Dr. Jennifer McCoy will present a lecture entitled “Bridging the Divide: Creating Dialogue Amid Polarization and Conflict” on Thursday, February 5. Her talk is part of the University’s Women Inspire lecture series, which celebrates the achievement of Georgia State University women.
Dr. McCoy is a professor in the Department of Political Science, the interim director of Georgia State University’s Global Studies Institute, and a long-time director of the Carter Center’s Americas program. She is a specialist on democratization, international collective defense of democracy, mediation and conflict prevention, election processes and election observation, and Latin American politics. Her current research projects include a USAID Research and Innovation grant on The Dilemmas of Transitional Justice in the Colombian Peace Process; a study of best practices in combatting campaign inequity and incumbent electoral advantage in Latin America; explaining the changing norm of international election monitoring; and assessing the effectiveness of international dialogue efforts in Venezuela.
The lecture will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 5 in the auditorium in Centennial Hall at 100 Auburn Ave. See the Women Inspire website for additional information.
Recent publications by Dr. McCoy include:
- Jennifer McCoy and Francisco Diez, International Mediation in Venezuela,
(United States Institute of Peace, 2011).
- “Challenges for the Collective Defense of Democracy on the Tenth Anniversary of the Inter-American Democratic Charter,” Latin American Policy (2012).
- The Chávez challenge for Obama: An Inconvenient Marriage or Frosty Separation” in Shifting the Balance: Obama and the Americas for Change, Abraham F. Lowenthal, Theodore J. Piccone and Laurence Whitehead, Editors. (Brookings Institution Press, 2011)
- “Venezuela under Chávez: Beyond Liberalism,” in Latin America’s Left Turns:
Politics,Policies and Trajectories of Change. Edited by Maxwell A. Cameron and Eric Hershberg. (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2010).
- “Engaging Venezuela: 2009 and Beyond” in The Obama
Administration and the Americas: Agenda for Change. Edited by Abraham
Lowenthal, Theodore Piccone, and Laurence Whitehead. (Brookings Institution Press, 2009).