Jennifer McCoy

Jennifer McCoy is Distinguished University Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University, and Director of the Carter Center’s Americas Program. She was recently appointed interim Director of the newly-established Global Studies Institute at Georgia State University. She is a specialist on democratization, international collective defense of democracy, mediation and conflict prevention, election processes and election observation, and Latin American politics. McCoy’s latest book, “International Mediation in Venezuela” (2011), was co-authored with Francisco Diez.

Colombia Peace Deal Could Be a Model for Other Conflicts

The peace deal in Colombia is not only a welcome surprise after 50 years of war, it’s also groundbreaking. That offers hope for other countries in conflict. On September 23, the Colombian government made a major breakthrough in its negotiations with the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) to end 50 years of conflict. After three years of talks, Colombian President Juan Manuel... Continue Reading

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Can Latin America and the United States Overcome the Past?

The attention lavished on the Obama-Castro handshake belies the hard-work that is needed to create true, equal partnerships between the US and Latin America. The handshake between US President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro at the Summit of the Americas in Panama made history, as they gambled to overcome five decades of broken diplomatic relations. Reopening embassies will not... Continue Reading

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