Riordan Roett

Riordan Roett, PhD

Professor and Director of the Latin American Studies Program
Latin American Studies

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Expertise

Regions
  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Latin America
  • Mexico
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Venezuela
Topics
  • Developing Nations
  • Governance
  • Global Financial Crises
  • International Financial Markets
  • Elections and Foreign Policy
  • Emerging Markets
  • Political Risk Analysis
  • International Debt
  • NAFTA
Languages
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Background and Education

Member of the board of directors for a number of closed-end mutual funds at Legg Mason Global Asset Management; member of the Council on Foreign Relations and The Bretton Woods Committee; recipient of the Order of Rio Branco from the government of Brazil with the rank of commander; recipient of the Order of Bernardo O'Higgins from the government of Chile with the rank of gran oficial; recognized for contributions to Johns Hopkins SAIS with establishment of the Riordan Roett Chair in Latin American Studies in 2004; former consultant to Chase Manhattan Bank in various capacities; was a faculty fellow of the World Economic Forum at the annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland; served as national president of the Latin American Studies Association; PhD, political science, Columbia University


 
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Spring 2018 
Focuses on rele...
Focuses on relevant policy issues – economic and political – during the PT governments (2003-present) with class discussion focusing on options and opportunities that were overlooked or ignored by the four PT governments (Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff).
Fall 2017 
Covers the basi...
Covers the basic interpretive frameworks that have been employed to analyze political change in Latin America, from the original debates between modernization and dependency theory through the rise of authoritarian regimes to the more recent studies on democratic transitions, neoliberal politics and economics and the consolidation of democratic regimes. Required introductory course for all LASP students.
Spring 2017 
Focuses on rele...
Focuses on relevant policy issues – economic and political – during the PT governments (2003-present) with class discussion focusing on options and opportunities that were overlooked or ignored by the four PT governments (Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff).
Spring 2017 
Explores the ne...
Explores the new global challenges and opportunities emerging for Latin American development. Topics include: prospects for negotiation of mega free trade agreements and their potential impact on Latin America; The Pacific Alliance; infrastructure and competitiveness; Chinese investment in Latin America; the politics of social change in Chile; the explosion of violence in Central America.
Spring 2016 
Covers the basi...
Covers the basic interpretive frameworks that have been employed to analyze political change in Latin America, from the original debates between modernization and dependency theory through the rise of authoritarian regimes to the more recent studies on democratic transitions, neoliberal politics and economics and the consolidation of democratic regimes. Required introductory course for all LASP students.