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Benjamin N. Gedan

Adjunct Lecturer, Latin American Studies Program

About

Benjamin N. Gedan is a senior adviser to the Woodrow Wilson Center's Latin American Program and the director of its Argentina Project. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins SAIS. He is a former South America director on the National Security Council at the White House. Previously, he was responsible for Honduras and Argentina at the U.S. Department of State, and covered Central America and the Caribbean as an international economist at the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

As a journalist, Gedan reported for The Boston Globe, The Miami Herald and other publications. He is a former Fulbright scholar in Uruguay, and earned a PhD in foreign affairs from Johns Hopkins SAIS. He graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor's in international relations, and received a Master's in international economics and Latin American studies from  Johns Hopkins SAIS. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. As a Latin America scholar, he has published opinion pieces in The Wall Street Journal, The Miami Herald, The Hill, and Foreign Policy and has been quoted by The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN Money, Foreign Policy, and Bloomberg.
 
 
 
 

Expertise

Regions

  • Argentina
  • Honduras
  • Latin America

Topics

  • American Foreign Policy
  • International Economics
  • International Political Economy
  • International Relations
  • Strategic and Security Issues

Languages

  • Spanish

In the News

Ivanka, OPIC and Latin America.

Benjamin N. Gedan hosted The Argentina Project podcast, 10/8

Argentina election raises doubts about Trump’s bet on right-wing leaders.

Benjamin N. Gedan quoted in the Los Angeles Times, 9/10

Amazon in flames.

Benjamin N. Gedan hosted Two the Point podcast, 9/8

Will this Argentine crisis hurt the IMF reputation?

Benjamin N. Gedan quoted in the Associated Press, 9/4

Argentina’s $56 Billion question.

Benjamin N. Gedan hosted The Argentina Project podcast, 9/3

Argentina: How IMF’s biggest ever bailout crumbled under Macri.

Benjamin N. Gedan quoted in Financial Times, 9/1

Lagarde’s IMF legacy holds clues to her ECB presidency.

Benjamin N. Gedan quoted in Financial Times, 8/30

Argentina’s landscape under an Alberto Fernández presidency.

Benjamin N. Gedan interviewed on Global Americans’ Two Gringos with Questions podcast, 8/29

Debt, default, and disorder: Macri nears end with familiar crisis.

Benjamin N. Gedan quoted in Financial Times, 8/29

China’s Latin America shopping spree

Benjamin N. Gedan hosted The Argentina Project podcast, 8/27

Overshooting for the stars.

Benjamin N. Gedan hosted The Argentina Project podcast, 8/21

Argentine peso sells off against dollar for second day.

Benjamin N. Gedan interviewed on CNN, 8/14

Argentina's inconsistency spooks investors.

Benjamin N. Gedan interviewed on CNN, 8/14

Argentine peso dives after populist Peronists gain edge in vote.

Benjamin N. Gedan quoted in The Wall Street Journal, 8/12

Much of Argentina wants its populists back.

Benjamin N. Gedan wrote for NPR, 8/10

Mike Pompeo hails Argentina for calling Hezbollah a terrorist group.

Benjamin N. Gedan quoted in Financial Times, 7/19

New deal on the bloc.

Benjamin N. Gedan interviewed Monica de Bolle on the Argentina Project Podcast, 7/16

Global counterterrorism challenges.

Benjamin N. Gedan hosted panel event on C-SPAN, 7/12

Cracking open Argentina’s market.

Benjamin N. Gedan hosted the Argentina Project Podcast, 7/9

Is Macri pro-Peronist?

Benjamin N. Gedan hosted the Argentina Project Podcast, 7/1

Who wants to be a millionaire?

Benjamin N. Gedan hosted the Argentina Project Podcast, 6/24

Electoral reform can strengthen Argentina’s presidential election.

Benjamin N. Gedan wrote for USC Center on Public Diplomacy blog, 6/17

Trump will play ball with MLB on Cuban players if league helps with Venezuela.

Benjamin N. Gedan interviewed on NPR All Things Considered, 6/12

AP explains: Corruption trial against Argentina’s Fernández.

Benjamin N. Gedan interviewed in Associated Press, 5/23

Can Roberto Lavagna unify Argentina?

Benjamin N. Gedan wrote in Americas Quarterly, 5/16

Argentina’s Macri and Kirchner need to face each other if they hope to win.

Benjamin N. Gedan quoted in Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/9

Venezuelan judges work from abroad and await Maduro’s ouster.

Benjamin N. Gedan quoted in Los Angeles Times, 5/7

U.S. has much at stake if Venezuela’s uprising fails.

Benjamin N. Gedan quoted in the Miami Herald, 5/1

Guaidó's uprising seems to have flatlined. What's next for Venezuela?

Benjamin N. Gedan quoted in the Miami Herald, 5/1

Trump soured relations in Latin America. China and Russia have welcomed the chaos.

Benjamin N. Gedan quoted in The Washington Post, 4/20

Trudeau's scandals undermine Canada's leadership on Venezuela.

Benjamin N. Gedan wrote in RealClearWold, 4/18

Declassified U.S. documents reveal details about Argentina’s dictatorship.

Benjamin N. Gedan quoted in The New York Times, 4/12

U.S. looks for options as embattled Venezuelan leader hangs on.

Benjamin N. Gedan quoted in the Associated Press, 4/11

Cuts to Central American aid.

Benjamin N. Gedan interviewed on C-SPAN Washington Journal, 4/2

Venezuela blackout caused by 'U.S. attack', defence minister claims.

Benjamin N. Gedan quoted in The Guardian, 3/8

Crisis in Venezuela.

Benjamin N. Gedan interviewed on BBC World News, 3/5

U.S. studying mysterious bond billionaire's Venezuela deals.

Benjamin N. Gedan quoted in Bloomberg, 2/26

Trump and Colombian president huddle on how to get aid to Venezuelans.

Benjamin N. Gedan quoted in Miami Herald, 2/13

Inside Trump’s ‘Cubanization’ of America’s Venezuela policy.

Benjamin N. Gedan quoted in Miami Herald, 2/5

Trudeau announces $53 million for Venezuela.

Benjamin N. Gedan interviewed on CTV News, 2/4

British PM goes back to Brexit negotiating table.

Benjamin N. Gedan interviewed on BBC Newsday, 1/31

Escalating tensions in Venezuela.

Benjamin N. Gedan interviewed on MSNBC, 1/30

Will U.S. intervention in Venezuela help or harm its people?

Benjamin N. Gedan interviewed on PBS NewsHour, 1/30