Sat, Feb 25|
A Conversation With Keith Mines: Challenges to Democracy in Latin America
Join the director of the US Institute of Peace’s Latin America Program in a conversation exploring the state of democracy in Latin America.
Time & Location
Feb 25, 10:00 AM
About the event
Keith Mines is director of the Latin America program at the United States Institute of Peace. Join us as we explore the health of democracy in Latin America. Learn about recent trends, see how recent events fit into a larger context, and gain a better understanding of what constitutes a successful democracy.
Mines joined USIP after a career at the State Department, where he was most recently director for Andean and Venezuelan affairs. In 32 years of diplomatic and military service, he has worked on governance and institution building in Central America and Colombia; Middle East peace in Israel and the West Bank; post-conflict stabilization in Haiti, Iraq and Afghanistan; global financial stability and the environment in Brazil; security sector reform in Hungary; famine relief and tribal reconciliation in Darfur and Somali; and creating a culture of lawfulness as the first director of the Merida Initiative in Mexico City.
A frequent contributor to publications such as the Foreign Service Journal and Orbis, Mines has written extensively on post-conflict stabilization, peacebuilding and negotiations, and the roots of civil conflict. His book, “Why Nation Building Matters: Political Consolidation, Building Security Forces, and Economic Development in Failed and Fragile States,” was published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2020. Mines has a bachelor’s in history from Brigham Young University and a master’s in foreign service from Georgetown University.