Latin America Experts

Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
David Altman is Professor of Political Science at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.  He also serves as Associate Researcher for the Uruguayan National Agency for Research and Innovation (ANII), and has twice received the Uruguayan National Prize of Political Science. He has more than fifty articles and chapters in peer-reviewed journals and volumes. His research and teaching inter...
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...
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. He is the consulting director of the of the Woodrow Wilson Center Latin American Program citizens security project.  He is the author of several bo...
Sandeep Bathala is a senior program associate for the Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program and Maternal Health Initiative.She leads 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 series.Prior to...
Mellichamp Chair in Global Governance, Professor, University of California Santa Barbara
Alison Brysk is the Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance at UCSB. She is the author or editor of 10 books on human rights movements, globalization, transitional justice, women's rights, indigenous rights, symbolic politics, and human rights foreign policy. Brysk has been a Fulbright Scholar in Canada and India, and a Visiting Scholar at universities in Argentina, Ecuador, France, Japan, t...
Former Governor of Michoacán, Mexico
ExpertiseMexican and Latin American Migrant Workers' Hometown Associations in the U.S.; immigrant reform in the U.S.; immigration in U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Latin America relations
Director of Health Initiative of the Americas, at the School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley
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...
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, International Development Program, School of International Service, American University
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...

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