Latin America Experts
Former Senior Research Associate and Director, Center for International Development and Conflict Management, University of Maryland and the Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
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...
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...
Full Professor of Political Science, Instituto de Ciencia Politica, Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay
Professor, Department of History, Stony Brook University
My interest in Latin America was born in the mid-1960s in rural Pátzcuaro, Mexico, where I taught an adult literacy class to young Tarascan women. That experience, along with the tenor of the times, helped shape the scholarly agenda I was to follow for the next decades-—the study of colonial power relations, agrarian problems, peasant livelihood and resistance, and indigenous mobilizati...
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...
James Orin Murfin Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan
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...
ExperienceFounder of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center as well as the founding president of the Pacific Council for International Policy, he was most recently a professor of international relations at the University of Southern California.
Director of the Ph.D. Program in Social Sciences, University of San Marcos, Lima
EducationPh.D., New School for Social Research, New York CityExperienceJuly 2001-July 2002, Peru's Minister of Education; Domestic Policy Governor of the Peruvian President, Alejandro Toledo