Jamie Shenk

Jamie Shenk is a doctoral student in Sociology and a Clarendon Scholar at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on how communities mobilize in post-conflict Colombia. She was the 2018 Latin America Fellow at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) and has previously worked at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Latin American Program and Synergy Global Consulting. She graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a BA in History and holds a master's degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Oxford.
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What Will a Post-Trump America Look Like?

Americans are still anxiously waiting to find out who will be the 46th president of the United States. But while the results of the 2020 race may still be murky, what this election has made clear is that whoever succeeds President Donald Trump — whether in 2021 or 2025 — will face an uphill battle of governing a post-Trump America. What will this look like in practice? One only needs to... Continue Reading

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Why a Car Bomb in Northern Ireland Should Worry Colombia

A warning to Colombia is that peace, even after 20 years, is not guaranteed. Colombians are just beginning to recover after a car bomb, planted by the country’s last remaining guerrilla group, the National Liberation Army (ELN), detonated in the capital city of Bogotá on January 17. The blast, which killed 21 people and injured dozens during a promotion ceremony at the General Santander... Continue Reading

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Mexico Has Bigger Problems than Russian Interference

Just like the US elections in 2016, fake news has become a fixture of Mexican social media during the electoral season. In a video posted in January, Mexico’s leading presidential candidate, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (better known by his initials, AMLO), stands on the edge of the port of Veracruz, looking out over the gray waters. “I’m waiting for the Russian submarine,” he tells... Continue Reading

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