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Susan Wiedel srw48 Susan Wiedel is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh studying English Nonfiction Writing and Latin American Studies. In the summer of 2014, Susan participated in the Center for Latin American Studies' Seminar/Field Trip to Cochabamba, Bolivia, where she conducted a research project on the quality and attendance rates of public secondary schools in the city. The unique experience led her to become more involved in the Center by becoming a certificate student and writer for Panoramas.
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Steffan Gómez-Campos Steffan.Gomez-Campos Ingresó al Programa Estado de la Nación en el 2010. Investigador principal del capítulo de Fortalecimiento de la Democracia y profesor universitario de Ciencia Política. Máster en Estudios del Desarrollo por la Universidad de Giessen de Alemania y Licenciado en Ciencias Políticas de la Universidad de Costa Rica. Se ha especializado en el área de política comparada en América Latina en temas de democracia; procesos electorales y sistemas de partidos políticos.
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Susana Rosano susana.rosano Susana Rosano is a professor at the National University of Rosario. She has earned her PhD in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005.
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Eduardo Svartman svartman Eduardo Munhoz Svartman, PhD is professor at the Department of Political Science at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He was executive editor of the Brazilian Defense Studies Review and visiting professor at Universidad Nacional de Rosário, Argentina. As member of the Brazilian Political Science Association, Brazilian Defense Studies Association and Latin American Political Science Association his main research interest includes armed forces, national defense policies, international security and Brazil-United States military relations.
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Thomas Bruneau Tbruneau Thomas C. Bruneau is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. His two most recent books are Patriots for Profit: Contractors and the Military in U.S. National Security (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2011) and, with Florina Cristiana Matei, eds, The Routledge Handbook of Civil – Military Relations (London: Routledge, 2013).
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Benjamín (Benny) Temkin temkinator Dr. Temkin received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. He is member of the National Researcher Sytem in Mexico, level 2. His research has appeared in British Journal of Political Science, Political Psichology, New Global Studies, Revista Mexicana de Sociología, Política y Gobierno, Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy y América Latina Hoy. His field of research includes political economy, sociology, political sociology and political psicology. Currently, he is Professor at Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales-México.
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Thomas H. Kang thomas_kang Thomas H. Kang is a researcher at Fundação de Economia e Estatística and an assistant professor at Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM-Sul). He holds a master’s in economics from the Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil and is currently a PhD candidate in economics at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He has worked in close collaboration with the World Council of Churches as a member of consultative and decision-making bodies. His main research interests include political economy of education, economic history, development ethics, and distributive justice.
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Tina Thomas tina.thomas Tina Thomas is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in Actuarial Mathematics and Economics. This article was written as part of the course “Latin American Economic Development,” a writing seminar offered by Professor Marla Ripoll at the Department of Economics.
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Tomáš Došek Tomas Dosek Candidato a Doctor en Ciencia Política en la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Máster en Estudios Latinoamericanos por el Instituto de Iberoamérica de la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido profesor visitante en la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú y ha realizado estancias de investigación en Argentina, Brasil, Ecuador, Uruguay, Paraguay o Portugal. Sus áreas de investigación son los partidos políticos y sistemas de partidos, reformas electorales y la política subnacional. Co-editor de Women, Politics, and Democracy in Latin America (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). Autor de varios capítulos de libros y artículos en revistas como Democratization, Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas, Taiwan Journal of Democracy, Regional & Federal Studies, Política y gobierno o DADOS.
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Alejandro Trelles trelles33 Alejandro Trelles is a PhD candidate in political science at the University of Pittsburgh. His dissertation is about the formal and informal aspects of electoral autonomy in Latin America and Africa, and the effect that electoral autonomy has for democratic stability. He has fieldwork experience in Venezuela, Mexico, Ghana, Kenya and Egypt. His research interests are bureaucracy, organizational design, electoral institutions, political parties and representation. He has worked as an independent consultant in constituency boundary delimitation for the OAS and as a Principal Investigator in the Public Mapping Project.

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