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Jorge Heine

Global Fellow
Latin American Program

Contact Information:
T (202) 691-4000 // F (202) 691-4001
Expertise:
Latin America
Affiliation:
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
Term:
Sep 01, 2013
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Aug 31, 2015

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 International Political Science Association (IPSA), he has served as Chile’s ambassador to India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka (2003-2007) and to South Africa (1994-1999), as well as a Cabinet minister in the Chilean government. He has held visiting appointments at the universities of Konstanz, Oxford and Paris. He has published thirteen books, of which the latest is The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy (Oxford University Press, 2013) and some 90 academic articles. He has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post and The International Herald Tribune and was listed in 1997 and 1998 among the 100 most influential personalities in South Africa by Johannesburg’s leading newspaper, The Star.

Previous Terms at the Wilson Center:
Public Policy Scholar, May 1, 2011 - July 1, 2011: "The Elephant and the Jaguar: The Next Phase in Indo-Latin American Relations"

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