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The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research

Focusing on policy issues important to Latin America and Inter-American relations

The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) is devoted to inter-hemispheric exchanges that will advance the production and dissemination of knowledge about critical policy issues facing the Americas as well as the deepening of academic research in these areas. Its aim is to stimulate contact between scholars and decision-makers working on the region at different locations and in different languages, enriching their production by enabling the confluence of multiple perspectives.

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Sefira Fialkoff

Assistant Director
Sefira Fialkoff is the assistant director of the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR). She has lived and worked abroad in Spain, Costa Rica, Mexico, Cuba, and Kenya. She received her MS in Global Development from the Law School at Tulane University in 2015.

Ludovico Feoli

Executive Director - Center for Inter-American Policy and Research at Tulane University
I am a political scientist interested in understanding how groups of individuals at all levels—local, national, global—reach agreements to advance their common wellbeing, or fail to do so. This includes the web of rules, formal and informal, that communities devise, and that we call institutions... Read More

Cameron Sells

Former CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow
Cameron Sells is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research at Tulane University. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego in 2020. His research interests include local party organizations, social networks, and... Read More

Camilo Nieto-Matiz

Former CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow
Camilo Nieto-Matiz is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) at Tulane University. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Notre Dame in 2020. His main research interests include the causes of political and criminal violence... Read More

Fabio Resmini

CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow
Fabio Resmini is a Visiting Predoctoral Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research at Tulane University. He is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. His research focuses on the political consequences of party... Read More

Gustavo Diaz

CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow
Gustavo Diaz is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research at Tulane University. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research focuses on issues of accountability and representation in the Global South, as... Read More

Zaraí Toledo Orozco

CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow
Zaraí Toledo Orozco is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research at Tulane University. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of British Columbia (2020). Her research interests include state development, resource governance and... Read More

Katherine McKiernan

Former CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow
Katherine (Kate) McKiernan is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) at Tulane University. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2020. Her research focuses on distributive politics, with a... Read More

Constantino Urcuyo

Academic Director - Centro de Investigación y Adiestramiento Político Administrativo

G. Eduardo Silva

Professor - Lydian Chair of Political Science
At its core my research focuses on state-society relations and the politics of policy change. A core question that runs through most of my work could be summed up as follows. Under what conditions do authorities either implement policies that address the needs of relatively powerless... Read More