Who is Riordan Roett?
Riordan Roett, is an American political scientist specializing in Latin America. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in political science and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was assistant professor and acting director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University and is currently the Sarita and Don Johnston Professor of Political Science and Director of the Western Hemisphere Program at the Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C.
Roett is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York and a former national president of the Latin American Studies Association. In 2001 the President of Brazil named Roett to the Order of Rio Branco with the rank of Commander. Fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, he is a renowned specialist on Brazilian, Mercosur, and Mexican issues and the author of several books on Latin America’s political economy.
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