BA (Hons) in Government, Wesleyan University, US; MA in Latin American Studies and PhD in International Relations, Johns Hopkins University, US. Member of the Board: Foreign Affairs Latinoamerica; FUSADES; Latin American Research Review. Formerly: Senior Foreign Policy Aide, US House of Representatives; Assistant Professor, School of International Service; American University; Associate Director, Human Rights Watch, Americas. widely-recognized expert on Latin American politics, political economy, and international relations, including U.S. policy in the Western Hemisphere. Author of several books. Recipient of honours.