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...
Chairman, Fiscal Council, Republic of Hungary Member, Public Finance Council, Portugal; 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 also a member of Portugal’s Public Finance Council and a member of the Commission on Strengthening the Macro-Fiscal Framework in Peru.From 2009 to 2011, Kopits served as the first chair of the Fiscal Council in Hungary—elected una...
Associate Director of the North American Center for Transborder Studies
Erik Lee serves as Associate Director at the North American Center for Transborder Studies (NACTS) at Arizona State University. He has extensive knowledge of U.S.-Mexico crossborder public policy in the areas of competitiveness, sustainability, security and education. As Associate Director, he is responsible for a variety of areas, including legislative research, policy advising and coordination w...
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...
Migration Policy Institute
Former Chief Executive Officer, John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Boston.
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
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...
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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