As part of its activities, the Center annually invites distinguished Western Hemisphere experts on current political and economic developments and trends in the region to participate in the activities of the Center as Resident Fellows.

Resident Fellow—Fall 2013

Natalia Brandler is director of the Groupe d’ études politiques sur l’ Amérique latine (GEPAL) in Paris, France. Previously, Dr. Brandler was a professor and researcher in the social science department at the Universidad Simon Bolívar in Caracas, where she directed the postgraduate program in political science and directed the Instituto de Altos Estudios de América Latina. She is the founder of Cauce, a non-profit organization dedicated to women’s rights advocacy and women’s gender awareness training. Dr. Brandler’s organization has trained close to 200 women, including popular and indigenous leaders. She has worked as a senior analyst for a major Venezuelan public opinion firm and has served as a consultant for Unifem and the World Bank on gender mainstreaming projects. Dr. Brandler has previously been published on the topics of elections and women’s political participation. She is currently co-authoring two books that focus on the Venezuelan community councils and the last year of the Chávez presidency. Resident Fellow—Spring 2013

Enrique Peruzzotti is Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Studies at Torcuato Di Tella University in Buenos Aires and researcher of CONICET. His work focuses on accountability politics in Latin America. He was a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow (2009-2010). He held residential positions at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, UNRISD, The National Endowment for Democracy, The Centre for Civil Society at the London School of Economics, and the University of New Mexico. He was visiting professor at The American University of Paris, FLACSO Ecuador and at the Universidade Federal do Minas Gerais.

Resident Fellow—Fall 2012

Álvaro Moreno is associate researcher at Colombia’s Consejo Privado de Competitividad, where he is the editor of the “National Competitiveness Report.” From 2008 to 2010, he was the economics editor of Dinero, a Colombian business and economics magazine. Previously, Mr. Moreno worked as a researcher at the Centro de Estudios sobre Desarrollo Económico (CEDE) at the Universidad de los Andes and the Fundación Ideas para la Paz, a think tank on conflict and security issues. He is the author of several publications on crime, conflict and economic issues, and has twice been awarded Colombia’s prestigious journalism prize, the Premio Nacional de Periodismo Simón Bolívar.

Resident Fellow—Fall 2011

Marcelo Zorovich has been a professor of international relations and international business at ESPM (Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing), in São Paulo, Brazil, since 2007.  In the 16 years prior, he worked for The Nielsen Company and Kantar Worldpanel, and led various international consulting projects for Cadbury Adams, Hewlett Packard, Nestle, P&G, Unilever, Philip Morris, British American Tobacco, Johnson &Johnson, Melitta, TATA Consultancy Services, Kraft and Hugo Boss throughout Latin America, United States, Canada, China and India. In Brazil, Mr. Zorovich works closely with consulates and chambers of commerce from countries such as the United States, Mexico, South Korea, China and Canada to promote political, economic and academic exchanges. He holds an MBA from the University of São Paulo (USP) and a master’s degree in international relations from The Institut Québécois des Hautes Etudes Internationales (HEI), Université Laval, Quebec, Canada. Mr. Zorovich participated in a Global Business Program at Nankai University in Tianjin, China, in 2010, and attended the WTO International Trade and Development Programme at the Graduate Institute of Geneva in 2009. In early 2011, he was a visiting scholar at McGill University in Montreal.

Resident Fellow—Spring 2011

Evelyne Rodriguez is the Spring 2011 visiting fellow at the Center for Hemispheric Policy. From 1988 to 2005, she held a number of positions in Mexico´s government, such as director for economic and social benefits at the Mexican Social Security Institute; treasurer of Mexico; general director of planning and budget for agriculture, social development and environment at the Ministry of Finance; and general director for economic studies in the deregulation program at the Ministry of Trade. Ms. Rodriguez has played a significant role in the structural reform of key sectors in the design, implementation and evaluation of public expenditure policies, poverty alleviation and rural development programs, including the creation and implementation of Progresa-Oportunidades.  She is the author of numerous articles and coauthored a book with Santiago Levy (IDB), entitled Sin Herencia de Pobreza.

Resident Fellow—Fall 2010

Armando Durán is the Fall 2010 visiting fellow at the Center for Hemispheric Policy. He was editor of newspapers and magazines in Venezuela and media executive director and media manager in the presidential campaigns of 1983 and 1988. Dr. Durán served as minister of foreign affairs, minister of information and chief of staff to the Office of the President in Venezuela, as well as Venezuela’s ambassador to Uruguay and Spain. His latest publications are Venezuela en llamas (2004) and Al filo de la noche roja (2006), both published by Random House-Mondadori Press, and Diario del año de la nada (2007), by the publishing group of El Nacional, the newspaper where he has contributed a weekly column since 2003.