Scholars and Visitors

Each year CLAS sponsors an outstanding group of visiting scholars. The group ranges from area specialists to public intellectuals and practitioners. Visiting scholars give public talks and participate fully in the intellectual life at CLAS.

Applying for affiliation with CLAS


Senior Scholar

Maria Echaveste, senior scholar at CLASMaria Echaveste

Maria Echaveste has built a distinguished career working as a public policy consultant, lecturer, senior White House official, long-time community leader, and corporate attorney. She has lectured at UC Berkeley's School of Law and was affiliated with the UC Berkeley Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy.  She is currently working on immigration, civic engagement, labor rights and education. She is an affiliate of the Berkeley Food Institute, a multi-disciplinary center at UC Berkeley, focused on transforming our nation’s food system. She specializes in international issues related to Mexico and Latin America, including being named by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as Special Representative to Bolivia in 2009.  From 1998 to 2001, Echaveste served as assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff to President Bill Clinton. From 1997 to 1998, Echaveste was director of the Office of Public Liaison at the White House and the administrator of the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division from 1993 to 1997. 


Visiting Researcher

Leonildes Nazar Chaves, CLAS Visiting Researcher, 2019-20.Leonildes Nazar Chaves (Brazil, 2019-20)

Leonildes is a researcher and Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the State University of Rio de Janeiro Institute for Social and Political Studies (IESP-UERJ). She holds a Master's degree in Political Science (IESP-UERJ, 2017), and researches Brazilian foreign policy, international cooperation for development, climate change and environmental policy, and democratic institutions and political history. She is a member of the Laboratory of World Political Analysis (Labmundo) and the Latitude South research platform. In 2014, she did postgraduate work on studies of culture, politics, and identities. She develops studies of climate change governance and environmental justice, working with civil society organizations on these themes. In addition, Leonildes has subspecialties in International Journalism (Dialogos do Sul/UFRJ) and the History of Africa and African Philosophy (UFRJ). In her research, she defines the dimensions of race and gender as essential axes for/in the analysis of themes, actors and agendas.   


Affiliates (non-resident)

Carolina Botelho.Carolina Botelho (Brazil, 2018-19)

Carolina Botelho holds a Ph.D. in political science from IESP / UERJ, a master's degree in sociology and anthropology from UFRJ and a degree in social sciences from UFRJ. She is currently working on a project on bureaucracy and public policy in Brazil, coordinated by Professor Barry Ames of the University of Pittsburgh. She was a researcher at FGV, IPSOS, UERJ, IPEA, UFRJ and other institutions. She is co-author and co-organizer of the books Reforma da Previdência - A Visita da Velha SenhoraBrasil Pós-Crise: Agenda para a Próxima DécadaNovo Regime Demográfico: uma nova relação entre população e desenvolvimento, and Caminhos Trilhados e Desafios da Educação Superior no Brasil. She has experience in public management in federal and state governments.


 

Past Visiting Scholars and Researchers

2018-19

Sergio Fajardo

2018-19

Elize Massard da Fonseca

2018-19

Natalia Ariza Ramirez

2016-17

Carlos Milani

2016-17

Denise Dresser

2014-15

Tómas McKay

2012-13

Ricardo Lagos

2011-12

Alma Guillermoprieto

2011-12

Maria Beatriz Salles

2011-12

Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado

2011-12

Veronica Maria Sol Herrera

2010-11

Michelle Bachelet

2010-11

Kent Eaton

2010-11

Elizabeth Havice

2010-11

Barbara Lamas

2009-10

Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas

2009-10

Kent Eaton 

2009-10

Elizabeth Havice  

2009-10

Moises Lino e Silva

2009-10

Tamara Silva Comargo 

2009-10

Zil Miranda 

2008-09

Barry Carr

2008-09

Jean-Paul Faguet

2008-09

Kent Eaton 

2008-09

Kirsten Sehnbruch 

2008-09

Luciana Andressa Martins de Souza 

2007-08

Sergio Aguayo

2007-08

Kirsten Sehnbruch

2007-08

Clara Ines Nicholls

2007-08

Jacqueline Adams

2007-08

Michele DeSando

2007-08

Beate Frank

2007-08

Héctor Perla Jr.

2007-08

Glauco Arbix

2007-08

Ana Paula Galdeano Cruz

2007-08

Luciana Andressa Martins de Souza

2007-08

Hilda Lorena Cardenas

2006-07

Ricardo Lagos

2006-07

Daniel Coronell Castañeda

2006-07

Kirsten Sehnbruch

2006-07

Jacqueline Adams

2006-07

Kent Eaton

2006-07

Benjamin Goldfrank 

2006-07

Lyal White

2006-07

Michele DeSando

2005-06

Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas

2005-06

Jacqueline Adams

2005-06

Ana Cara

2005-06

Kent Eaton

2005-06

Luiz Fernando Macedo Bessa

2005-06

Kirsten Sehnbruch

2005-06

Lavinia Barros de Castro

2005-06

Marta Maria Gomes de Oliveira

2004-05

Mariclaire Acosta

2004-05

Peter H. Smith

2004-05

Ana Cara

2004-05

Márcio Holland

2004-05

Roberto Castro

2004-05

Estela Neves

2004-05

Marcos Novaro

2004-05

Kirsten Sehnbruch

2004-05

Lavinia Barros de Castro

2004-05

Rodrigo Sabbatini

2004-05

Luisa Farah Schwartzman

2003-04

Jorge Arrate

2003-04

Sergio Aguayo

2003-04

Diamela Eltit

2003-04

Paulo Lins

2003-04

Jorge Wilheim

2003-04

Peter Smith

2003-04

Alba Zaluar

2003-04

Mary Beth Kaufman

2003-04

Gabriella Delamata

2003-04

Kirsten Sehnbruch

2003-04

Catha Worthman

2003-04

Kathleen Kollewe

2002-03

Lorenzo Meyer

2002-03

David Bonior

2002-03

Antonio Barros de Castro

2002-03

Nancy Appelbaum

2002-03

Sandy Tolan

2002-03

Clara Ines Nicholls

2002-03

Francisca del Rio

2002-03

Jaime Couso

2002-03

Romana Falcon

2002-03

Carsten Schneider

2001-02

María Gregori

2001-02

Enrique de la Garza  

2001-02

Susana Nudelsman

2001-02

Marcela Hernández

2001-02

Janet Chernela

2000-01

Fernando Calderón

2000-01

Francisco Dantas

2000-01

María Esther Epele

2000-01

Mynor Melgar

2000-01

Luis Mirón

2000-01

Gerardo Munck

2000-01

Raquel Olea

2000-01

Alejandra Pellicer

2000-01

Sandy Tolan

2000-01

Enrique Dussel Peters

2000-01

Jaime Montes

2000-01

Cristián Noemí

2000-01

Bernardo Ricupero

1999-2000

Ruth Cardoso

1999-2000

Mark Danner