Scholars

Former Vice Minister of the Interior, Peru; Columnist, Perú21
Carlos Basombrío is a Peruvian sociologist and journalist. He works as an independent researcher and consultant for Peruvian and international organizations. He writes a bi-weekly column at Peru 21, a Peruvian leading newspaper, where he has served as Press Ombudsman since 2015. He is the consulting director of the Woodrow Wilson Center Latin American Program citizen security project.  H...
Associate Professor, Universidad de Santiago de Chile; Expert on public security issues in Latin America
Lucía has both academic and public policy experience thought Latin America.  At the academic level she has done research in different Universities in Argentina (1999-2000) and Chile (2000-2013).  In Argentina she was an Associate researcher at the Center of Security and Society at the National University of General San Martin (1999-2001) and Academic coordinator  of Universidad Empr...
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...
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...
Ombudsman, National Public Radio
Senior Scholar
Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin served as Director of the Latin American Program from 1989 through 2005. His areas of expertise are U.S. foreign policy, inter-American relations, contemporary Latin America, strategic planning, and social science research methodology. Dr. Tulchin was previously Professor of History and Director of International Programs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, whe...
Researcher in Residence, American University
Alexander Wilde was from 2000-04 the Ford Foundation Vice President for Communications, with global responsibilities for three primary program areas and 12 overseas offices. He formerly directed Ford’s regional office in Santiago, Chile (1994-99), supporting innovative work in Colombia, Peru, Chile, and Argentina. From 1987-93, he directed WOLA (the Washington Office on Latin America), an NG...