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Latin America expert Casas-Zamora to speak at WWS, Oct. 6

Oct 6, 2009 (All day)
Audience: 
Open to the Public

Kevin Casas-Zamora, a Senior Fellow in foreign policy and the Latin America Initiative at the Brookings Institute, and former vice president of Costa Rica, will present a public talk at the Woodrow Wilson School titled, "The travails of democratic governance in Central America" at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.

Casas-Zamora served as Costa Rica’s vice president and minister of national planning and economic policy from 2006 to 2007.

He is a lawyer and political scientist, and has worked as a litigator, legal advisor and program officer at the Foundation Arias for Peace and Human Development. He has also taught at several universities in multiple countries. Since 1996, he has been a professor at the University of Costa Rica, and in the departments of Latin American studies at the universities of Oxford and Essex.

He has extensive experience and has authored numerous studies on topics ranging from democratization, electoral systems, campaign finance to public safety, and civil-military relations. Casas-Zamora has consulted for numerous national and international agencies such as the State of the Nation, the World Bank, Transparency International, and the International Foundation for Election Systems and the United Nations Program for Development.

He graduated from La Salle College in 1984, after which he studied law at the University of Costa Rica. After obtaining a degree in law, he moved abroad, and graduated with a Masters of Latin American Policy at the University of Essex (England), and Doctor of Political Science at the University of Oxford, England.

This event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and is free and open to the public.

10.06.2009
Kevin Casas-Zamora, a Senior Fellow in foreign policy and the Latin America Initiative at the Brookings Institution, and former vice president of Costa Rica