(note: complete CV's are supplied by participants)
Panel 1: Historical Context
Ana María Bejarano
Professor Ana María Bejarano received her M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees at Columbia University after doing undergraduate work in political science at the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá. In addition to serving as an assistant professor of political science at the Universidad de Los Andes since 1992, she directed the Center for Socio-Legal Studies at the university from 1998 to 2000. Her current work as a Guest Scholar at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame is on constitutionalism and democracy. These fields of interest are also addressed in Professor Bejarano's published works Elecciones y democracia en Colombia: 1997-1998, coedited with Andrés Dávila, and "The Constitution of 1991: An Institutional Evaluation Seven Years After" in Waging War and Negotiating Peace: Violence in Colombia, 1990-2000, edited by Charles Bergquist and Gonzalo Sánchez.
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Professor Catherine LeGrand received her M.A. in Latin American studies, with a concentration in anthropology, and her Ph.D. in history at Stanford University. She has taught Latin American history at the University of British Columbia and Queen's University in Ontario. Presently she is associate professor at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Professor LeGrand's research has focused on agrarian history - in particular, the history of public land settlement, peasant movements and agrarian reform in Colombia and, more recently, local responses to foreign investment in agriculture. Her present project focuses on the United Fruit Company and banana production on the Caribbean coast of Colombia and Canadian investment in sugar in the Dominican Republic. She is the author of Frontier Expansion and Peasant Protest in Colombia, 1850-1936 (University of New Mexico Press, 1986) - Spanish edition Colonizacion y protesta campesina en Colombia (1850-1950) (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 1988) - and co-editor of Close Encounters of Empire: Writing the Cultural History of U.S.-Latin American Relations (Duke Univ. Press, 1998).
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Roberto Steiner received a B.A. in economics from the Universidad de los Andes in 1981 and an M.A. and M. Phil. in economics from Columbia University in 1986. He was an economist and the director of the Research Department of Colombia's Central Bank from 1981 to 1993; the deputy director of Fedesarrollo from 1993 to 1994; and a consultant for the Office of the Chief Economist for Latin America at the World Bank from 1995 to 1996. He currently is the director of the Center for Studies of Economic Development at the U. de los Andes in Bogotá, and a consultant to the IMF, the IADB, the World Bank and the ECLAC. He is a member of the editorial committee of LACEA'S Economia, Latin American Economic Policy Review and of Universidad Católica de Chile´s Cuadernos de Economía Latin American Journal of Economics. Steiner is the author of Cinco Ensayos sobre Tributación en Colombia with C. Soto and of Los Dólares del Narcotráfico. He is also the editor of six books, including, Foreign Capital in Latin America, IADB, 1995, with J.A. Ocampo, and La Autonomía del Banco de la República: Economía Política de la Reforma.
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Professor Juan Tokatlián received a B.A. in sociology in 1978; he received an M.A. in 1981 and a Ph.D in 1990 in international relations from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washingon, D.C. Currently, he is a professor at Universidad de San Andrés in Victoria, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Professor Tokatlián lived in Colombia for 17 years, from 1981 to 1998. He was an associate professor from 1995 to 1998 at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, where he was senior researcher at the Instituto de Estudios Políticos y Relaciones Internacionales. He co-founded the Centro de Estudios Internacionales at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá in 1982 and served as director from 1987 to 1994. He has published extensively on Colombian foreign policy, US-Latin American relations, drug trafficking in the Americas, and global politics. His most recent book is Globalización, Narcotráfico y Violencia: Siete Ensayos sobre Colombia (Buenos Aires: Editorial Norma).
Panel 2: Policy and present conflict
Professor Bruce Bagley received a Ph.D. in political science from UCLA in 1979. His research interests include U.S.-Latin American relations, with an emphasis on drug trafficking and security issues. He is a professor of international studies at the School of International Studies, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. From 1991 to 1995 he served as associate dean of the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Miami. Prior to his appointment at UM he was assistant professor of comparative politics and Latin American studies at the School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University and director of the Andean republics course at the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. Department of State. He has also taught at the National University and the University of the Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, FLACSO-Quito (as a Fulbright), and the University of the Americas in Puebla, Mexico. Since 1991 he has been a visiting professor at the Instituto Colombiano de Estudios Superiores in Cali, Colombia. He is the editor of Drug Trafficking Research in the Americas: A Bibliographic Survey, (Lynne Reinner, 1997); co-editor of Drug Trafficking in the Americas (Transaction, 1995); and contributor to more than thirty other published works. He is currently co-editor of the Journal of Inter-American Studies and World Affairs.
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Mauricio Cárdenas has had two cabinet-level positions during the administration of Andrés Pastrana: Minister of Transportation, during which time he launched a new generation of road, airport and railroad concessions; and Director of the National Planning Department, responsible for the coordination of economic and social policies. He was Minister of Economic Development during the Administration of César Gaviria; general manager of the Empresa de Energía de Bogotá; and executive director of Fedesarrollo, an economic policy research center in Colombia. Cárdenas is currently an advisor to the IDB. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He has authored, co-authored or edited nine books and has published extensively in professional journals.
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Andrew Miller is the Acting Advocacy Director for Latin America and the Caribbean for Amnesty International USA, based in Washington, D.C. From March of 1999 through February of 2000, he served in Colombia as a human rights observer with Peace Brigades International. During this time, Miller carried out extensive accompaniments of threatened Colombian human rights defenders and internally displaced communities in the northwestern region of Urabá and Chocó. In this context, he was one of two international witnesses to the February 19, 2000, massacre in the Community of Peace, San José de Apartadó. His work with Amnesty International dates back to 1994 and includes both staff and volunteer leadership positions.
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Eduardo Pizarro received a B.A. in sociology from the University of Paris VIII; a post-graduate degree in political science from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá; and an M.A. in international relations at the Instituto de Altos Estudios para el Desarrollo in Bogotá. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris. Pizarro is a founding member and ex-director of the Instituto de Estudios Políticos y Relaciones Internacionales at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He currently is a Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.
Eduardo Pizarro es sociólogo de la Universidad de París VIII, posgraduado en Ciencia Política en la Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá), master en Relaciones Internacionales en el Instituto de Altos Estudios para el Desarrollo (Bogotá) y candidato a Doctor (DEA) del Instituto de Estudios Políticos de París. Miembro fundador y exdirector del Instituto de Estudios Políticos y Relaciones Internacionales de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, actualmente es Visiting Fellow del Instituto Kellogg de la Universidad de Notre Dame, Indiana.
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