1 THOMAS LEGLER, Ph.D. Departamento de Estudios Internacionales, Universidad Iberoamericana Prolongación Paseo de la Reforma 880, Lomas de Santa Fe, México, C.P , Distrito Federal SUMMARY Specialist in International Relations and Comparative Politics, including Latin American politics and development, the Organization of American States and the Inter-American System, Canada-Latin American relations, international democracy promotion, and comparative democratization Publications: One book (Palgrave-MacMillan 2006) and one edited volume (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007). Articles in Global Governance, Journal of Democracy, Latin American Politics and Society, Canadian Foreign Policy, as well as multiple chapters in edited volumes Extensive experience in international elections monitoring and international democracy promotion, including missions for the Organization of American States, the Carter Center, and various civic organizations Recipient of a SSHRC Standard Research Grant ($117,065), Democratization as a Transnational Phenomenon: The Cases of El Salvador, Haiti, Peru, and Venezuela 10 years of undergraduate teaching experience at the Universidad Iberoamericana, Mount Allison University, the University of Victoria, and the University of Toronto More than 7 years of overseas experience in Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Mexico (5 years), Peru, Surinam, Venezuela) Near native fluency in Spanish ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE: Profesor Titular III (equivalant to Associate Professor), Departamento de Estudios Internacionales, Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City) 2007-Present Research professor position in International Relations and Latin American Studies. Research interests: the Organization of American States and the Inter-American system, Latin American politics and development, international democracy promotion, comparative democratization, Canada-Latin American relations, multilateralism, social movements, globalization, and human security. 2-2 teaching load at the undergraduate level. Appointed for a three-year period to the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (SNI), Nivel 1, January Led a delegation of 10 students to the Washington Model of the 37 th General Assembly of the OAS, Washington, D.C., 8-12 April Coordinated summer exchange to Växjö University, Växjö, Sweden, June 2008 Outstanding teaching evaluations, Fall 2007, Spring 2008 Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) and Coordinator, International Relations Program, Mount Allison University Recipient of a SSHRC Aid to Occasional Scholarly Conferences Grant ($15,000) for a workshop on The Transnational Dimensions of Democratization in the Americas: New Directions in Research, June 2005 at Mount Allison University. 22 scholars from across North America presented papers for subsequent submission for publication in an edited volume. See workshop website at: Recipient of a SSHRC Standard Research Grant ($117,065), Democratization as a Transnational Phenomenon: The Cases of El Salvador, Haiti, Peru, and Venezuela ( ). Two doctoral
2 research assistants: Aroa El Horani (International Law, Université Laval); Lesley Burns (Political Science, UBC). Nominee for Herbert and Leota Tucker Teaching Award for and Voted one of Mount Allison University s most popular professors, Maclean s Guide to Canadian Universities, 2005 edition, 2006 edition. 2-3 teaching load in Mount Allison s interdisciplinary undergraduate International Relations Program. As Program Coordinator, significant curricular development responsibilities to redesign and build the IR Program as well as undergraduate advising for Honours and majors students. Oversaw growth of Program from 66 majors and Honours students in 2002 to more than 100 in Faculty adviser and creator of undergraduate refereed journal and student organization, ATLIS: Atlantic International Studies (see Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science, Department of International Development Studies, and Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University July 1, 2004 to Present Senior Research Associate and Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria 2002 Recipient of a Human Security Fellowship from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Undertook a research project that examined the evolution of an Inter-American democratic solidarity paradigm through a case study of the OAS's multilateral diplomacy in defence of democracy during the Peruvian political crisis in Research Associate, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, York University Autumn 2001 Provided research and editorial assistance in the preparation of a new policy tool, the Hemispheric Social Inclusion Index. Prepared project proposals for the Canadian International Development Agency, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Canadian Centre for Foreign Policy Development. Sessional Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Victoria Fulltime course instructor with a 3-3 teaching load. Assistant Director, Centre for Research on Latin American and the Caribbean (CERLAC), York University Organized a conference call series and a briefing and information session for the Mexico Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT). Coordinated project development, including initiatives on Colombia, Chile, and social exclusion and globalization in the Americas. External liaison, including DFAIT, CIDA, Americas Policy Group (APG-CCIC), and Consultative Group on Mexico (International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development). Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto Course instructor: Latin American politics and society (POL305Y); Latin American social movements (POL442Y). Researcher, SSHRC-funded project "Middle States and Regionalism in the Americas," University of Waterloo Research assistant to Dr. Andrew F. Cooper (Political Science, Waterloo). Co-authored article on the evolution of the OAS collective defense-of-democracy regime that was published in Latin American Politics and Society. Graduate Assistant, Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC), York University
3 Assisted with successful $750,000 AUCC-CIDA Tier II proposal: "York University - Catholic University of Temuco (Chile) Linkage Project on Sustainable Rural Development". Workshop coordinator for academic events on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Santiago Summit of the Americas. Project Secretary for a $750,000 CIDA-funded institutional cooperation project: "Human Resources for Innovative Development Planning in the Andean Region." Two one month trips to Quito, Ecuador (June 1993, June 1992). Norman Robertson Fellow, Economic and Trade Policy Division (CPE), Policy Staff, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) Produced Policy Staff Paper 96/02 and gave interdepartmental seminar on "Changes in the Neighbourhood: Reflections on Mexico in Transition," subsequently published in Canadian Foreign Policy. Visiting Researcher, El Centro de Investigaciones sobre América del Norte (CISAN), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) 1994 Prepared working paper and seminar on "A Comparison of Canadian and Mexican Postwar Development ( ): More Than at First Meets the Eye". Tutorial Leader, Department of Political Science, York University Teaching assistant in comparative politics. Visiting Researcher, El Centro de Estudios Internacionales, El Colegio de México Mexican Government fellowship recipient for research on impact of North American Free Trade Agreement on Mexico CONSULTANCIES AND ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Expert interview, La OEA Celebra sus 60 Años, Radio Canada International (RCI) 6 June 2008 Consultancy for the Centre for the Study of Democracy, Queen s University, on evaluation indicators for international democracy assistance projects in political party renewal in Mexico January-February 2008 Course instructor, short course on Factores Reales de Poder: Las Organizaciones e Instituciones Internacionales, Secretaría de Gobernación, Mexico City December 2007 External reviewer for two tenure and promotion files, Comisión Académica Dictaminadora, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Mexico City November 2007 Invitado Internacional, Subsecretaría de Asuntos Políticos y Electorales, Ministerio del Interior, and Democracia Representativa, General Elections, Buenos Aires, October 2007 International Observer with the Carter Center election observation mission, Constituent Assembly elections, Ecuador September 2007 Political adviser for the domestic election observer mission of Democracia Representativa, Santa Fe provincial elections, Argentina September 2007 Participant, First Internal Workshop for the Assessment and Training of OAS Electoral Criteria, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, March 2007 Consultancy for the Carter Center and the Friends of the Inter-American Democratic Charter: Political analysis based on extensive interviewing of key Venezuelan political actors and specialists in Caracas of the political consequences of the Venezuelan presidential election December 2006 International Observer with the Organization of American States (OAS) Electoral Observation Mission (MOE) to Nicaragua for the November 5 presidential and general elections October-November 2006 Consultancy: Elaboration of a diagnostic tool for facilitating the improved operationalization of the Inter-American Democratic Charter. Prepared for the Friends of the Inter-American Democratic Charter and the Carter Center. June-July 2006
4 International Observer with the Organization of American States (OAS) Electoral Observation Mission (MOE) to Peru for the June 4 second-round presidential election, observation coordinator for the Department of Huánuco, Peru June 2006 International Observer with the Organization of American States (OAS) Electoral Observation Mission (MOE) to the Dominican Republic for the May 16 legislative and municipal elections. May 2006 Participant, adviser, rapporteur, Friends of the Intern-American Democratic Charter Evaluation Meeting, April, the Carter Center, Atlanta, Georgia. Commissioned to prepare report of proceedings as well as a set of indicators for determining violations of the Inter-American Democratic Charter April 2006 International Observer with the Organization of American States (OAS) Electoral Observation Mission (MOE) to Peru for the April 9 presidential and congressional elections, observation coordinator for the Department of Huánuco, Peru April 2006 Consultancy: Preparation of policy paper for Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) on civil society in the promotion and protection of democracy in the Americas February-March 2006 Consultancy: Briefing for the U.S. government on the future of the Organization of American States, Washington, D.C. September 2005 International Observer with the Carter Center for the recall referendum against President Hugo Chávez (August 2004), signature repair process (May-June 2004), and signature collection process (November 2003) in Venezuela Occasional peer reviewer: Latin American Politics and Society; Canadian Foreign Policy, Studies in Political Economy, and Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies Voting officer, Elections British Columbia, Victoria-Beacon Hill May 2001 Co-coordinator, electoral monitoring mission for Peruvian presidential and congressional elections on April 8, for 8 person Common Borders delegation invited by Peruvian civic organization Transparencia Jan.-May 2001 Deputy returning officer, Elections Canada, James Bay-Victoria, British Columbia November 2000 Invited participant in workshop on Mexico under president-elect Vicente Fox, Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL), Ottawa August 2000 International Visitor (Observer) with 6 person southern Ontario academic delegation, invited by Mexican civic organization Alianza Cívica to observe Mexican general elections June-July 2000 Expert interviewed by CTV Newsnet and CBC Newsworld; Panelist, CBC Windsor public forum on Canada and the Organization of American States General Assembly, Windsor May-June 2000 Consultancy on Mexican civil society and democracy, International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development Jan.-May 2000 Deputy returning officer, Elections Canada, Huttonville, Ontario 1997 Researcher/Observer, Yucatán state elections, Mexico 1993 Consultancy for CIDA pre-departure briefing on Surinam 1991 Overseas volunteer participant in Surinam, Canadian Crossroads International 1989 Rotary Exchange Student, Netherlands EDUCATION: Ph.D., Political Science, York University Graduated November 1999 Major area of concentration: comparative politics (Distinction). Specialized minor: political economy of development (Department of Economics, A+ awarded) Dissertation: "Daunting Challenges: The Politics of Economic Restructuring in the Mexican Countryside" (nominated for Dissertation Prize) M.A., Political Science, York University Graduated Sept B.A. (Honours), Political Science, McGill University Graduated May 1989
5 LANGUAGES: English, Spanish*, Dutch, German, French (in order of fluency) * Advanced level Spanish proficiency tested and certified by the Centro de Estudios para Extranjeros, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico PUBLICATIONS: Books: - Andrew Cooper and Thomas Legler (equal co-authorship). Intervention without Intervening? The OAS Defence and Promotion of Democracy in the Americas. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, Edited Volumes: - Thomas Legler, Sharon F. Lean, and Dexter S. Boniface, eds. Promoting Democracy in the Americas. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, (Nominated for the Georgetown University Lepgold Book Prize and the APSA Comparative Democratization Book Prize by JHUP). Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals: - Andrew Cooper and Thomas Legler (equal co-authorship). A Tale of Two Mesas: The OAS Defense of Democracy in Peru and Venezuela. Global Governance 11, 4 (October- December 2005): Peru Then and Now: The Inter-American Democratic Charter and Peruvian Democratization. Canadian Foreign Policy 10, 3 (2003): Andrew Cooper and Thomas Legler (equal co-authorship). A Model for Defending Democracy? The OAS Mission to Peru. Journal of Democracy 12, 4 (October 2001): Andrew Cooper and Thomas Legler (equal co-authorship). "The OAS Democratic Solidarity Paradigm: The Question of Leadership." Latin American Politics and Society (formerly Journal of Inter-American Studies and World Affairs) 43, 1 (Spring 2001): "Is There Light Ahead? Economic Crisis and Political Change in Contemporary Mexico." Canadian Foreign Policy 4, 3 (1997): Chapters in Edited Volumes: - Susanne Gratius and Thomas Legler (equal co-authorship). Latin America. In Can The West Promote Democracy? American and European Strategies, Instruments, and Limitations, Eds. Amichai Magen, Michael McFaul, and Thomas Risse. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, forthcoming Tectonic Shift: The Chávez Effect on Hemispheric Politics. In Which Way Latin America? Hemispheric Politics Meets Globalization, Ed. Andrew F. Cooper. Tokyo: United Nations University Press, forthcoming Thomas Legler, Sharon Lean, and Dexter Boniface. International and Transnational Dimensions of Democracy in the Americas. In Promoting Democracy in the Americas, Eds.
6 Thomas Legler, Sharon Lean, and Dexter Boniface. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, Venezuela : The Chávez Challenge. In Promoting Democracy in the Americas, Eds. Thomas Legler, Sharon Lean, and Dexter Boniface. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, The Inter-American Democratic Charter: Rhetoric versus Reality. In Governing the Americas: Assessing Multilateral Institutions, Eds. Gordon Mace, Jean-Philippe Therien, and Paul Haslam, Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, Víctima del terrorismo? La seguridad humana después del 11 de septiembre. In Cooperación y conflicto en las Américas. Seguridad hemisférica: Un largo y sinuoso camino, ed. María Cristina Rosas, Mexico City: National Autonomous University of Mexico and Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (Washington, D.C.), "The Dimensions of Statecraft in South Korean and Taiwanese Development: A Comparison with Latin America." In Markets, States, and Identities: Looking at Social Change in Latin America, ed. José Javet, Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press, "Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Léon." In Encyclopedia of Mexico: History, Society and Culture, ed. Michael S. Werner. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, "Free Trade, the Middle Class, and Regime Maintenance in Mexico." In America and the Americas. ed. Jacques Zylberberg and Francois Demers, Québec: Les Presses de l'université Laval, Working Papers: - Bridging Divides, Breaking Impasses: Civil Society in the Promotion and Protection of Democracy in the Americas. Also available in Spanish as Tender puentes y salir del estancamiento: La sociedad civil en la promoción y protección de la democracia en las Américas. FOCAL Policy Paper Ottawa: Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL): February Civil Society and Democratic Development in Mexico: Montreal: Rights and Democracy: The International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development. May Optimal Policy-Making? The Insulated Technocracy Argument and the Case of the Salinas Administration in Mexico. CERLAC Working Paper Series No. 13. Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean, York University, May Changes in the Neighbourhood: Reflections on Mexico in Transition. Policy Staff Paper No. 96/02, Economic and Trade Policy Division (CPE), Policy Staff, Dept. of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, March From Bad to Worse? Neoliberal Restructuring in Mexico Under Salinas and Zedillo. Canada- Americas Policy Alternatives (CAPA) Occasional Paper Series. Toronto: Jesuit Centre, October Canadian and Mexican Postwar Development ( ): More Than at First Meets the Eye. (Translated into Spanish as "Un estudio comparativo sobre el desarrollo de México y Canadá después de la segunda guerra mundial ( ): Más allá de la primera
7 impresión"). Working Paper, Centro de Investigaciones sobre América del Norte (CISAN), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, July Non-refereed Articles: - Thomas Legler and Hector Vanolli. The Dilemmas of Domestic Election Observation: The Experience of Democracia Representativa during the 2007 Santa Fe Provincial Elections in Argentina. Article prepared for ACE: The Electoral Knowledge Network, February La OEA y la democracia. El Comercio (Peru), 5 September La sociedad civil para la defensa internacional de la democracia. Peruprensa 27 August From Free Trade to the Basics: Cross-border Civil Society Cooperation in Canada and Mexico. Canada Watch 8, 6 (July 2001): With Jean Mayer. A Partial Victory: Mexicans Voted the PRI Out of Office But Electoral Irregularities Persist. Hemisphere 9, 3 (Winter 2001): "A Rejoinder to Jean Charest." Voices of Mexico 30 (Jan.-March 1995): 7. - "From Mulroney to Chrétien: More of the Same?" Voices of Mexico 28 (July-September 1994): "De Mulroney a Chrétien: Más de lo mismo?" Etcétera, 14 de abril de "Canadá: cambio de rostro." Etcétera, 18 de noviembre de "Más allá de Mulroney." Etcétera, 22 de abril de "Libre comercio, la clase media, y el mantenimiento del régimen en México." Alternativas: Boletín de Información sobre El Tratado de Libre Comercio 4 (agosto de 1991): "Integración económica: Qué les espera a los mexicanos?" Cuadernos del Norte 13 (enerofebrero de 1991): 3-7. Book Reviews - Review of Manuel Antonio Garretón and Edward Newman, eds. Democracy in Latin America: (Re)Constructing Political Society in International Affairs 80, 1 (January 2004): Conference Papers: - The Inter-American Human Rights System: The Democratic Challenge, Colloquium on the Inter-American Human Rights System, Université Laval, November With Thomas Kwasi Tieku (equal co-authorship), The Democratic Charter Trend: Democracy Promotion in the Americas and Africa, Paper presented at the 49 th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), San Francisco, March 2008.
8 'Empty Pieces of Paper' or a Living Document? The Inter-American Democratic Charter. Paper presented at the XXVII Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), Montreal, 5-8 September, Democratic Governability in the Andes, Populist Style. Paper presented at the International Colloquium on 25 Años de Mutaciones Democráticas en América Latina: Perspectivas Comparativas y Desafíos Transversales. El Colegio de México, Mexico City, June Putting Out the Fire: Ten Lessons from International Efforts to Facilitate Democratic Dialogue in the Americas. Paper presented at the 48 th Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), Chicago, 28 February-3 March From Methodological Nationalism to a Transnational Perspective: Theorizing Democratization in the Americas. Paper presented at the XXVI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March Outside-in, Inside-Out? International-Domestic Interactions and Political Change in Venezuela, Paper presented at the 2005 Annual Conference of the International Studies Association (ISA) Southern Region, Miami, 3-5 November The Transnational Dimensions of Democratization in the Americas: Theoretical and Conceptual Challenges, Paper presented at the SSHRC workshop The Transnational Dimensions of Democratization in the Americas, Mount Allison University, June The Multilateralism-Democracy Nexus in Venezuela s Political Crisis. Paper presented at the SSHRC workshop The Transnational Dimensions of Democratization in the Americas, Mount Allison University, June (Re-)Democratization as a Transnational Phenomenon: A Comparison of Peru and Venezuela, Paper presented at the XXV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Las Vegas, 7-9 October The OAS Promotion of Democracy and Changing Sovereignty Practices in the Inter- American System. Paper presented at the 45 th Annual Conference of the International Studies Association (ISA), Montreal, March With Andrew Cooper (equal co-authorship). A Tale of Two Mesas: The OAS Defence of Democracy in Peru and Venezuela. Paper presented at the 45 th Annual Conference of the International Studies Association (ISA), Montreal, March The Inter-American Democratic Charter: From Peru to Venezuela and Beyond, Paper presented at the 2003 Annual Conference of the International Studies Association (ISA), Portland, Oregon, 25 February 1 March Peru Then and Now: The Inter-American Democratic Charter and Peruvian Democratization, Paper presented at the Conference on The Inter-American Democratic Charter: Challenges and Opportunities for the Promotion and Defense of Democracy in the Americas, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, November A Model for Defending Democracy? The OAS Mission to Peru. Paper co-presented with Andrew Cooper at the 43 rd Annual Convention of the International Studies Association (ISA), New Orleans, 24-7 March 2002.
9 Transnational Coalition Building in the Americas: The Case of the Hemispheric Social Alliance. Paper presented at the Summit Institute on Building the New Agenda: Hemispheric Integration and Social Cohesion, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, York University, July Available online at - Canadian and Mexican Foreign Policies, : Convergence or Divergence? Paper presented at the seminar on La Integración Canadá-México: Una Perspectiva Latinoamericana, Mexican Chapter, Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Mexico City, 8-9 June "Systemic Transformation by Design: Latin America and Eastern Europe Compared." Paper presented at the Annual Congress of the Canadian Political Science Association, Sherbrooke, Quebec, 8 June "The Pros and Cons of Peasant-Agribusiness Alliances: The Case of the Club del Maíz in Mexico." Paper presented at the Graduate Students' Conference on Development Studies, University of Toronto, 28 May "Respuestas Colectivas de los Campesinos Mexicanos Ante El Proceso de Reestructuración Económica: Los Casos de COMAGRO y El Barzón." Paper presented at the Conference "La Sociedad Civil Regional y los Procesos de Integración," Consejo Superior Universitario Centroamericano (CSUCA), San José, Costa Rica, 7-8 Aug "Filling the Void: The Case of COMAGRO." Paper presented at the 2nd Congress of the Canadian Association for Mexican Studies, Mexico City, November "Contending Approaches to the Politics of Economic Restructuring in Rural Mexico." Paper presented at the 1995 Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, Washington D.C., September Reports: - Contributor to Thomas S. Axworthy, ed. Creating Democratic Value: Evaluating Efforts to Promote Democracy Abroad. A report prepared for the Global Peace and Security Fund, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT), 21 March With Barry Levitt (equal co-authorship). Responding to Democratic Crises in Latin America: A Diagnostic Tool. Prepared for the Friends of the Inter-American Democratic Charter and the Carter Center. Atlanta: The Carter Center, July With Jennifer McCoy. Rapporteurs Report for Friends of the Inter-American Democratic Charter Evaluation Meeting, April 25-26, Atlanta: The Carter Center, May With Nibaldo Galleguillos, Mark Juhasz, Marie Josée Massicotte, Jean Francois Mayer, and Erin McCaughan. The July 2, 2000 Mexican Elections: A Report By a Team of Academics from Southern Ontario. Distributed by the Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL), July INVITED LECTURES AND EVENT PARTICIPATION: - Canada-Latin America Relations , Invited presentation, Canada Day, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia, October 2008.
10 The Future of the OAS: Between Conflict Prevention and Democracy Promotion, Invited presentation, Fundación para las Relaciones Internacionales y el Díalogo Exterior (FRIDE), Madrid, 11 July Democracia, derechos humanos, y desarrollo, Invited Panelist, Estrategias de ayuda para el desarrollo en América Latina: Qué comparten Canadá y España? Conference held at the Círculo de Bellas Artes, Salón Valle Inclán, Madrid, 31 March La corriente constructivista en México, Panel Chair, Relaciones Internacionales en el Siglo XXI, Congreso de Relaciones Internacionales, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Estado de México, 20 February Análisis de las Elecciones Presidenciales de Invited panelist. Organized by the Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación y de la Comunicación Social, Universidad del Salvador (USAL), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 29 October La Promoción de la Democracia en las Américas, Academic Forum and Book Launch for the New Edited Volume, Promoting Democracy in the Americas (Johns Hopkins University Press), Event Organizer, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, 8 October Promoting Democracy in the Americas, Panel Chair and Panelist, XXI Congreso Annual, Asociación Mexicana de Estudios Internacionales, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, 5 October Multilateralism and the "New" Challenges to Democracy in the Americas, Panel Chair, XXVII Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), Montreal, 5-8 September, Civil Society and the Promotion of Democracy: The Case of Santa Fe. Invited presentation for the conference, The Importance of Civil Society s Participation in the Electoral Process, for the Dirección Nacional Electoral, Ministerio del Interior, Palacio de Comunicación, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 27 September The African Charter on Democracy, Elections, and Governance and the Inter-American Democratic Charter: Origins, Application, and Challenges Ahead, Moderator for Panel Session of the International Conference, Democracy Bridge: Multilateral Efforts for the Promotion and Defense of Democracy in Africa and the Americas, Organization of American States, Washington, D.C., July Caribbean Diplomatic Partners Today. Invited presenter in panel session of the Conference on the Caribbean, Office of External Research, Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR), U.S. Department of State, Arlington, VA, 3 October Diálogos Democráticos en las Américas: Sirven para Algo? Seminar presentation for the Departamento de Relaciones Internacionales, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, 25 September La sociedad civil en la promoción y protección de la democracia. International seminar. Invited presenter and participant. Organized by Red Participación y Justicia and the Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL). Hotel Plaza, La Paz, Bolivia, 30 August Democracia y pacto social en las Américas: Retos y posibilidades. Invited panelist in roundtable discussion. Organized by the Canadian Embassy and Transparencia. Museo Nacional, Lima, Peru, 28 August La sociedad civil en la promoción y protección de la democracia. Invited workshop presenter and participant. Organized by the Corporación Latinoamericana para el Desarrollo (CLD) and the Canadian Foundation for the Americas. Hotel Hilton Colón, Quito, Ecuador, 24 August Session of Jennifer McCoy s graduate seminar Comparative Democratization (Pols 8205). Invited participant. Department of Political Science, Georgia State University, Atlanta, 24 April Evaluation Meeting of the Friends of the Inter-American Democratic Charter. Invited participant and rapporteur. Atlanta, the Carter Center, April 25-26, The Transnational Dimensions of Democratization in the Americas. Panel Chair. XXVI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 17 March 2006.
11 Civil Society in the Promotion and Protection of Democracy in the Americas. Commissioned policy paper presentation to a strategy session at the Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL), Ottawa, 1 March Promoting Democracy in Latin America? The Role of the International Community. Public roundtable panelist, Rollins College, Orlando, Florida, 21 February Participant, Foreign Affairs Canada Dialogue with José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the Organization of American States, 23 September Hemos Creado Un Monstruo? Hugo Chávez y la Exportación de la Revolución Bolivariana. Lecture for the Department of Pacific Studies, Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico, 14 September The OAS and Mission Creep: Is the OAS Doing Too Much or Too Little? Presentation to U.S. government officials, Washington, D.C., 7 September Ethical Leadership: Balancing Integrity and Fun, Student Life seminar for university residence executives, Mount Allison University, 31 August Participant in Academic Roundtable, Inter-American Dialogue in the Framework of the 2005 General Assembly of the Organization of American States, Sun Sentinel Auditorium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 3 June Panelist, The Inter-American Democratic Charter, International Summer School Workshop on Democracy and Multilateralism in the Americas, Centre for Inter-American Studies, Université Laval, 15 May Participant in an Information Exchange and Consultation Session on the Organization of American States General Assembly in Fort Lauderdale and the Fourth Summit of the Americas, organized by Peter M. Boehm, Assistant Deputy Minister, North America, Foreign Affairs Canada, 6 May Panelist in a roundtable seminar, Democratic Consolidation in Latin America and the Role of the International Community, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, 22 April From Methodological Nationalism to a Transnational Perspective: Theorizing Democratization in the Americas, Political Science Departmental Seminar, University of British Columbia, 8 April The Inter-American Democratic Charter, Presentation as part of a panel on Democracy and Governance at the Colloquium What Institutions for the Americas, Centre for Inter- American Studies, Université Laval, 11 March Presentation on my experience as a Carter Center observer during the August 15, 2004 presidential recall referendum in Venezuela, Rotary Club of Sackville, 9 December Participant in public consultation and teleconference Enhancing the Dialogue Between Canadians and Government on Inter-American Issues, Inter-American Affairs Division, Foreign Affairs Canada, 26 November Chair for Democratization in Developing Countries: Current Trends and Challenges: A Roundtable, Mount Allison University, 5 November Overview of Darfur Situation, Candlelight Vigil for Sudan, Mount Allison University Chapel, 20 October Hugo Chávez, the Bolivarian Revolution, and the August 15 Referendum in Venezuela, Social Science Seminar, Mount Allison University, 15 October Ethical Leadership: Balancing Integrity and Fun, Student Life seminar for university residence executives, Mount Allison University, 1 September Measures of Success in International Service Work, Panel Chair and Organizer, Rotary District 7810 Annual Conference, Mount Allison University, May My Personal Experience with International Development, talk given to WUSC members, Mount Allison University, 8 March Women and Development in Latin America, talk given to the congregation of St. Anne s Church, Sackville, 5 March Chief Organizer, Foreign Affairs Public Consultation on Social Development in the Americas, Mount Allison University, November 26, Organized on the request of Dr. Renata Wielgosz, Director of the Inter-American Affairs Division at Foreign Affairs Canada. The event served as a public consultation in the lead up to the Special Summit of the Americas in Monterrey, Mexico on January 12-13, 2004.
12 Making Sense of the Iraq Crisis: An International Relations Primer, A Seniors Seminar Series presentation co-organized by the Mount Allison Department of Continuing Education and the Moncton Seniors Group Lifelong Learners, Lakeburn School, Moncton, 28 March To the Rescue: The OAS and the Defense of Democracy in Peru and Venezuela. Global Development Seminar Series, International Development Studies, Dalhousie University, Halifax, 25 March The OAS to the Rescue: The Multilateral Defense of Democracy in Peru and Venezuela. Seminar Series for the Social Sciences, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, 21 March Panelist, Peace-ing It Together: Sharing Our Perspectives on War With Iraq, Public Roundtable organized by Leadership Mount Allison, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, 5 March The Challenges of Agricultural Cooperatives: Insights from Mexico. Presentation at the World University Services of Canada Regional Conference Community and Interactive Development, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, 15 February Roundtable Participant, Research Without (Southern) Borders: New Directions in International Research in Canada, sponsored by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Dalhousie University, Halifax, 9 December Making Sense of the Post-9/11 World In Which We Live, lecture delivered to the Interprovincial Meeting of the Criminal Intelligence Service New Brunswick and Criminal Intelligence Service Nova Scotia, Sackville Fire Hall, Sackville, New Brunswick, 10 October GRADUATE-LEVEL EXPERIENCE La Política Transnacional (Transnacional Politics), Graduate Course in the Departamento de Ciencias Sociales y Políticas, Universidad Iberoamericana Fall 2008 Doctoral research assistant, Universidad Iberoamericana: Fredy Macedo (Ciencias Sociales y Políticas) Summer 2008 Sinodal (dissertation committee member and reader), Dissertation defense of Javier Urbano, La Ejecución de las Estrategias de Codesarrollo en las Políticas de Administración Migratoria de la Unión Europea, Programa de Posgrado en Ciencias Políticas y Sociales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México May-June 2007 Invited external faculty, Prospectus defense of Lesley Burns, "Bringing the Judiciary Back In: The Impact of Executive-Judicial Relations on Democratic Stability in Venezuela," Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia April 2005 Doctoral research assistants, SSHRC Standard Research Grant: Aroa El Horani (International Law, Université Laval); Lesley Burns (Political Science, UBC) UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT: Universidad Iberoamericana 2007-Present RT059 Seminario de Análisis de Temas Selectos de Relaciones Internacionales: Populism in Latin America RT059 Seminario de Análisis de Temas Selectos de Relaciones Internacionales: The Inter-American System Spring 2008 RT063 México en la ONU y en la OEA Spring 2008 SO473/RT059 Seminario de Análisis de Temas Selectos de Relaciones Internacionales: International Norms Fall 2007 RT053 América Latina y el Caribe Spring, Fall 2007, Fall 2008
13 SO473 Seminario de Análisis de Relaciones Internacionales: Democratic Governance in the Americas Spring 2007 Mount Allison University INLR 4701 Special Topics in International Relations: Transnational Politics Fall 2005 INLR 4951 Directed Reading in International Relations: The Political Crisis in Haiti Fall 2005 INLR 4301 The Inter-American System Winter 2005 INLR 4701 Special Topics in International Relations: The Challenge of Democracy in International Relations Winter 2005 INLR 3301 Latin American Politics and Society Fall 2004 INLR 4951 Directed Reading in International Relations: Classics in IPE Fall 2004 INLR 4101 Global Governance Simulation Winter 2004 INLR 3001 Gender and International Relations Winter 2004 INLR 4701 Special Topics in International Relations: The Evolution of the Concept of Sovereignty Winter 2004 INLR 3101 Global Governance Fall 2003; Fall 2005 INLR 3201 Problems in International Development: The State Spring-Summer 2003 INLR/POLS 2301 Topics in International Relations Fall 2002; Fall 2003; Fall 2004 INLR 4951 Special Topics in International Relations: The Challenge of Democracy in International Relations Fall 2002 POLS 4701 Special Topics In Political Science: Social Movements in Comparative Perspective Winter 2003 INLR 4951 Special Topics in International Relations: Globalization Winter 2003 University of Victoria Introduction to Comparative Politics (Poli 210) British Government and Politics (Poli 314) Politics of Development (Poli 317) International Political Economy (Poli 344) Politics in Latin America (Poli 419) Social Movements in Comparative Perspective (Poli 433) University of Toronto Latin American Politics and Society (POL305Y) Latin American Social Movements (POL442Y) SERVICE: Universidad Iberoamericana 2007-Present Colegio de Profesores, Departamento de Estudios Internacionales Representative for the Division of Social Science, Comisión de Evaluación y Asignación de Recursos (CEAR) Graduate studies working group, Departamento de Estudios Internacionales Mount Allison University Coordinator, International Relations Program 2002-present Member, Council of Heads of the Faculty of Social Science 2003-present Member, Academic Judicial Committee 2003-present Faculty Advisor, ATLIS: Atlantic International Studies Journal 2003-present Member, International Programs Committee 2003-present Chair, Selection Committee, McCain Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Internaitonal Relations 2005 Don, Edwards House
14 Member, Leadership Mount Allison Steering Committee Member, Employment Equity Panel Member, President s Advisory Committee on International Students Member, Strategic Planning Monitoring Committee Member, Women s Studies Steering Committee Member, Women s Studies Hiring Committee for one-year limited term position 2003 AWARDS, HONOURS, AND GRANTS: Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (SNI), Nivel 1. CONACYT. Mexico Beca de Investigación (appx. $24,000), Dirección de Investigación, Universidad Iberoamericana, La Multilateralization de la Promoción de la Democracia: Un Acercamiento Constructivista SSHRC Standard Research Grant ($117,065), Democratization as a Transnational Phenomenon: The Cases of El Salvador, Haiti, Peru, and Venezuela Voted one of Mount Allison University s most popular professors, Maclean s Guide to Canadian Universities, 2005 edition, 2006 edition Approximately $880 from the Summer Career Placement Program for an International Relations Student Assistant Workshop Coordinator, Mount Allison University 2005 SSHRC Aid to Occasional Scholarly Conferences Grant ($15,000) for a workshop on The Transnational Dimensions of Democratization in the Americas: New Directions in Research 2005 Nominee, Herbert and Leota Tucker Teaching Award, Mount Allison University , SSHRC Internal Grant, Mount Allison University 2003 SSHRC Internal Grant, Mount Allison University 2003 Curricular Grant, Leadership Mount Allison 2003 Co-Curricular Grant, Leadership Mount Allison Grant, Centre for Canadian Studies Enrichment Fund, Mount Allison University Grant, Innovative Teaching Fund, Mount Allison University Faculty Start-up Grant, Mount Allison University Human Security Fellowship, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade 2002 Canada-Mexico Bank of Missions Fund Travel Grant 2000 Nominee, York University Dissertation Prize 1999 OAS-PRA Fellowship for Mexico, Department of Cultural Affairs, Fellowships and Training, Organization of American States 1996 Finalist, Magna for Canada Scholarship, Magna International 1996 Norman Robertson Fellowship, Policy Staff, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ottawa 1995/1996 Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship Visiting Research Fellowship for Dissertation Research, El Centro de Investigaciones sobre América del Norte (CISAN), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City 1994 York University Entrance Scholarship 1991/1992 Graduate Award for Studies Abroad, Department of External Affairs and International Trade Canada/Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores, Government of Mexico. Administered by the International Council for Canadian Studies 1990/1991 AFFILIATIONS: Member, American Political Science Association Member, International Studies Association Member, Latin American Studies Association Associate, Inter-American Dialogue
15 Member, International Advisory Board, Democracia Representativa, A.C. (Argentina) Member, Academic Forum of the Summits of the Americas Member, Canadian Institute of International Affairs Non-resident Fellow, Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL) Fellow, Centre for the Study of Democracy, Queen s University
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