embassy in the United States as a junior...
  • Director, Edward R. Murrow Center for a Digital World: Cyber, Media, Public Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, MA.
  • Andrew Selee was named Executive Vice President of the Wilson Center in January 2014. Prior to this position, Selee was the Wilson Center’s Vice President for Programs.  He was the founding Director the Center’s Mexico Institute from 2003-12.  He is an adjunct professor of Government at Johns Hopkins University and of International Affairs at George Washington University and...
  • Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences, University of San Diego; Director, Trans-Border Institute, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, University of San Diego.
    Dr. David A. Shirk is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of San Diego, a Global Fellow at the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and a visiting professor at the UCSD School of International Relations and Pacific Studies.He conducts research on Mexican politi...
  • Economist and Former Presidential Candidate of the National Action Party, Mexico

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