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Riordan Roett

Riordan Roett

Professor and Director Emeritus, Latin American Studies Program


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



  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Latin America
  • Mexico
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Venezuela


  • Developing Nations
  • Global Financial Crises
  • International Financial Markets
  • Elections and Foreign Policy
  • Emerging Markets
  • Governance
  • International Debt
  • Political Risk Analysis


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  • Spanish