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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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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

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.

Constantino Urcuyo

Academic Director - Centro de Investigación y Adiestramiento Político Administrativo

Francisco Rodríguez

Richard E. Greenleaf Visiting Professor
Francisco R. Rodríguez is a Venezuelan economist and currently director and founder of Oil for Venezuela, a non-profit organization focused on finding solutions to Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis. He received an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, and has an undergraduate degree... Read More