Latin America Experts

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...
Freelance Journalist
As an independent journalist for the last 15 years, Palmer has reported almost exclusively on climate change, the environment, and business sustainability since 2008. Her work has appeared in publications such as Slate Magazine, Nature Climate Change, The Guardian, Yale E360, The Yale Forum, Scientific American, and The New York Times, among many others. She is a professional member of the So...
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chairman, Center of Research for Development (CIDAC), Mexico
Luis Rubio is director general 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 Trea...
Dean of Humanities and Professor of History; UC California, Irvine
Former Mexican Ambassador to the United States
The grandson of refugees in Mexico, Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan is a career diplomat who joined the Mexican Foreign Service in 1993, and currently serves as Mexico's Ambassador to the U.S. He was posted to the Mexican Embassy in the United States as a junior diplomat, served as Chief of Staff to the Ambassador, and was the head of the counternarcotics office at the Embassy. In 2000 he became Ch...
Analyst, U.S. Government
Dr. Brenda Seaver has worked as a CIA analyst for 14 years.  She began her career covering East Asia and has spent the last decade focusing on various countries in South America.  Between 2010-12, Seaver was a Latin America Regional Analyst at the US Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research.  She recently completed a two-year rotation to the CIA's Red Cell...

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